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  • Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)

    Adolescent (13 to 18 Years) Adolescence is a transition period between childhood and adulthood. It is a stressful developmental period filled with major changes in physical maturity and sexuality, co...

  • Age-Appropriate Speech and Hearing Milestones

    Age-Appropriate Speech and Hearing Milestones Hearing develops early in fetal development and is fully functioning at birth. While children respond differently at different stages of growth and devel...

  • Age-Appropriate Speech and Language Milestones

    Age-Appropriate Speech and Language Milestones The ability to hear is essential for proper speech and language development. Hearing problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to sou...

  • Age-Appropriate Vision Milestones

    Age-Appropriate Vision Milestones Vision problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to their environment properly. The following are some age-related guidelines that may help to dec...

  • Amenorrhea in Teens

    Amenorrhea in Teens What is amenorrhea? Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by absent menstrual periods for more than three monthly menstrual cycles. Amenorrhea may be classified as pri...

  • Anatomy and Development of the Mouth and Teeth

    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. The mother...

  • Anatomy of the Breasts

    Anatomy of the Breasts Click Image to Enlarge Each breast has 15 to 20 sections, called lobes , that are arranged like the petals of a daisy. Each lobe has many smaller lobules , which end in dozens o...

  • Anatomy of the Female Pelvic Area

    Anatomy of the Female Pelvic Area Click Image to Enlarge Endometrium-- the lining of the uterus Uterus-- also called the womb, the uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abd...

  • Anorexia Nervosa in Children

    Anorexia Nervosa in Children What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa (AN), a form of self-starvation, is an eating disorder characterized by low body weight, a distorted body image, amenorrhea (ab...

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Autism Spectrum Disorder What is autism spectrum disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (also called autism; more recently described as "mindblindedness") is a neurological and developmental disorder tha...

  • Biting

    Biting Children who bite others cause a great deal of concern for the parents. The parents of the child who has been bitten are also usually very concerned about infection. Biting is an unacceptable ...

  • Breast Conditions

    Breast Conditions Potential breast conditions in young women: A young woman may experience a number of changes in her breasts during puberty and adolescence as she becomes an adult. Some breast chang...

  • Breast Health and Adolescents

    Breast Health and Adolescents There are many changes that a young woman's body experiences during puberty - one change being the development of breasts. Listed in the directory below you will find ad...

  • Breast Self-Examination

    Breast Self-Examination What is a breast self-examination (BSE)? BSE is when a woman physically and visually examines herself for any changes in her breasts and underarm areas. The U.S. Preventive Se...

  • Brushing and Toothpaste for Children

    Brushing and Toothpaste for Children Brushing your child's teeth should begin at an early age, around 24 months, or as directed by your child's doctor or pediatric dentist. Children will need help br...

  • Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents

    Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents What is bulimia nervosa? Bulimia nervosa, usually referred to as bulimia, is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing), usually followed by purging (sel...

  • Care of the Uncircumcised Penis

    Care of the Uncircumcised Penis The penis, the outer reproductive organ of the male, consists of two parts--the shaft and the glans. The glans is the tip of the penis, while the shaft is the main par...

  • Childhood Immunization Index

    Childhood Immunization Index Immunizations, also called vaccinations, are a set of shots given to infants and children at different ages to help keep them from developing dangerous childhood diseases...

  • Childhood Immunizations

    Childhood Immunizations The importance of immunizations Immunization is key to preventing disease among the general population. Vaccines benefit both the people who receive them, and the vulnerable, ...

  • Common Dental Problems and Concerns

    Common Dental Problems and Concerns Many common dental problems and concerns affecting children and adolescents require clinical care by a pediatric dentist, physician, or other health care professio...

  • Dental Health and Children

    Dental Health and Children With proper preventative care, such as regular checkups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation, and dental sealants, the risk of dental disease can be greatly reduced. Anatomy a...

