Wilms Tumor for Parents
Wilms tumor is a cancer of the kidneys that usually affects newborns and the very young. Fortunately, most kids with Wilms tumor survive and go on to live normal, healthy lives.
Kidneys and Urinary Tract for Parents
The bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.
Kidneys and Urinary Tract for Teens
The kidneys perform several functions that are essential to health, the most important of which are to filter blood and produce urine.
Fetal Abdominal Cyst for Parents
A fetal abdominal cyst is a bubble of fluid in a balloon-like bag in the belly of an unborn baby.
Glomerulonephritis for Teens
With glomerulonephritis, tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly, causing problems like too much fluid in the body and swelling. Most of the time it can be treated. Find out more.
Cholesterol for Parents
Most parents probably don't think about what cholesterol means for their kids. But high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, which has its roots in childhood.
Blood for Parents
Here are the basics about the life-sustaining fluid called blood.
Your Urinary System for Kids
You pee every day, but what makes it happen? Find out in this article for kids about the urinary system.
Glomerulonephritis for Parents
Glomerulonephritis happens when tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly. Most cases get better on their own or with treatment.
Urine Test: Creatinine for Parents
Low levels of creatinine in the urine may point to a kidney disease, certain muscular and neuromuscular disorders, or an obstruction of the urinary tract.