- KidsHealth in the Classroom
KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities and extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes and answer keys all aligned to National Health Education Standards.
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About TeensHealth (for Teens)
(2 days ago) Nemours Children's Health is committed to transforming the health of children by going beyond medicine to improve the health of the world in which every child lives. We founded KidsHealth.org and TeensHealth.org in 1995. We aim to give you the tools and confidence to make the best health choices
Coronavirus (COVID-19) (for Parents)
(Just Now) What Is Coronavirus (COVID-19)? At the end of 2019, a new type of coronavirus began making people sick with flu-like symptoms. The illness is called coronavirus disease-19 — COVID-19, for short. The virus spreads easily and has affected people all over the world. When a disease affects many people
Type 1 Diabetes: What Is It
(1 days ago) Glucose stays in the blood, which makes the blood sugar level very high and causes health problems. To fix the problem, someone with type 1 diabetes needs to take insulin through regular shots or an insulin pump. Type 2 diabetes is different from type 1 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, …
Grades 9 to 12: Personal Health Series
(3 days ago) Media Literacy and Health Teacher's Guide; Handout: What's the Truth? Handout: The Power of Advertising; Peer Pressure Teacher's Guide; Handout: Let's Be Positive; Handout: Influential Words; Quiz; Quiz: Answer Key; Self-Esteem Teacher's Guide; Handout: Self-Esteem Hotline; Quiz; Quiz: Answer Key; Safety.
Warts (for Parents)
(3 days ago) Usually found on fingers, hands, knees, and elbows, a common wart is a small, hard bump that's dome-shaped and usually grayish-brown. It has a rough surface that may look like the head of a cauliflower, with black dots inside. Flat warts. These are about the size of a pinhead, are smoother than other kinds of …
Styes (for Parents)
(3 days ago) As health problems go, a stye is usually just a minor annoyance and rarely cause vision problems. If your child gets one, you probably can treat it at home. What Are Styes? A stye is a red, sometimes painful bump on the eyelid, caused by a backed-up oil gland at the eyelid’s edge.
Laryngomalacia (for Parents)
(3 days ago) Laryngomalacia is a common cause of noisy breathing in infants. It happens when a baby's larynx (or voice box) is soft and floppy. When the baby takes a breath, the part of the larynx above the vocal cords falls in and temporarily blocks the baby's airway. Laryngomalacia (luh-ring-oh-muh-LAY-shuh) usually gets better on its own by the time a
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (for Parents)
(2 days ago) But if a child has other health conditions or more serious symptoms, the doctor might want to make a specific RSV diagnosis. In that case, the virus is identified by testing nasal fluids. The sample is collected either with a cotton swab or by suction through a bulb syringe.
Coxsackievirus Infections (for Parents)
(8 days ago) Coxsackievirus can produce a wide variety of symptoms. About half of all kids with an infection have no symptoms. Others suddenly get a high fever, headache, and muscle aches, and some also develop a sore throat, abdominal discomfort, or nausea. A child with a coxsackievirus infection …
Fifth Disease (for Parents)
(4 days ago) Fifth disease causes a distinctive red rash on the face that makes a child appear to have a "slapped cheek." A few days later, the rash spreads down to the trunk, arms, and legs. It usually lasts 1 to 3 weeks. In older kids and adults, fifth disease can cause joint swelling and pain …
Roseola (for Parents)
(6 days ago) Roseola (roe-zee-OH-lah) is a viral illness that most commonly affects young kids between 6 months and 2 years old. It's also known as sixth disease, exanthem subitum, and roseola infantum. It is usually marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks.
Sever's Disease (for Parents)
(3 days ago) Sever's disease is a swelling and irritation of the growth plate in the heel. The growth plate is a layer of cartilage near the end of a bone where most of the bone's growth happens. It is weaker and more at risk for injury than the rest of the bone. With proper management, Sever's disease usually goes away within a …
Molluscum Contagiosum (for Parents)
(Just Now) Molluscum contagiosum is a skin rash caused by a virus . The rash has small clear or flesh-colored bumps. The bumps can spread from one part of the body to another or from person to person. For most kids, the rash goes away on its own in 6–12 months, but can take longer. Molluscum contagiosum (mol-US-kum kon-tay-jee-OH-sum), or molluscum for
Strabismus (for Parents)
(9 days ago) Strabismus is when eyes don't line up or when one or both eyes wander. The eyes may turn: When eyes don't line up together, the straight or straighter eye becomes dominant. The vision strength (acuity) of this eye stays normal because the eye and its connection to the brain are working as they should. The misaligned or weaker eye, though, doesn
Health Information for Kids
(8 days ago) Health Information for Kids. How The Body Works. Your body is a brilliant machine with many important parts. These videos take you on a tour of how it all works. Get started. Talking About Feelings. No matter how you feel — good or bad — it's healthy to put your feelings into words. See how.
