This article from KidsHealth.org is written to help you understand feelings such as anxiety, sadness, and irritability and gives some ideas for ways to overcome the blues.
This is an interview with a boy named Evan who has a large port wine stain birthmark on his face. The interview shows how he copes with being different and describes the book that he and his mom wrote together to help other kids with the same problem.
Abusive relationships of any kind can sometimes be confusing for a child or teenager. If you or someone you know is involved in this type of relationship then this is a good site for understanding how to recognize and stop the abuse. Links to related sites are included.
When someone is involved in an abusive relationship they often have a difficult time acknowledging it. If you or someone you know is experiencing this, this article may be helpful. It also provides links to similar sites.
The bane of a teenager's existence--acne--is the topic of this informative article. You'll probably learn more than you really wanted to know about it, but the facts are presented in an interesting way. There's even a video to watch.
Millions of teens have braces but many often go into the procedure unsure of what might happen. This site explores tooth terminology, diagnosis, treatment, and life after braces. If this site doesn't satisfy your craving for the basics on braces head to the link leading to similar sites.
This is an excellent site for kids to learn about vitamins and minerals. Includes general information on vitamins and minerals as well as specific sections on vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, and calcium and iron.
This site gives an in-depth description of asthma: diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment. Also includes animations of what happens during an asthma flare-up and how to use a peak flow meter.
Comprehensive resource for learning what asthma is, what causes it, and how it is monitored and treated. Includes an interview with a young patient who has asthma, a dictionary of key terms, an animated demonstration of a peak-flow meter, and advice for patients who want to stay healthy.
At this site from Family Doctor.org you can find out what characterizes a binge eating disorder, side effects, and treatment. Links to similar articles are provided as well.
"Have you ever had a favorite pair of funky shoes that you wore every single day, until they started to hurt the bottoms of your feet? Everhelped your mom or dad plant flowers in the yard and later noticed a weird bump on your palm? Have you taken a tap dancing class that left painful little bumps on your toes?"
This article from Family Doctor.org provides in depth terminology and helpful diagrams.Tthis site has links to related articles to learn more about the musculoskeletal system.