Kids Health

Trusted answers and advice for the whole family – including kids and teens!

Watch the video below to see Dr. Seema Csukas, CareSource Chief Medical Officer. She discusses the importance of well-child visits and immunizations.

KidsHealth is a trusted source for health info for the whole family – parents, children and teens. KidsHealth gives you easy-to-read articles, videos, interactive health tools, and doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of health topics, from before birth through the teen years.

Video Library

Visit the KidsHealth video library to watch short movies on topics like:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Medical Tests
  • Medications

And more!

Kids Wellness

The Kids Wellness program helps families support their kids to get or stay at a healthy weight. Kids Wellness guides families on how to build healthy habits across four main topics: body weight, healthy eating, staying active, and feelings or behavior. The program is for kids from age 3 to 17 who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile based on their age and sex.

Nutrition and Fitness Center

Visit the nutrition and fitness center for info and answers to your questions about food, exercise, sports, and more

Health and Wellness for Parents

  • Nutrition and Fitness for Parents: Do you know how to raise a healthy, active child? Get advice and tips here.
  • Definition of Body Mass Index:Doctors use BMI to compare a child’s growth to other kids of the same age. Figure out BMI and know what the numbers mean.

Disease Management for Kids and Teens

Kids and teens may need help if they are dealing with a chronic condition like asthma. Visit the KidsHealth page to find out more.

  • Asthma Center: Asthma keeps more kids home from school than any other long-term health problem. Help your child handle the condition, stay healthy, and stay in school.
  • Diabetes Center: Does your child have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Get help to handle diabetes and keep your child healthy.

Health and Wellness for the Family

  • Yoga Videos for Kids: Unwind after a long day at school with yoga for kids and teens!
  • How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label: Nutrition Facts labels, often found on the back of food packages, can be hard to understand. Here’s how to read them. 
  • Learn How to Meditate: Meditation helps us feel connected and grateful for the people in our lives. This is just one of the guided meditations for whole family.
  • Managing Your Weight: Get ideas on food, fitness, and stay motivated. We’ve also got tools and recipes just for teens.