Word! Osteoporosis for Kids
In osteoporosis, a person's bones are weakened by a loss of bone density, and the bones may break more easily.
Word! O for Kids
Oh! Learn the health and medical words that start with O.
Female Athlete Triad for Teens
Female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: disordered eating, amenorrhea (loss of a girl's period), and osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones).
5 Reasons for Girls to Play Sports for Teens
Playing organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.
Compression Fracture of the Spine for Parents
A compression fracture of the spine is when the vertebrae (bones that form the spine) collapses. People with weakened bones can get them from a minor fall or with no trauma at all.
Compulsive Exercise for Parents
Even though exercise has many positive benefits, too much can be harmful. Teens who exercise compulsively are at risk for both physical and psychological problems.
Calcium for Teens
Your parents were right to make you drink milk when you were little. It's loaded with calcium, a mineral vital for building strong bones and teeth.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Celiac Disease Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents
What teachers should know about celiac disease, and how to help students with the digestive disorder succeed in school.
Steroids and Cancer Treatment for Teens
If your doctor prescribed steroids as part of your treatment for an illness, don't worry. It's not the illegal, doping scandal kind of steroid. Get the details in this article for teens.