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Glasses and Contact Lenses
Sometimes the different parts of the eye don't work together the way they should. When this happens, people wear glasses or contact lenses. Find out more in this article for kids.

Cool Cast Facts
Some injuries will heal best if a cast or splint is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.

Braces
Braces are a fact of life for many kids. Find out how they work and how to take care of them.

Having Your Tonsils Taken Out
Sometimes tonsils need to be removed, but how is it done? Find out in this article for kids.

A Kid's Guide to Shots
If you're old enough to read this, you've probably had most of your shots. But even bigger kids may need a shot once in a while. Find out more about them in this article for kids.

The Reality of Retainers
Retainers are really common. In fact, most kids have to wear a retainer for at least a little while after getting their braces taken off. Find out more.

Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs are a way for some people to be independent, despite illnesses or injuries. Find out more in this article for kids.

The Truth About Transfusions
Blood transfusions can save lives. But how do they work? Find out in this article.

How Stitches Help Kids Heal
Most kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.

What's the Deal With Dialysis?
Have you ever heard the word dialysis and wondered what it was? Find out in this article just for kids.

What Medicines Are and What They Do
You've taken medicine before. But what is it?

ADHD Medicines
Medicine can help kids who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Find out more in this article.

How Does Fluoride Work?
Fluoride fights cavities. Find out how in this article for kids.

Getting a Blood Test (Video)
A blood test might sound scary, but it usually takes less than a minute. Watch what happens in this video for kids.

Getting a CAT Scan (Video)
A CAT scan or CT scan is a painless procedure that takes detailed pictures of the inside of your body. Watch how an abdominal CAT scan is done in this video for kids.

Getting an EKG (Video)
Getting an EKG doesn't hurt and it gives doctors important info about how your heart is beating. Watch what happens in this video for kids.

Getting an IV (Video)
Getting an IV means getting medicine through a vein. Watch how it's done in this video for kids.

Getting an MRI (Video)
Getting an MRI doesn't hurt, but you have to be still for as long as an hour. Watch how this test is done in this video for kids.

Getting a Spirometry Test (Video)
A spirometry test is as easy as blowing out birthday candles. Watch how the test is done in this video for kids.

Getting a Strep Test (Video)
The test for strep throat doesn't hurt, but it might make you gag a little. Watch how it's done in this video for kids.

Getting an Upper GI (Video)
An upper GI is a test that shows doctors how food is moving through your digestive system. Watch how the test is done in this video for kids.

Getting a Urine Test (Video)
If your doctor wants a urine sample, he or she means pee. It's easy to give a sample. Watch how this test is done in this video for kids.

Getting an X-ray (Video)
You'll get an X-ray if your doctor thinks you might have a broken bone. Find out how X-rays are done in this video for kids.

Medical Tests and Procedures (Video Landing Page)
Sometimes you need a medical test to give your doctor more information about your health. Find out how 10 common tests are done in these videos for kids.

Quiz: Shots
Kids don't like shots, but they're important. How much do you know about immunizations? Test yourself in our quiz.