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Topics followed by * (asterisk) are available in Spanish. Brief versions of topics have a reading level no higher than 4th grade.

A
Abdominal pain
    brief version *
    complete version
Abdominal problems (see Stomach and intestinal problems)
Abrasion
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Abscess
    brief version *
    complete version
Abuse
    child care, preventing
    emotional
    physical
        effects of family violence on children
        shaken baby syndrome
    sexual
        parenting abused child
        protecting children (complete version)
        resource list
    substance, resource list
Accident prevention (see Prevention)
Acetaminophen, dosages for fever or pain *
Acne
    adolescent
        brief teen version *
        teen version
    newborn *
Acquired hypothyroidism
Activity, decreased with illness
Adenitis, cervical
Adenoids
    illustration *
    tonsil and adenoid surgery *
    tonsil and adenoid surgery, discharge instructions
Adenopathy
    brief version *
    complete version
ADHD -- See Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Adoption
    overview
    resource list
Aerochamber with metered-dose inhaler
    illustration
    parent version
    teen version
Aggressive behavior
    bullying
    preventing or reducing
AIDS and children
Air travel with a baby
Airsickness
    parent version *
    teen version
Alarms
    for bed-wetting
    heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors
Alcohol abuse
    fetal alcohol problems
    resource list
Allergic reaction, severe *
Allergic rhinitis
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Allergies, resource list
Allergy
    (see also Asthma)
    eczema
        brief version *
        complete version
    eye
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    food
        at school
        general guidelines
        testing
    hay fever
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    hives
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    itching, unknown cause
    severe allergic reaction *
Alopecia *
Altitude sickness
Amblyopia *
Ampicillin
    diarrhea *
    rash *
Anal fissure
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Analgesia, home care instructions
Anaphylactic reaction *
Anaphylactoid purpura
    admission and discharge instructions
    general guidelines
Anemia
    iron deficiency
        brief version *
        complete version
    newborn
    sickle cell
    thalassemia
Anger management, teaching children
Anger, resource list
Animal bite
    cat scratch disease
    general guidelines *
    marine *
    prevention *
Animals, fear of, resource list
Ankle fracture
Ankle sprain
    illustration *
    text (for teens) *
Anorexia nervosa
    diagnosis and treatment (teen version)
    resource list
Anterior fontanel
Antibiotics
    ampicillin or amoxicillin rash *
    bacterial endocarditis, prevention of
    cause of diarrhea *
    preventing unnecessary use
Anxiety
    (see also Fear)
    separation anxiety, preventing
Apnea of prematurity
Appetite
    decreased during illness *
    slump in toddlers *
Arguments, sibling
Arthritis
    juvenile rheumatoid
        diagnosis and treatment
        resource list
    postinfectious
Artificial surfactant (given to babies with respiratory distress syndrome)
Aspirin, Reye's syndrome
Asthma
    admission and discharge instructions *
    effect of tobacco smoke
    environmental control
    general guidelines
        brief parent version *
        parent version *
        teen version
    illustration of narrowing of bronchioles *
    medication
        action plan *
        bronchodilator
            long-acting beta2-agonist
            short-acting beta2-agonist
        home nebulization treatments
        leukotriene antagonists
        metered-dose inhaler
            illustration *
            parent version
            teen version
        metered-dose inhaler used with a collapsible bag spacer
            illustration
            text
        metered-dose inhaler used with a valved holding chamber
            illustration
            parent version
            teen version
        non-steroid anti-inflammatory
        steroids, inhaled
        steroids, oral
        theophylline
    medicine
        bronchodilator
            short-acting anticholinergic
    nasal irrigation
    oxygen therapy
    peak flow meter
        parent version
        record chart
        teen version *
        using the zone system
        using the zone system (for teens)
    resource list
Athlete's foot
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    dealing with *
    methylphenidate, pros and cons
    overview *
    resource list
Authorization to consent to treat a child (form)
Autism
    autistic spectrum disorders *
    general guidelines *
    pervasive developmental disorders *
    resource list
Autistic spectrum disorders *
B   [Top]
Baby -- See Newborn
Baby equipment
    books
    car safety seats *
    clothes
    diapers
    equipment and supplies
    laundry
    pacifier
    walker, dangers of
Baby sitter
    (see also Child care)
    form for list of instructions
    guidelines
Back problems and procedures
    pain, low back
        exercises, description of *
Backache
    illustration of low back exercises *
    parent version *
    teen version
Bacteremia
    admission and discharge instructions
    general guidelines
Bacterial conjunctivitis
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Bacterial endocarditis, antibiotics for prevention
Bacterial meningitis
    admission and discharge instructions
    general guidelines
Bacterial vaginosis *
Bad breath *
Bath
    infants
        brief version *
        complete version *
    resource list
Bed-sharing with parents *
Bed-wetting
    alarms
    general guidelines
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    resource list
Bedtime -- See Sleep
Bedtime resistance or refusal *
Bedtime, resource list
Bee sting
    brief version *
    complete version
Behavior
