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Archive for the tag “child health problems”

MedlinePlus Children/Teenager page

MedlinePlus Children/Teenager page – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childrenandteenagers.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What is Acromegaly?
  • Where can I learn more about Precocious Puberty?
  • What is life like for a child with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  • What are some uncommon infant and newborn problems that can be given to a character?


An unannotated, alphabetical list of links leading to more information about child and teenage health issues. This might be a good starting place for writers who want a menu of issues to saddle their younger characters with.


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