  • Dental Health Overview

    Dental Health Overview Most pediatric dentists will agree that regular dental care should begin by one year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each consecutive year for most children. Some...

  • Dental Procedures for Children

    Dental Procedures for Children Many dental procedures are used to treat diseases and conditions of the teeth and mouth. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief over...

  • Diapers/Diaper Rash

    Diapers/Diaper Rash What is diapering? An essential part of every baby's care is diapering. Until a child is toilet-trained, usually by three years of age, diapers are used to collect urine and bowel...

  • Diarrhea in Children

    Diarrhea in Children What is diarrhea? Diarrhea is defined either as watery stool or increased frequency (or both) when compared to a normal amount. It is a common problem that may last a few days an...

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP)

    Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP) What are diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis? Diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus are serious diseases. Diphtheria. Diphtheria is an acute bacterial disease th...

  • Discipline

    Discipline One of the greatest challenges of raising a child is knowing how to properly provide discipline. Discipline is the way in which parents teach their children how they are expected to behave...

  • Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents

    Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents What is dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by severe and frequent menstrual cramps and pain associated with menstruation. Dysmenorrhea may b...

  • Dysthymia in Children

    Dysthymia in Children What is dysthymia? Dysthymia, also known as dysthymic disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) that often resembles a less severe, yet...

  • Eating Disorders in Children

    Eating Disorders in Children The term eating disorders refers to a variety of disorders. The common feature of all the eating disorders is abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious ment...

  • Exercise and Children

    Exercise and Children Exercise is an important part of keeping children healthy. Encouraging healthy lifestyles in children and adolescents is important for when they grow older. Lifestyles that are ...

  • Eye Examinations and Visual Screening

    Eye Examinations and Visual Screening When are eye examinations necessary? Children are different than adults in that a child's brain develops more rapidly. Any problems a child may experience with h...

  • Failure to Thrive

    Failure to Thrive What is failure to thrive? Failure to thrive is defined as decelerated or arrested physical growth (height and weight measurements fall below the fifth percentile, or a downward cha...

  • Feeding Guide for the First Year

    Feeding Guide for the First Year Making appropriate food choices for your baby during the first year of life is very important. More growth occurs during the first year than at any other time in your...

  • Female Growth and Development

    Female Growth and Development As a female matures from a young girl into a woman, there are many important things to consider regarding her health and development. Listed in the directory below are s...

  • Fever in A Newborn

    Fever in A Newborn Adults have a tightly controlled thermostat to help regulate their body temperature. When cold, an adult shivers, helping to raise the temperature of the body. Sweating occurs when...

  • Fillings

    Fillings What are fillings? Teeth that have been affected by tooth decay (caries or cavities) might require a filling or other treatment. Advances in dental materials and techniques provide new, effe...

  • Flossing and Children

    Flossing and Children Flossing should be started when your child is around two to three years of age, under the direction of your child's dentist. Prior to this age, flossing is not necessary. Childr...

  • Fluoride and Children

    Fluoride and Children What is fluoride? The fluoride ion comes from the element fluorine. Fluoride, either applied topically to erupted teeth, or ingested orally (called systemic fluoride) during too...

  • Gastrointestinal Problems

    Gastrointestinal Problems What might gastrointestinal problems indicate in a newborn? A newborn's ability to eat and digest food is essential to growth and development. Most babies are able to absorb...

  • General Principles of Discipline

    General Principles of Discipline While every child is different, most children need to be given consistent, clear rules and expectations about behavior. The following are some general principles abou...

  • Glossary - Growth and Development

    Glossary - Growth and Development | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [back t...

  • Gynecological Health

    Gynecological Health Adolescence is a time of many changes. As girls grow into young women and become physically and sexually mature, they need additional care from physicians (adolescent medicine ph...

  • Gynecological Infections

    Gynecological Infections M any gynecological infections affect adolescent females and require the clinical care of a physician or other health care provider. Listed in the directory below are some, f...

  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)

    Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) What is Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)? Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a bacteria which causes serious disease that usually strikes children under the...

