A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people are severely overweight, it can cause health problems.
Delayed Puberty for Parents
Puberty usually begins in girls 8-14, and in boys 9-15. If kids pass this normal age range without showing any signs of body changes, it's called delayed puberty.
Weight & Eating Problems - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Info on common eating disorders and ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
Body Piercing for Teens
Wondering whether you should pierce one of your precious parts? Read about what to expect.
Delayed Puberty for Teens
Concerned about your growth or development? Puberty can be delayed for several reasons. Luckily, doctors usually can help teens with delayed puberty to develop more normally.
Problems With Food & Exercise for Teens
Food and exercise are good for us, but can sometimes backfire. Find out how to get back on track from a variety of mishaps, from ankle sprains to stomachaches.
Eating Disorders for Teens
Eating disorders are so common in America that 1 or 2 out of every 100 students will struggle with one. Find out more.
What Is Collagen? for Parents
Collagen is a protein in the body that helps make bones strong.
Body Basics for Teens: Diabetes for Teens
Learn about the body systems that play a role in diabetes.
Preventing Premature Birth - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents
Babies who are born premature - before 37 weeks of pregnancy - can have health problems that last their whole lives. Learn ways to prevent early labor and have a healthy pregnancy.