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Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD): Learn about changes to the criteria.

Halloween safety: Tips for keeping kids safe on topics from costumes to candy.

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Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Why do you need them, and how do you maintain them?

World Mental Health Day

To mark World Mental Health Day, AboutKidsHealth offers advice on how to cope with stress and depression.

Learning disabilities at school

Find out about different types of learning disabilities, and how they are diagnosed and treated to help children succeed at school.


Helpful advice from Dr. Pat on how to address stuttering, and navigating difficult family relationships.

Belly Bonanza: This video helps children learn how our bodies digest food.

Sleep study: Learn how sleep problems are diagnosed when your child visits a sleep lab.

J4K Hallloween: Teach your child some tips on how to stay safe on Halloween.

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