In children, it is not always easy to address sleep problems, and sleep disorders often go undiagnosed. How can you know when sleep is a problem for your child? This sheet explains general guidelines for how much sleep children need. It also describes signs of a problem with sleep and tips for improving it.
Exams of the feet and ankles ensure that your child's bones are growing correctly. Your healthcare provider can also make sure that your child is walking correctly. This helps prevent some future foot problems. And if a problem does arise, it can be handled early—when it is easiest to treat.
Each part of your body has its own job. You have certain parts that are protected on the inside of your body. When the time comes, they help create and support a growing baby. Other parts are on the outside. They are called genitals or private parts. You can see them with the help of a mirror.
Have you heard of TV Zombies and Soda Monsters? If not, then listen up. These creepy creatures live in every town. They can sneak up at any moment. First the TV Zombie slows you down. Then the Soda Monster stuffs you with sugar. Together, they can make you gain too much weight. How do you stop them? Keep reading to find out!
"Your child has been waking up in the middle of the night with leg pain. These ""growing pains"" are common and normal in children. They typically occur in children between the ages of 3 and 5 and again just before adolescence, around the age of 8 to 12. There are things you can do to help your child feel better when he or she has growing pains."
During a breath-holding spell, your child holds his or her breath for a while before briefly losing consciousness. Breath-holding spells often happen after a trauma or an emotional upset. They occur most often in children under age 3. Breath-holding spells can be scary for both parents and children. But they are not usually a serious problem. And they often stop by the time your child is 5 or 6 years old.
PCOS is an imbalance of hormones. It affects the ovaries. The ovaries are the organs that store a woman's eggs. PCOS can also affect the rest of the body. PCOS can lead to serious health issues if not treated. Treatment can't cure the problem, but it helps reduce symptoms and prevent health problems.
Puberty is the stage of adolescence when your child begins to develop physically into an adult. During puberty, a girl's breasts begin to grow. As the breasts develop, problems, like lumps or infections sometimes arise. These problems can be alarming. But they are common and rarely serious.
Teens on average need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep at night. But most don't get the amount of sleep they need. School, friends, homework, activities, television, and the computer may all have a higher priority for a teen than sleep. Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences for a teen's health and well-being.
Flat head syndrome (deformational plagiocephaly) is when a baby's head develops a lasting flat spot. The flat spot may be either on one side of the head or on the back of the head. This happens when a baby sleeps in the same position most of the time or because of problems with the neck muscles.