Playing competitive sports can boost self-esteem and teach teamwork and leadership lessons. But sometimes sports such as gymnastics, dancing, or wrestling focuses too heavily on performance—or appearance— and may trigger an eating disorder.
BMI stands for body mass index. It's used to find out if a child or teen is underweight, at a healthy weight, or overweight. This calculator is different from the BMI calculator for adults. It includes gender and age in the equation.
Try this lower-fat version of a true classic dish that kids love.
Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs. It is the most common long-term disease of children. Test your knowledge of living with asthma with this quiz.
It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.
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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