Asperger’s Syndrome

Top of the page Asperger’s Syndrome Topic Overview What is Asperger’s syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder that makes it very hard to interact with other people. Your child may find it hard to make friends because he or she is...

Childhood Immunization Catch-Up Schedule: Ages 4 Months to 18 Years

Top of the page Childhood Immunization Catch-Up Schedule: Ages 4 Months to 18 Years Topic Overview After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following immunization schedule for children....

Getting Enough Calcium and Vitamin D

Top of the page Getting Enough Calcium and Vitamin D Topic Overview Why is it important to get enough calcium and vitamin D? Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Calcium keeps your bones and muscles—including your heart—healthy and strong. People who do...

Anabolic Steroids

Top of the page Anabolic Steroids Topic Overview What are anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids are synthetic substances similar to the male hormone testosterone. Doctors prescribe them to treat problems such as delayed puberty and other medical problems that cause the...
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