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  • Bacteria and Fungi - Lurking in the Locker Room - Do you know where nasty things like bacteria and fungi may be hiding? C'mon in to the locker room to see what's lurking.
  • Brain Imaging - Meet Dr. Peter and Dr. Joelle, scientists at the National Institutes of Health. They talk about what brain imaging is and how an MRI scanner works.
  • Brushing Your Teeth - This factsheet explains what plaque is and the proper way to brush your teeth.
  • Bullying - GirlsHealth.gov - If you've ever been the target of harsh and unkind words, this gives the low-down on bullying among girls, which is more common than you might think.
  • Death - When Someone You Love Dies - All living things, from plants to pets to people, die. It's a hard part of life and sometimes hard to understand why. It is important that you talk about how you feel.
  • Diabetes - Learn more about diabetes and what you can do to recognize and prevent it.
  • Disease Detectives - Learn how scientists track down disease to try to find a cure!
  • Environmental Health Science Education - List of websites that explain how the environment can affect your  health.
  • Eye Safety - See All You Can See - Learn about different parts of the eye and how to protect them. Also see optical illusions.
  • Flu Center - The Flu Center has all kinds of information on what the flu is, how to protect yourself, and tips to prevent spreading the flu.
  • Genes - Michael's Inside Scoop on Genetics - Your genes are instruction codes for your body - telling cells what to do. These instruction codes do everything, like determining the shape of your nose.
  • Germs - The Buzz on Scuzz - Learn about germs and how to stay ahead of those nasty germs.
  • Getting Your Shots - Going to the doctor to get a shot doesn't have to be scary. Here's what you need to know about shots so you can be brave at the doctor.
  • Guide to Getting Along - Solving problems in the right way also can help you get through them quickly and easily, and stop them from getting out of control, or even violent.
  • Hand Washing - A Family Activity - Practice these good habits to stay healthy every day.
  • Immune System - Your body system that helps fight off sickness is called the immune system; the immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body.
  • It's A Noisy Planet - Learn different ways you can protect your hearing.
  • Kids' Quest On Disability and Health - Think about people with disabilities and some of the issues related to participation in daily activities, health, and accessibility.
  • KidsHealth for Kids - KidsHealth has information on dealing with feelings, staying healthy, diseases and fun stuff too.
  • Military Kids on the Move - Developed by military kids, for military kids with real stories and good advice on how to make a move a good thing.
  • News You Can Use - The news can be full of stories about bad things like tornadoes, disease threats and war. Learn tips on understanding just what it all really means.
  • Shots - Vaccines - BAM! - A vaccine essentially helps your immune system crack the code of a certain illness.
  • Smoking - Operation Flame Out - Learn about the CDC and how they were the first to discover that smoking was dangerous.
  • Stop Bullying .gov - Find out what bullying is and what you can do to stop it.
  • Stress - Feelin' Frazzled? - Kids can get just as stressed as adults do; knowing how to deal can be half the battle!
  • Stress - Got Butterflies? - BAM! - Learn what short-term and long-term stress does to your body and how to deal with it.
  • Sun Proof - BAM! - It's key to get outside and get active - just make sure you're protected! You always need sun protection - it's just another part of your gear!
  • SunWise Kids - It's fun to play in the sun, but did you know that too much sun can be bad for you? If you ever had sunburn, you have felt some of the bad effects of too much sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
  • Taking Care of Your Teeth - KidsHealth.org - Your teeth are important in many ways. Strong, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods to help you grow. They help you speak clearly. And yes, they help you look your best.
  • Wash Your Hands - It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for about 20 seconds.
  • What is a Gene? - Genes carry information that helps make you who you are: curly or straight hair, long or short legs, even how you might smile or laugh, are all passed through generations of your family in genes.

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