Pre-Schoolers and School-Age

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  1. A Primer for Preschooler Safety

    Your little ones can learn a lot about safety if you take some time to teach them. Here's an ABC that you and your children can recite together.

  2. Achalasia in Children
  3. Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

    ADHD is a behavior disorder marked by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.

  4. Autistic Disorder

    A child with autism appears to live in his or her own world, showing little interest in others and a lack of social awareness.

  5. Biting

    Young children may bite others out of frustration or stress, or because they feel powerless. Infants and toddlers often bite as a way of exploring their world.

  6. Encopresis

    Detailed information on encopresis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  7. Graves’ Disease (Hyperthyroidism) in Children

    The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the U.S. is an autoimmune disorder called Graves’ disease. Children can develop Graves’ disease, although it's less common in kids than adults.

  8. Growing Up Short or Heavy Can Be Difficult

    When children believe they are different in some way, they feel bad. Whether because of their height or some other characteristic, they are going to be aware of differences.

  9. Hypothyroidism in Children

    Congenital hypothyroidism occurs in about one in 3,500 to 4,000 live births and is about two times more common in girls than boys. Newborn screenings can lead to earlier treatment and reduce the risk for developmental delay.

  10. Kyphosis

    Kyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine. It is a type of spinal deformity and should not be confused with poor posture.

  11. Learning Disorders

    Learning disorders are sometimes called learning disabilities. Most children with learning disorders have normal intelligence, but they have difficulty with reading, math, or another academic area.

  12. Living with Aplastic Anemia
  13. Oppositional Defiant Disorder

    Children with ODD may refuse to follow commands or requests made by parents, teachers, or other adults.

  14. Preparing Your Child for Sleep-Away Camp

    Before making a decision on a camp, though, you should consider what kind of camping experience will benefit both your child and family.

  15. Retainers Keep Teeth from Shifting

    Whether you are a child or an adult, your orthodontist will want you to use a retainer after your braces are removed.

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