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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.

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    Do you know tobacco smoke's effect on asthma? What about asthma's effect on pregnancy? Find out the answers to these and other questions by taking this quiz.

    BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight.

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      This procedure, a common type of open heart surgery, is one way to treat blockages in the arteries of the heart. Watch the video and learn about the surgery and what you can expect during recovery and rehabilitation.