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  • Metabolic Syndrome for Teens

    Metabolic syndrome is a signal that someone could be on the road to serious health problems. Find out more in this article for teens.

  • Metabolism & Growth Q&A for Teens for Teens

    See answers to some common questions about growth and development.

  • Metabolic Syndrome for Parents

    Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that put kids at risk for heart disease and diabetes. With lifestyle changes, however, many kids are able to improve their health and reduce their risk of disease.

  • Metabolism for Parents

    Brush up on metabolism, the chemical reactions in the body's cells that change food into energy, in this article.

  • Metabolism for Teens

    Your body gets the energy it needs from food through a process called metabolism. Get all the facts on metabolism in this article.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions for Teens

    This section has information on health problems that are passed down through families.

  • Body Basics for Teens: Diabetes for Teens

    Learn about the body systems that play a role in diabetes.

  • Blood Test: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) for Parents

    A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) blood test helps evaluate kidney and liver function, sugar (glucose) and protein levels in the blood, and electrolyte and fluid balance.

  • Blood Test: Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP) for Parents

    A basic metabolic panel (BMP), commonly ordered as part of routine medical exam, is a set of blood tests that gives information about sugar (glucose) and calcium levels, kidney function, and electrolyte and fluid balance.

  • Blood Test: Basic Metabolic Panel for Teens

    A basic metabolic panel (BMP) is a group of blood tests that provide doctors with clues about how the body is working. Find out why doctors do this and what's involved for teens.