Word! Protein for Kids
Protein builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body. You can get it from yummy foods like eggs, nuts, beans, fish, meat, and milk.
Urine Test: Protein for Parents
The urine protein test is most commonly used to screen for kidney disease and also can help monitor kidney function.
Blood Test: C-Reactive Protein (CRP) for Parents
A C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test is used to identify inflammation or infection in the body.
Phenylketonuria (PKU) for Parents
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a metabolic disorder caused by a defect in the enzyme that breaks down an amino acid. PKU is treatable when it is found early.
Blood Test: IGF Binding Protein-3 (IGFBP-3) for Parents
The main reason doctors order the IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP3) test is to see if a person is producing a normal amount of human growth hormone.
Sports Supplements for Teens
Sports supplements are products used to enhance athletic performance. Lots of people who want to improve their performance have questions about how supplements work and whether they're safe.
Sports Supplements for Parents
Sports supplements are products used to enhance athletic performance. But there aren't enough long-term studies to know if they're safe for teens.
What's Blood? for Kids
It swirls through your veins and arteries, but what is it really? Find out about blood in this article for kids.
Figuring Out Food Labels for Kids
The food label on a food package is a lot like the table of contents in a book - it tells you exactly what the food contains. Read our article for kids for more about food labels.
MyPlate Food Guide for Teens
MyPlate is designed to help people make smart food choices. Its different food groups are a reminder of what – and how much – we should put on our plates to stay healthy.