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  • Safer Sex Guidelines for Adolescents

    The only safe sex is no sex, most health care providers say. But certain precautions and safe behaviors can minimize a person's risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.

  • Safety and Injury Prevention for Teens

    Detailed information on safety and injury prevention for teens

  • Safety for You and Your Child

    You can help your child by being prepared and preventing injuries from happening. It is important to take charge of your child's health and follow a program designed to help you and your family stay healthy and safe.

  • Scabies in Children

    Scabies is an infestation of tiny bugs called mites on the skin. It causes a small red rash and intense itching. This infection is very contagious. It often spreads from child to child while children are sleeping together in the same bed or have close personal contact.

  • Scarlet Fever in Children

    Scarlet fever is an infectious disease that causes a rash. It is caused by the same kind of bacteria that cause strep throat.

  • Schizophrenia in Children

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness. It is a long-lasting and disabling problem of the brain. A child with this disorder has unusual behavior and strange feelings.

  • School Refusal

    School phobia can be seen in young children going to school for the first time, in older children who fear a bully or mean teacher, and in children who are anxious about leaving their parents.

  • School-Age (6 to 12 Years)

    Detailed information on the school-aged child, ages 6 to 12 years

  • School-Aged Child Nutrition

    Eating healthy after-school snacks is important at this age, as these snacks may contribute up to one-third of the total calorie intake for the day.

  • Scleroderma in Children

    Scleroderma is an ongoing (chronic) disease that causes abnormal growth of connective tissue. It can affect the joints, skin, and internal organs. It is degenerative and gets worse over time.

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