It's National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Pediatric sports medicine specialists know that children are not "small adults." They understand that the body of a child or teen is still developing and requires a different approach to treatment.
Shortly after birth, your infant's doctor will take a a few drops of blood from your baby with a heal stick. You may wonder what the blood is being tested for. Read on to find out.
Here are the basics for building quality time with your family.
Burns can occur anytime of year, but the summertime can hold special hazards because many of us are outdoors doing yard work, grilling or boating. More than a million burn injuries occur each year, Introduction: What Do You Know About Burns?
BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.
There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.
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