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In babies and young kids whose brains are still developing, even a small amount of
lead can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems. A lead test can determine
the amount of lead in the blood.
Long-term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, particularly in young
kids, so it's important to find out whether your child might be at risk for lead exposure.
Pica for Parents
Some young kids have the eating disorder pica, which is characterized by cravings
to eat nonfood items.
Hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that happens when red blood cells break down
faster than the body can make them.
A "popped" eardrum is more than just painful - it can sometimes lead to hearing loss.
Learn about eardrum injuries and how to prevent them.
Considering adoption? Here are some things to know about the health and medical care
of an adopted child, before, during, and after the adoption.
Alpha thalassemia is a blood disorder in which the body has a problem producing alpha
globin, a component of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports
oxygen throughout the body.
As your baby becomes more independent, you may have questions about how to prevent
bumps and bruises. Here are some other topics you'll cover with your doctor.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that put kids at risk for heart disease
and diabetes. With lifestyle changes, however, many kids are able to improve their
health and reduce their risk of disease.
Recurrent urinary tract infections can cause kidney damage if left untreated, especially
in kids under age 6. Here's how to recognize the symptom of UTIs and get help for