  • Health Maintenance

    Health Maintenance As a child grows from infancy through adolescence, it is important to promote good health throughout some of the common problems of development. Listed in the directory below are s...

  • Health Promotion and Common Problems

    Health Promotion and Common Problems As a child grows from infancy through adolescence, it is important to promote good health throughout some of the common problems of development. From diaper rash ...

  • Healthy Diets Overview

    Healthy Diets Overview Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age. The following are some general guidelines for help...

  • Healthy Eating During Adolescence

    Healthy Eating During Adolescence What is healthy eating? Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught at a young age. The following are some gene...

  • Healthy Sleep Habits

    Healthy Sleep Habits What is normal sleep? The normal amount of sleep varies depending on the age of your child. Age Average nighttime sleep Average daytime sleep Newborns to 3 months eight to nine h...

  • Hearing Loss in Children

    Hearing Loss in Children What are the different types of hearing loss? Hearing loss can be categorized by many different types. Two types of hearing loss are sensorineural and conductive. Both types ...

  • Hepatitis B (HBV) in Children

    Hepatitis B (HBV) in Children Click Image to Enlarge What is hepatitis B (HBV)? Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B has a wide range of clinical present...

  • Home Page - Growth and Development

    Topic Index The Growing Child Health Maintenance Play Dental Health Sleep Television and Children Healthy Lifestyles Discipline Immunizations Nutrition Hearing, Speech, and Language Vision Health Pro...

  • Infant

    Infant Many common problems of infancy require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Cry...

  • Infant Nutrition

    Infant Nutrition Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for your baby and for you. What you have seen and learned about infant feeding from your family, fr...

  • Infant Play

    Infant Play What can I do to help promote play in my infant? While all children are different and may enjoy different toys and interactions, the following are suggestions for activities and toys for ...

  • Infant Sleep

    Infant Sleep What are the sleep needs of an infant? Sleep needs for babies vary depending on their age. While newborns do sleep much of the time, their sleep is in very short segments. As a baby grow...

  • Kyphosis in Children

    Kyphosis in Children What is kyphosis? A normal spine, when viewed from behind appears straight. However, a spine affected by kyphosis shows evidence of a forward curvature of the back bones (vertebr...

  • Learning Disorders

    Learning Disorders What is a learning disorder? A learning disorder is defined as difficulty in an academic area (reading, mathematics, or written expression). The child's ability to achieve in the s...

  • Lying and Stealing

    Lying and Stealing Lying and stealing are common, but inappropriate, behaviors in school-aged children. While some severe forms of these behaviors can indicate a more serious psychological problem, m...

  • Major Depression in Children

    Major Depression in Children What is major depression? Major depression, also known as clinical depression or unipolar depression, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood diso...

  • Male Growth and Development

    Male Growth and Development As a male matures from a young boy into a man, there are many important things to consider regarding his health and development. Listed in the directory below are some, fo...

  • Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents

    Manic Depression/Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents What is manic depression? Manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder, is classified as a type of affective disorder (also called mood disorder) ...

  • Mastalgia (Breast Pain)

    Mastalgia (Breast Pain) What is mastalgia (breast pain)? Mastalgia is breast pain and is generally classified as either cyclical (associated with menstrual periods) or noncyclic. Noncyclic pain may c...

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

    Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) What are measles, mumps, and rubella? Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases that are spread from person-to-person through the air. Measles. Measles is cau...

  • Measuring a Baby's Temperature

    Measuring a Baby's Temperature Where should a baby's temperature be taken? Today's digital thermometers make taking a baby's temperature simple, with quick results. For best results in babies and tod...

  • Mouthguards

    Mouthguards The importance of mouthguards To protect the mouth and teeth from serious injury, a mouthguard, usually a flexible piece of plastic that fits into the mouth, should be worn during all rec...

  • Newborn-Crying

    Newborn-Crying What are the crying patterns of a newborn? The first cries of a newborn baby are often music to the ears of parents. However, over the next weeks and months this "music" can become gra...

