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  • When Your Child's in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for Parents


    It can be stressful whenever kids are in the hospital — and even more so when they're admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). A basic understanding of the PICU can help you feel better prepared to help your child recover.

  • Balancing Academics and Serious Illness for Parents


    When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with planning and communication, you can help your child balance treatment and academics.

  • Do People Who Self-Injure Have to Be Hospitalized? for Teens


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Preparing Your Child for Surgery for Parents


    Good preparation can help your child feel less anxious about getting surgery. Kids of all ages cope much better if they have an idea of what's going to happen and why.

  • Doctor & Hospital Visits for Parents


    Your one-stop shop for info on doctor and hospital visits, checkups, immunizations, surgery, and more.

  • What's It Like to Have Surgery? for Teens


    Knowing what to expect with surgery before you get to the hospital can make you less anxious about your surgical experience - and less stress helps a person recover faster.

  • Use Finn's Story to Talk About Cancer for Parents


    "A Boy Named Finn" explains cancer to young children. Find out how parents and other caring adults can use the show to answer questions and relieve fears.

  • What Happens in the Operating Room? for Kids


    Surgeries and operations happen in the operating room, sometimes called the OR. Find out more in this article for kids.

  • Taking Your Preemie Home for Parents


    If you're about to begin caring for your preemie at home, try to relax. With some preparation and planning, you'll be ready.

  • How to Find Affordable Health Care for Parents


    Finding coverage for your kids may be difficult, but it's not impossible. Many kids are eligible for government or community programs, even if their parents work. Learn what resources are available to your family.