Growth and Development

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  1. (Hib)

    Haemophilus influenzae type b is a serious bacterial disease that usually strikes children younger than 5. It is spread from person-to-person by coughing and sneezing.

  2. Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)

    Detailed information on adolescence, ages 13 to 18 years

  3. Age-Appropriate Hearing Milestones

    A hearing problem may be suspected in a child who is not responding to sounds or who is not developing language skills appropriately.

  4. Age-Appropriate Speech and Language Milestones

    Here are guidelines on speech and language development that may help you decide if your child is experiencing hearing problems.

  5. Age-Appropriate Vision Milestones

    An infant's eyes are sometimes uncoordinated and may look cross-eyed. Within two months, the child can follow faces and objects and look at his or her hands.

  6. Amenorrhea in Teens

    Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition in which a woman's menstrual periods are absent for more than three monthly cycles. Pregnancy is one possible cause of amenorrhea.

  7. Anatomy and Development of the Mouth and Teeth

    Children's teeth begin developing in the fetus. Good nutrition from the mother during pregnancy is important in the development of the teeth.

  8. Anatomy of the Breasts

    Each breast has 15 to 20 sections (lobes), which are arranged like the petals of a daisy. Each lobe has many smaller lobules, which end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can produce milk.

  9. Anatomy of the Female Pelvic Area

    Detailed anatomical description of the female pelvis, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations

  10. Anorexia Nervosa in Children

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is eating disorder that is a form of self-starvation. A child or teen with AN has abnormally low body weight, a distorted body image, and an intense fear of gaining weight.

  11. Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Breast Conditions

    Some breast changes or conditions are related to a young woman's menstrual cycle, but others may occur at any time. Most breast conditions are benign.

  15. Breast Health and Adolescents

    Detailed information on breast health for children

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