Illnesses and disabilities can happen when the human body does not work properly, is exposed to disease or is hurt. Problems can affect the brain, the body or both. They may be visible, like a limp or acne, or invisible, like depression or diabetes.
Some conditions happen before a child is born; some occur only in childhood and adolescence. In many cases, what doctors do and how kids get better is different than for adults.
Bandaides & Blackboards: Kids
[ Kids ] Read stories, get tips about teasing, and take a hospital tour. Learn fun things to do in the hospital and how the body works.
The Deadly Bugs of War
[ Kids/Teens ] Provides information about anthrax, botulinum toxin, plague, smallpox, and tularemia. Includes symptoms of exposure, vaccines, and treatments.
Dr Pedi: Common Illnesses
[ Kids ] Dr Pedi tells about some common ways kids get sick or hurt. Learn about fever, head lice, cuts and scrapes, and measles.
Environmental Diseases from A to Z
[ Kids ] Explores how air, water, sun, dust, plants, animals, chemicals, and metals can make people sick.
The Facts About Fractures and Broken Bones
[ Kids ] Learn about different types of fractures, what happens to the bone, how the doctor helps, and when the cast comes off.
HeadLice.Org For Kids
[ Kids ] Information and activities for kids presented by kids. Learn about head lice, their life cycle, and what they do.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Collection of articles help children and their families understand basic medical conditions, tests, and procedures. Also includes a guide to home care and wellness. From the Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati.
Kids First for Health
[ Kids ] Learn about illnesses, tests and treatments, look up words in the dictionary, read about the hospital and play games in the club.
[ Kids ] Find out how the voice works and why it sometimes doesn't.
KidsHealth: The Scoop on Strep Throat
[ Kids ] Tells what it is, how you get it, what the doctor does, and how to get better.
Living With Artificial Limbs
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Interviews with three people who have lost an arm or leg. Learn how they feel and how they dealt with the loss. Also see pictures of artificial limbs from past to present.
Rabies Web Site for Kids
[ Kids/Teens ] Learn about this serious disease, what causes it, who gets it, and how to prevent it. Includes warning signs, vaccinations, and activities.
Teens First for Health
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about illnesses, allergies and disabilities. Sections on the teen body, ask a doctor, share stories and check out the games.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Includes what it is, the different types, signs and symptoms, and how to protect against this disease.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Articles about infections that teens can get, with information about how they're spread, signs and symptoms, when to go to the doctor, and prevention.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Information on the process, from assessment through surgery. Includes sections on infection, rejection and life after transplant.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn more about what it is, how doctors diagnose TS, symptoms, and treatment.
What I need to know about Liver Transplantation
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains why people need transplants, what happens during surgery, and how to keep the new liver healthy.
Your Genes, Your Health
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] A multimedia guide to genetic, inherited disorders, and Fragile X syndrome.
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