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  1. Growth and Development, Ages 11 to 14 Years - When to Call a Doctor

    Your child's health professional can help you to discuss difficult issues with your adolescent if you ever are having trouble doing so on your own. Keep in mind that important subjects, such as sex, should be addressed long before you think your child will face them.Call a health professional if your adolescent has possible health problems or issues that may need treatment. Such problems or ...

  2. Playground Safety - Topic Overview

    Playgrounds may have hazards that can cause injury. Following some basic safety measures can help your child have fun and play safely.1General checksMake sure there is a soft surface under play equipment, such as sand, wood chips, or rubber matting.Check the surface temperature of play equipment if it is warm outside.Wooden equipment should be smooth and made from all - weather wood. Check surface

  3. Growth and Development, Ages 12 to 24 Months - Topic Overview

    What kinds of growth and development occur between the ages of 12 and 24 months?Your child's rapid brain development between the ages of 12 and 24 months causes amazing changes to happen- such as talking, walking, and remembering. Your child transitions from babyhood to early childhood during this period, known as the toddler years.The changes that happen in this period are often grouped into ...

  4. Growth and Development, Ages 11 to 14 Years - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development

    During this time of trial and error, parents need to offer open, positive communication while providing clear and fair rules and consistent guidance. You significantly influence your adolescent's habits and attitudes, choices, and adjustments to physical changes. However, realize that your child's way of doing things does not have to exactly match your own. Help your child identify important ...

  5. Growth and Development, Ages 2 to 5 Years - Topic Overview

    What kinds of development occur between the ages of 2 and 5?Children between the ages of 2 and 5 years make huge strides in their physical, social, language, emotional, and mental development. They gain confidence in their skills, explore more of their environment, and become more independent. How will my child change physically? A preschool child's body takes on a more mature, lean look, ...

  6. Enzyme Replacement Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

    Drug details for Enzyme replacement therapy for cystic fibrosis.

  7. Cystic Fibrosis - When To Call a Doctor

    It is important to diagnose and treat cystic fibrosis early. Call your doctor if your child has frequent lung infections (pneumonia), colds, an ongoing cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, or coughs up mucus that contains blood.

  8. Cystic Fibrosis - Prevention

    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that cannot be prevented. However, people who have cystic fibrosis can help prevent more serious health problems such as lung infections.

  9. Children's Health Guide - Routine Checkups

    Each doctor has a different approach to routine checkups that may also vary with each child's needs. Routine checkups, sometimes called well child visits, usually take place at ages 6, 8, and 10. They may be required each year if your child participates in organized or recreational sports. During the checkup, the doctor: Measures your child's weight and height. These measurements are plotted on a

  10. Speech and Language Development - Building Skills at Home

    Talking and reading to your baby and, later, encouraging conversation are vital contributions to your child's speech and language development. The size of a 2 - year - old's vocabulary is directly related to how much parents and other caregivers have spoken to that child from infancy.Newborn babies are programmed to learn, and most parents are naturally excellent language teachers. The kinds of ..

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