  • Nightmares and Night Terrors

    Nightmares and Night Terrors What are night terrors? A night terror is a partial waking from sleep with behaviors such as screaming, kicking, panic, sleep walking, thrashing, or mumbling. They are ha...

  • Normal Breast Development

    Normal Breast Development What is normal breast development? Breast development is a vital part of puberty in the human female. Unlike other mammals, however, human females are the only ones who deve...

  • Nursing Bottle Caries

    Nursing Caries (Nursing Bottle Caries) What are nursing caries? Nursing caries is a form of tooth decay that is caused by children sleeping with bottles. This is also called baby bottle or nursing bo...

  • Nutrition Index

    Nutrition Index Providing adequate and proper nutrition for your growing child is fundamental for normal growth and development. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information reg...

  • Online Resources - Growth and Development

    Online Resources - Growth and Development This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional me...

  • Orthodontics/Braces for Children

    Orthodontics/Braces for Children What is orthodontics? Orthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the development, prevention, and correction of irregularities of the teeth, bite, and jaws....

  • Overview of the Male Anatomy

    Overview of the Male Anatomy The following is an overview of the male reproductive anatomy: Click Image to Enlarge Anus. The opening at the end of the digestive tract where bowel contents leave the b...

  • Pap Test for Adolescents

    Pap Test for Adolescents In the past, a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer was recommended for adolescents after they had been sexually active for three years, or at age 21, whichever came first....

  • Physical Examination: Adolescent Male

    Physical Examination: Adolescent Male What happens during a physical examination? A physical examination is an important aspect of staying healthy. Physicals should be performed yearly and often for ...

  • Play

    Play Play is a very important part of development for your growing child. Not only is play time entertaining for your child, but it also provides stimulation, increases skills and coordination, provi...

  • Pneumococcus

    Pneumococcus What is pneumococcus? Pneumococcus is a bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, including pneumonia, infection in the blood, and meningitis (infection in the tissues around ...

  • Polio (IPV)

    Polio (IPV) What is poliomyelitis? Poliomyelitis, also called polio, is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by three types of poliovirus. The poliovirus is a virus most recognized for its d...

  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) What is premenstrual syndrome? Most women experience some unpleasant or uncomfortable symptoms during their menstrual cycle. For some women, the symptoms are significant, ...

  • Preschool (4 to 5 Years)

    Preschool (4 to 5 Years) Many common problems facing preschool-aged children require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which ...

  • Preschool Play

    Preschool Play What can I do to help promote play in my child? While all children are different and may enjoy different toys and interactions, the following are suggestions for activities and toys fo...

  • Preschooler Nutrition

    Preschooler Nutrition Helpful feeding information for your preschooler Preschool-age children (ages 4 to 5) are still developing their eating habits and need encouragement to eat healthy meals and sn...

  • Prevention of Oral Problems

    Prevention of Oral Problems With proper preventive care, such as regular checkups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation, and dental sealants, the risk of dental disease can greatly be reduced. Dental Hea...

  • Problems With Vision

    Problems With Vision Vision problems that may affect your child Eye disorders that affect vision can be divided into two groups, including the following: Refractive errors Refractive errors are eye d...

  • Puberty: Adolescent Female

    Puberty: Adolescent Female How much will my adolescent grow? The teenage years are also called adolescence. During this time, the teenager will see the greatest amount of growth in height and weight....

  • Puberty: Adolescent Male

    Puberty: Adolescent Male How much will my adolescent grow? The teenage years are also called adolescence. During this time, the teenager will see the greatest amount of growth in height and weight. A...

  • Recognizing Urologic or Gynecologic Problems

    Recognizing Urologic or Gynecologic Problems Signs and symptoms that may require medical attention There are many different gynecological problems that could occur during adolescence. Mothers should ...

