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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nephrotic Syndrome for Parents


    Nephrotic syndrome happens when tiny filtering units in the kidneys stop working properly. This can cause weight gain and other symptoms. Most kids eventually outgrow it.

  • What Is a Gene? for Kids


    Why does one kid have green eyes while another kid's eyes are brown? It's all in the genes! Find out how genes work, what happens when there are problems with genes, and more.