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Children's Health

All parents share the goal of keeping their children as healthy and happy as possible. Promoting health and effectively addressing illness are the two ways your health care provider attempts to support families in this endeavor. The old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," remains as true today as it always has been.

Part of childhood often includes acute illnesses (short but sometimes severe), especially in the preschool years. Luckily the vast majority of childhood illnesses are self-limited, and with some simple and safe interventions, the children rebound with health and vigor. Because a child must build up their arsenal of immunity to fight off colds and viruses, they typically will have up to a dozen of such infections a year during the first few years of life.


Understanding Children's Health

  • Start Early: Obesity Prevention in Early Care and Education Settings
  • Choose Water First For Thirst!
  • Autism & Your Family
  • Healthy Weight for Kids
  • Kids & Diabetes - from ideastream and NetWellness
  • Child Wellbeing and Safety
  • Food and Nutrition for Kids
  • Mental Health and Kids
  • School Life
  • Child Development
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  • Commonly Asked Questions


  • Questions About Asthma and Breathing in Children
  • Questions About Children's Mental Health
  • Questions About Children's Wellbeing and Safety
  • Questions About Diet and Nutrition
  • Questions About Healthy Weight and Kids
  • What Does My Baby's Head Circumference Mean?
  • Why Does My Child Have Body Odor?
  • Can Children Get Adult-Onset Diabetes?
  • Questions and Answers: Giving Medicines to Children (FDA)
  • What Should You Know About Raising Healthy Kids? (CDC Parent Portal)

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  • Symptoms and Tests
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  • Meet Our Experts

    NetWellness Expert Naveen  Uli

    Naveen Uli, MD
    Case Western Reserve University


    Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016