Blood Test: Lead for Parents
In babies and young kids whose brains are still developing, even a small amount of lead can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems. A lead test can determine the amount of lead in the blood.
Lead Poisoning for Parents
Long-term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, particularly in young kids, so it's important to find out whether your child might be at risk for lead exposure.
Pica for Parents
Some young kids have the eating disorder pica, which is characterized by cravings to eat nonfood items.
Hemolytic Anemia for Parents
Hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that happens when red blood cells break down faster than the body can make them.
Medical Issues in Adoption for Parents
Considering adoption? Here are some things to know about the health and medical care of an adopted child, before, during, and after the adoption.
Alpha Thalassemia for Parents
Alpha thalassemia is a blood disorder in which the body has a problem producing alpha globin, a component of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen throughout the body.
Metabolic Syndrome for Parents
Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that put kids at risk for heart disease and diabetes. With lifestyle changes, however, many kids are able to improve their health and reduce their risk of disease.
Medical Care and Your 8- to 12-Month-Old for Parents
As your baby becomes more independent, you may have questions about how to prevent bumps and bruises. Here are some other topics you'll cover with your doctor.
Managing Health Care for Parents
Cystic Fibrosis for Parents
Cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disorder that particularly affects the lungs and digestive system, makes kids who have it more vulnerable to repeated lung infections.