The articles and features on TeensHealth.org and go through a rigorous editorial process that includes review by medical professionals. All information is for education only. This site is not intended to provide medical care. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
How Content Is Created and Updated
The articles, animations, and features on this site are created by the physicians, editors, and designers at the nonprofit Nemours Children's Health System. Their goal is to make sure that all information is accurate, balanced, current, and family-friendly.
Physicians and other health experts review all content before it's published on TeensHealth. Content is reviewed and updated on a regular basis to keep medical information accurate and relevant. Articles show the most recent review date and expert reviewer names, where appropriate.
The KidsHealth editorial staff also reviews all reader comments about the articles on this site, including suggestions for possible improvements and corrections.
KidsHealth Content Is Inclusive
The KidsHealth editorial staff makes every effort to be as neutral as possible with regard to sex, race, color, religion, and age. Within the articles, the site takes turns referring to infants, children, and teens as "he" or "she." Even if an article says he or she, it is referring to infants, children, and teens of any gender, unless otherwise specified.
How KidsHealth Medical Reviewers Are Selected
Articles and features on this site are reviewed by members of the KidsHealth Panel of Expert Reviewers. The physicians and other clinical experts on this panel have special interest in and experience with the particular subject area.
Panel members who may have a conflict of interest due to their workplace affiliation or another professional or personal interest are not permitted to review specific content.
How Links and Resources Are Selected
Expert reviewers and the editors at KidsHealth research the resources and links in each article to determine that they offer high-quality information that may be of interest to you. Although every effort is made to verify that the information these resources provide is up-to-date and accurate, the information tends to change and not all of it was necessarily reviewed by KidsHealth.
These resources are provided solely as a convenience to you and are not endorsed by Nemours or KidsHealth Educational Partners.