Headaches (for Parents)
(7 days ago) Headaches are thought to be caused by changes in chemicals, nerves, or blood vessels in the area. These changes send pain messages to the brain and bring on a headache. Most headaches are related to: infections (such as ear infections, viruses like the flu or a cold, strep throat, meningitis, or sinus infections)
Impetigo (for Parents)
(7 days ago) Non-bullous or crusted impetigo is most common. It begins as tiny blisters that eventually burst and leave small wet patches of red skin that may weep fluid. Gradually, a yellowish-brown or tan crust covers the area, making it look like it has been coated with honey or brown sugar. Bullous impetigo causes larger fluid-containing blisters that
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (for Parents)
(2 days ago) Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFM) is a common viral infection that causes painful red blisters in the mouth and throat, and on the hands, feet, and diaper area. HFM is contagious and easily spreads to others through contact with unwashed hands, feces (poop), saliva (spit), mucus from the nose, or fluid from the blisters.
Grades 6 to 8: Personal Health Series
(2 days ago) Handout: Fitness Island. Quiz. Quiz: Answer Key. Poster, with NBA FIT: Get Stronger (color) Poster, with NBA FIT: Reach Higher (color) Poster, with NBA FIT: Run Faster (color) Infographic: Kids Can Help Parents Get Healthier (color) Safe and Healthy Summer. Teacher's Guide.
Chiari I Malformation (for Parents)
(5 days ago) Chiari I malformation (key-AR-ee mal-fore-MAY-shun) is when the cerebellum — the part of the brain that controls coordination and muscle movement — pushes down through the hole in the bottom of the skull. This hole is called the foramen (fer-AY-men) magnum. Usually …
Stuttering (for Parents)
(6 days ago) prolong them. stop, making no sound for certain sounds and syllables. Stuttering is a form of dysfluency (dis-FLOO-en-see), an interruption in the flow of speech. In many cases, stuttering goes away on its own by age 5. In some kids, it goes on for longer. Effective treatments are available to help a child overcome it.
Iron (for Parents)
(3 days ago) Infants ages 7–12 months need 11 milligrams of iron a day. Toddlers ages 1–3 years need 7 milligrams of iron each day. Kids ages 4–8 years need 10 milligrams while older kids ages 9–13 years need 8 milligrams. Teen boys should get 11 milligrams of iron a day and teen girls should get 15 milligrams. (Adolescence is …
Ringworm (for Parents)
(4 days ago) Ringworm is a type of fungal skin infection. Fungi (the plural of fungus) are microscopic plant-like organisms that thrive in damp, warm environments. They're usually not dangerous, but sometimes can cause disease. When they infect the skin, they cause mild but annoying rashes. …
Adenovirus (for Parents)
(9 days ago) Adenovirus can cause a cough that sounds like whooping cough (pertussis). Gastroenteritis is an infection of the stomach and intestines. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, belly pain, and fever. Bladder infections: These can cause frequent peeing, burning, pain, and blood in the urine. Eye infections:
Pregnancy Precautions: FAQs (for Parents)
(Just Now) Health experts say that X-rays are most likely safe during pregnancy. Most diagnostic X-rays emit much less than 5 rads, which is the limit of what the FDA suggests a pregnant woman should be exposed to. Different imaging studies use different amounts of radiation and the direction of the X-ray beam also affects the possible exposure to the fetus.
Cutting (for Teens)
(4 days ago) Cutting is a type of self-injury, or SI. People who cut often start cutting in their young teens. Some continue to cut into adulthood. People may cut themselves on their wrists, arms, legs, or bellies. Some people self-injure by burning their skin with the end of a cigarette or lighted match.
Hypoglycemia (for Parents)
(1 days ago) The diabetes health care team will find a child's target blood sugar levels based on things like the child's age, ability to recognize hypoglycemia symptoms, and the goals of the diabetes treatment plan. Causes of Low Blood Sugar Levels. Low blood sugar levels are fairly common in people with diabetes.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (for Teens)
(3 days ago) Osgood-Schlatter disease happens during the growth spurt of puberty, when the bones, muscles, and tendons grow at different rates. In OSD, the tendon that connects the shinbone to the kneecap pulls on the growth plate at the top of the shinbone. Activities and sports cause this …
Fevers (for Parents)
(4 days ago) Use a reliable digital thermometer to confirm a fever. It's a fever when a child's temperature is at or above one of these levels: measured orally (in the mouth): 100°F (37.8°C); measured rectally (in the bottom): 100.4°F (38°C); measured in an axillary position (under the arm): 99°F (37.2°C); But how high a fever is doesn't tell you much about how sick your child is.
Looking at Your Newborn: What's Normal (for Parents
(7 days ago) If you feel anxious or uncertain about any part of caring for your baby, don't hesitate to call your doctor, other health care professionals, or family or friends who have had experience caring for a newborn. Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD. Date reviewed: January 2018
Colic (for Parents)
(4 days ago) Colic is a special pattern of crying. Babies with colic are healthy, and eating and growing well but cry in spells. The spells happen at the same time of day. Most often, the crying starts in the early evening. During a colic spell, a baby: has high-pitched crying or screaming. is very hard to soothe.