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Eating Disorders in Young Athletes

Playing competitive sports can boost self-esteem and teach teamwork and leadership lessons. But sometimes sports such as gymnastics, dancing, or wrestling focuses too heavily on performance—or appearance— and may trigger an eating disorder.

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Calculate Your Child's BMI

BMI stands for body mass index. It's used to find out if a child or teen is underweight, at a healthy weight, or overweight. This calculator is different from the BMI calculator for adults. It includes gender and age in the equation.

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A Kid's Favorite: Macaroni and Cheese

Try this lower-fat version of a true classic dish that kids love.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
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You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Infections of the middle ear, called otitis media, seem to be a common badge of childhood. Seventy-five percent of children experience at least one episode of otitis media by their birthday. How much do you know about this illness?

    When you are trying to have a baby, fertile times are an important factor. Use this information about your cycles to help to predict your more fertile times and when you will ovulate.

      MULTIMEDIA

      There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.

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