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  • The Birth Control Shot for Parents


    The birth control shot is an injection given to a girl every 3 months to help prevent pregnancy. Find out more.

  • Growth and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old for Parents


    Kids entering puberty will undergo many changes in their developing bodies. Find out more about what to expect.

  • Scabies for Parents


    Scabies is an infestation that affects the skin, and is caused by a mite that burrows into the top layer of skin. It causes itching and bumps or blisters.

  • Growth and Your 6- to 12-Year-Old for Parents


    As kids grow from grade-schoolers to preteens, there continues to be a wide range of "normal" as far as height, weight, and shape.

  • Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for Teens


    Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

  • Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for Kids


    Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

  • Surgeries and Procedures: Circumcision for Parents


    Read this article to find out how and why a circumcision is performed.

  • Gene Therapy and Children for Parents


    Gene therapy carries the promise of cures for many diseases and for types of medical treatment most of us would not have thought possible.

  • Kidneys and Urinary Tract for Teens


    The kidneys perform several functions that are essential to health, the most important of which are to filter blood and produce urine.

  • Kidneys and Urinary Tract for Parents


    The bean-shaped kidneys, each about the size of a child's fist, are essential to our health. Their most important role is to filter blood and produce urine.