Strokes for Teens
Strokes are more common in older adults, but teens can have one too. This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second.
Strokes for Parents
This "brain attack" happens when blood flow to the brain stops, even for a second. Often, kids who have a stroke can learn to use their arms and legs and speak again through brain retraining.
Heart Disease for Kids
Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, mainly affects older people. Find out more in this article for kids.
Memory Matters for Kids
You have memories, but how do they form and stay in your brain? Find out in this article for kids.
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) for Parents
The foramen ovale is a normal opening between the upper two chambers of an unborn baby’s heart. It usually closes soon after the baby’s birth — when it doesn't, it's called a patent foramen ovale.
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.
Sickle Cell Disease for Parents
Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that makes red blood cells change shape and cause health problems. Find out how to help your child.
Is It Dangerous to Run in the Heat? for Teens
Find out what the experts have to say.
Cocaine & Crack: What Parents Need to Know for Parents
Cocaine and crack are illegal drugs that produce an intense high and can cause a stroke, heart attack, or even death.
Getting Medical Care for Teens
This section has tips on everything from taking care of your body to choosing the right health care providers.