    (see also Discipline)
    (see also Family)
    (see also Fear)
    aggressive behavior, preventing
    anger management, teaching children
    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
        dealing with *
        overview *
    bedtime refusal *
    biting
    breath-holding spells
        brief version *
        complete version
    bullying, how to help the victim
    cheating
    damaging property
    diary
    dressing
        poking and stalling
        refusal
        teaching skills
    eating misbehavior
    fear of talking (selective mutism)
    fighting and spitting
    glasses, instructions for improving wearing
    habit reversal training
    hurting another child
    ignoring instructions
    incentives for motivating children
    interrupting others
    lying
    masturbation in preschoolers *
    mistreating pets
    nail biting
    picky eating *
    playing with others
    rebellion, adolescent *
    safety misbehavior
    school
        adjusting to
        homework problems *
        phobia *
        responsibility for schoolwork *
    screaming and shouting
    self-quieting skills, teaching infant
    separation anxiety
    sexual behavior, setting limits
    sibling quarrels
    sibling rivalry toward a newborn *
    siblings or friends, mistreating
    sleep misbehaviors, overview
    smearing of fecal material
    spoiled child, prevention
    stealing
    stubborn toddler *
    swearing
    temper tantrums
        overview *
        teaching your child coping skills
    threats or hurtful comments
    thumbsucking *
    toilet training resistance *
    whining
Behavior in public places
    teaching good behavior
Bell's palsy
Bicycle safety
Biliary atresia
Birth certificate
Birth control
    condom (teen version) *
    depo-provera (teen version)
    diaphragm (teen version) *
    IUD (teen version) *
    natural family planning (teen version) *
    oral contraceptives (teen version) *
    pregnancy prevention overview (teen version) *
    spermicide, vaginal (teen version) *
Birthmarks *
Bite
    animal or human *
    insect
        brief version *
        complete version
    marine *
    prevention of pet and other animal bites *
    scorpion *
    snake *
    spider *
    tick
        brief version *
        complete version
Biting
Bladder problems and procedures
    bed-wetting
        alarms
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    urethritis
        brief version *
        complete version
    urinary tract infection
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    urinating, daytime frequency
    voiding cystourethrogram *
Blanket/toy attachment, resource list
Bleeding
    nose
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    severe *
Blended families
Blindness, resource list
Blister
    fever
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    foot or hand *
    mouth
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
Blocked tear duct
    brief version *
    complete version
Blood group incompatibility in newborn
    brief version *
    complete version
Blood infection (bacteremia)
Blood test
    glucose
    self blood glucose testing
Blood transfusion (in newborn)
Blood, in urine
BMI --  See Body Mass Index
Body mass index
    for boys
    for girls
Boil
    brief version *
    complete version
Bone injury
    brief version *
    complete version
Book lists (menu)
    (see also Resource lists)
Books
    helping children cope with problems
    lists (menu)
    parenting, general
    selecting based on age
    suggested reading activities
Bottle feeding
    introduction of bottle to breast-fed baby
    overview
        brief version *
        complete version
    prevention of baby bottle tooth decay *
Bowlegs
Brain problems and procedures
    bacterial meningitis
    cerebral palsy *
    convulsions (without fever) *
    head injury (concussion)
        brief version *
        complete version
    tumors
    viral meningitis
BRAT diet
Breast development in boys (gynecomastia)
Breast engorgement
    newborn *
    nursing mother
Breast infection, nursing mother
Breast-feeding
    advantages *
    engorgement of breasts after delivery
    essentials of
        brief version *
        complete version
    feeding chart month by month
    feeding positions *
    feeding positions illustration *
    general recommendations
    high-calorie milk, instructions for making *
    infection (mastitis)
    introduction of bottle
    latching on illustration *
    let-down reflex
    milk production
        during hospitalization of newborn
        how to increase
        how to know if your baby is getting enough milk
    plugged ducts
    screening form for early follow-up of breast-fed infants
    sore nipples
    storage and handling of breast milk
    twins
Breath, bad *
Breath-holding spells
    brief version *
    complete version
Broken ankle
Broken elbow
Broken finger
Broken forearm
Broken knee
Broken leg
Broken rib
Broken wrist
Bronchioles, illustration showing narrowing during asthma attack *
Bronchiolitis
    admission and discharge instructions *
    brief version *
    complete version *
    preventing with Synagis
Bronchitis, acute
    brief parent version *
    complete parent version
    teen version
Bronchodilator, for asthma
    long-acting beta2-agonist
    short-acting anticholinergic
    short-acting beta2-agonist
Bruise
    finger
        brief version *
        complete version
    muscle or bone
        brief version *
        complete version
    rib
    skin
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    toe
        brief version *
        complete version
Bruxism
Bulimia nervosa
    diagnosis and treatment (teen version)
    resource list
Bullying
    how to help the victim
    resource list
Burn
    chemical *
    hot water heater setting
    prevention *
    sunburn
        brief parent version *
        complete parent version
        teen version
    thermal
        brief version *
        complete version

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