  • Safer Sex Guidelines for Adolescents

    Safer Sex Guidelines for Adolescents What is "safe" sex? The only safe sex is no sex, according to most health care providers. Abstinence may be the only true form of "safe" sex, as all forms of sexu...

  • School Refusal

    School Refusal What is school refusal? School refusal, or school avoidance, is a term used to describe the signs or anxiety a school-aged child has and his or her refusal to go to school. School phob...

  • School-Age (6 to 12 Years)

    School-Age (6 to 12 Years) Many common problems facing school-aged children require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which w...

  • School-Aged Child Nutrition

    Nutrition: School-Age Helpful feeding information for your school-age child School-age children (ages 6 to 12) continue to need healthy foods and nutritious snacks. They have a consistent but slow ra...

  • Scoliosis in Children

    Scoliosis in Children What is scoliosis? Click Image to Enlarge A normal spine, when viewed from behind, appears straight. However, a spine affected by scoliosis shows evidence of a lateral, or side-...

  • Sealants

    Sealants What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are thin, plastic films bonded to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth - molars and premolars - and are highly effective in the prevention of toot...

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap)

    Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap) What is seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap)? Also called cradle cap, seborrheic dermatitis in the infant is characterized by fine white scales. However, seborrheic d...

  • Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety What is separation anxiety? Part of a baby's normal development is learning that separations from parents are not permanent. Young babies do not understand time, so they think a pa...

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact. The CDC estimates that 19...

  • Sleep

    Sleep Sleep is an essential part of your growing child's health. The amount of sleep needed changes as the child grows older. Newborns sleep approximately 16 to 17 hours a day, while preschoolers nee...

  • Stages of Play

    Stages of Play What are the different stages of play? As one can expect, children at different ages do not all play the same way. There are distinct stages that children go through as they grow. Each...

  • Stuttering

    Stuttering What is stuttering? Stuttering, sometimes referred to as stammering or diffluent speech , is a speech disorder. This is different than normal repetition of words that children may do when ...

  • Teething

    Teething What is teething? A baby's first tooth usually appears between the ages of five and seven months. Some babies get their first tooth a little earlier and others a little later. Often, the two...

  • Television and Children

    Television and Children As children grow and develop, they can be easily influenced by what they see and hear, especially television. While television programs can be educational, many children watch...

  • Temper Tantrums

    Temper Tantrums What are temper tantrums? Temper tantrums are a way a young child lets out strong emotions before he or she is able to express them in socially acceptable ways. Although a child may s...

  • The Growing Child

    The Growing Child Growth not only involves length and weight of a body, but also includes internal growth and development. A child's brain will grow the most during the first 5 years of life, reachin...

  • The Growing Child: 1 to 3 Months

    The Growing Child: 1 to 3 Months How much will my baby grow? While all babies may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for boys and girls 1 to 3 months of age: Weight: averag...

  • The Growing Child: 10 to 12 Months

    The Growing Child: 10 to 12 Months How much will my baby grow? While all babies may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for boys and girls 10 to 12 months of age: Weight: av...

  • The Growing Child: 1-Year-Olds

    The Growing Child: 1-Year-Olds After a baby's first birthday, the rate of growth begins to slow down. The baby is now a toddler and is very active. What can my baby do at this age? As your baby conti...

  • The Growing Child: 2-Year-Olds

    The Growing Child: 2-Year-Olds How much will my child grow? After a child's second birthday, the rate of growth continues to slow. Two-year-olds are very active and begin to lose the appearance of a ...

  • The Growing Child: 3-Year-Olds

    The Growing Child: 3-Year-Olds How much will my child grow? In 3-year-olds, growth is still slow compared to the first year. Most children have become slimmer and lost the rounded tummy of a toddler....

  • The Growing Child: 4 to 6 Months

    The Growing Child: 4 to 6 Months How much will my baby grow? While all babies may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for boys and girls 4 to 6 months of age: Weight: averag...

  • The Growing Child: 7 to 9 Months

    The Growing Child: 7 to 9 Months How much will my baby grow? While all babies may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for boys and girls 7 to 9 months of age: Weight: averag...

  • The Growing Child: Adolescent (13 to 18 Years)

    The Growing Child: Adolescent (13 to 18 Years) How much will my adolescent grow? The teenage years are also called adolescence. Adolescence is a time for growth spurts and puberty changes. An adolesc...

  • The Growing Child: Newborn

    The Growing Child: Newborn How much will my baby grow? In the first month of life, babies usually catch up and surpass their birthweight, then steadily continue to gain weight. A weight loss up to ab...

  • The Growing Child: Preschool (4 to 5 Years)

    The Growing Child: Preschool (4 to 5 Years) What can my child do at this age? As your child continues to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that your child develops. While children may ...

  • The Growing Child: School-Age (6 to 12 Years)

    The Growing Child: School-Age (6 to 12 Years) What can my child do at this age? As your child continues to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that your child develops. While children ma...

  • The Menstrual Cycle: An Overview

    The Menstrual Cycle: An Overview Click Image to Enlarge What is ovulation? When a young woman reaches puberty, she begins to ovulate - a process in which a mature egg cell (also called an ovum), read...

  • Thumb Sucking

    Thumb Sucking Thumb sucking is one of the most common habits of children. The habit starts early in life, with 90 percent of newborns showing some form of hand sucking by two hours of age. Thumb suck...

  • Time-Out

    Time-Out Guidelines for time-out Time-out is a type of discipline that is used to stop a child from performing a bad behavior "isolating" the child for a period of time. Time-out helps establish that...

  • Toddler

    Toddler Many common problems facing toddlers require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overvie...

  • Toddler Nutrition

    Nutrition: Toddler Helpful feeding information for your toddler The toddler (ages 1 to 3) phase can often be challenging when it comes to feeding. Several developmental changes occur at this time. To...

  • Toddler Play

    Toddler Play What can I do to help promote play in my child? While all children are different and may enjoy different toys and interactions, the following are suggestions for activities and toys for ...

  • Toilet-Training

    Toilet-Training What is toilet training? Toilet-training is teaching your child to recognize his or her body signals for urinating and having a bowel movement and using a potty chair or toilet correc...

  • Tooth Decay (Caries or Cavities) in Children

    Tooth Decay (Caries or Cavities) in Children What is tooth decay (caries or cavities)? Tooth decay (destruction of tooth structure) is the disease known as caries or cavities. Tooth decay is one of t...

  • Topic Index - Growth and Development

    Topic Index - Growth and Development Growth and Development Home The Growing Child The Growing Child: Newborn The Growing Child: 1 to 3 Months The Growing Child: 4 to 6 Months The Growing Child: 7 to...

  • Urinary Incontinence (Enuresis)

    Urinary Incontinence (Bedwetting or Enuresis) What is urinary incontinence (enuresis)? Urinary incontinence (enuresis) is the medical term for bedwetting. Incontinence is accidental or intentional ur...

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis What is vaginitis? Click Image to Enlarge Vaginitis refers to any inflammation or infection of the vagina. This is a common gynecological problem found in women of all ages, with one-third ...

  • Varicella (Chickenpox)

    Varicella (Chickenpox) What is varicella? Varicella (chickenpox) is a very common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but can be serious, especially in young infants and adults. Varicella, a disea...

  • Vision

    Vision Many eye problems that affect infants, children, and adolescents require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below you will find some, for w...

  • Vision Overview

    Vision Overview When an infant first emerges into the world, his or her eyesight is immature. While the infant can see the form of his or her mother and can tell the difference between light and dark...

  • Vulvitis

    Vulvitis What is vulvitis? Click Image to Enlarge Vulvitis is simply an inflammation of the vulva, the soft folds of skin outside the vagina. This is not a condition, but rather a symptom that result...

  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Children

    Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Children What are wisdom teeth? Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 and 25. Usually, an initia...