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Pediatrics: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Ideal Body Weight Calculator for Kids and Adults
Parents often wonder if their children are overweight, underweight or just right. Using our ideal body weight calculator, you can figure out if your child is at an appropriate weight for his or her height.
Children's Growth Chart Percentiles Calculator
Enter your child's weight, height and age and see what percentile they are on the US growth charts:
Autism Screening Quiz - Autism Signs in Toddlers
Autism Screening Quiz Does your toddler have any signs or symptoms of autism
Am I Fat? - A Body Weight Quiz
Using our 'Am I Fat' body weight quiz will hopefully convince teens who are at a healthy weight that they are not overweight so that they do not develop an eating disorder.
Percentile Calculators to Track Your Child's...
These percentile calculators can help you see where your kids are on the growth charts and how they are growing compared to other children.
Height Predictor - How Tall Will My Kids Be?
Height Predictor How Tall Will My Kids Be? I'm Sorry. Our Height Predictor requires that you have javascript
Breastfeeding Quiz - What do you know about...
Breastfeeding Quiz What do you know about breastfeeding? More moms are breastfeeding all of the time
Diabetes Symptoms - Symptoms of Diabetes...
Does your child have any diabetes symptoms, a common worry for parents? Try our symptoms of diabetes screening quiz.
BMI Calculator
BMI Calculator Are your kids over or underweight? Parents often wonder if their children are overweight,
flu shot, flu shot reactions, flu shot side...
Review some of the common symptoms of flu shot reactions and flu shot side effects, which can include fever, muscle aches, and malaise or simply not feeling good.
Is Your Child's Pulse Rate Normal?
Parents often know that their own pulse rate or heart rate should be within about 60 to 100 beats per minute. They are often surprised that younger children can have normal pulse rates that are much higher than adults.
Do you know how many kids die from the flu each...
Deaths from flu are a lot more common than people think. Thousands of adults and hundreds of kids die each year from the flu, which is a good reason to get a yearly flu vaccine.
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz
Brain Tumor Symptoms - Screening Quiz Does your child have any symptoms of a brain tumor
What Is the Average Height for an Adult Male in...
Statistics for the average height of an adult man in the United States.
Is Your Child Taking Pills? How to Identify Them
Review how to identify pills that you might find in your teen's pockets, especially if you suspect that they might be abusing drugs.
A Handy Schedule for Feeding Your Baby
Review some basic baby feeding schedules so that you know when to start giving your baby cereal, vegetables, fruits, and table foods, and how much breastmilk or formula he should be drinking.
What Is the Average Height for an Adult Female...
Statistics for the average height of an adult woman in the United States.
How Tall Will Your Kids Be?
Our height predictors can give you a pretty good idea of what your child's future height will be, even if you don't have access to a crystal ball.
What to Expect During Your Baby's Sixth Week of...
Review why you shouldn't rush to start your six week old baby on cereal and when would be a more appropriate time to start baby cereal. Page 3.
Lice - Lice Pictures
View head lice pictures and photos of nits so that you can identify live lice on your child's hair and know when to treat your kids for head lice infestations.
Head Lice Nits - Lice Pictures
An out of focus picture of a nit, or head lice egg, with a caption and red circle around the nit to make identification easy. Page 10.
Height Weight Charts for your Kids
Growth Charts for Boys and Girls Plot your kids' height and weight on our Growth Charts Growth charts
Learning Disability Screening Quiz
Learning Disability Screening Quiz Does your child have a learning disability
Teen 'Am I Fat' Quiz Results
Here are the results of your Teen 'Am I Fat?' Quiz, whose main goal is to hopefully convince teens who are at a healthy weight that they are not overweight so that they do not develop an eating disorder.
The Best Foods to Eat for Potassium
Potassium is an important mineral that some parents look to increase in their children's diet, especially if they start complaining of things like growing pains. Learn which foods are high in potassium to help make sure your kids are getting enough of this important mineral in their diet.
Kids Calorie Calculator
Kids Calorie Calculator How many calories do you need each day? Sorry, but our Calorie Calculator requires
Nits - Head Lice Nits Picture
An out of focus picture of a nit on a child's hair who has an active head lice infestation, with a lot of lice lice and nits in her hair. Page 9.
Lice Life Cycle - Lice Pictures
Review the three stages of the head lice life cycle, including the egg or nit, nymph, and adult louse in these lice pictures, as compared to the size of a penny for scale. Page 11.
Treat Head Lice Quickly and Easily With These...
Learn the basics of diagnosing kids with head lice and infestations and the latest recommendations. Page 1 of 2.
Live Louse on Hair - Lice Pictures
A picture of a live head louse on a girl's head, with a red circle around the louse and a caption to make identification easy. Page 8.
Eating Disorders Screening Quiz - Do your kids...
An eating disorder screening quiz to see if your children and teens might have symptoms of an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia.
Kid's Height Calculator - Two Years Times Two...
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be. To predict your child's future height based on his genetic potential (which is based on his parent's midparental height), fill in the following form with the height of each of the child's birth parents.
Growth Chart: Boys Two to Twenty Years
Growth Charts - Boys Two to Twenty Years. Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents height and weight percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Potty Training - Potty Training Readiness Quiz
Potty Training Readiness Quiz Is your child ready for potty training
Teenage Pregnancy Quiz - Enter your Early...
A screening quiz to see if your teenager has any of the early symptoms of being pregnant.
What to Know Before You Buy a Humidifier or...
Young children commonly get about 6-8 colds and upper respiratory tract infections each year. Increasing the air moisture with a humidifier is a common way to help your child feel better when he is congested. Learn how to pick a humidifier for your baby.
Spoiled Brat Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if you or someone you know is raising a spoiled brat.
How Much Formula Should You Be Feeding Your Baby?
Review how much formula your baby should be eating at each feeding.
Adult Head Louse - Magnified Head Lice Picture
A picture of an adult head louse. Page 2.
Croup: Treating This Common Childhood Viral...
Croup is a common childhood illness that causes a croupy cough that sounds like a barking seal, stridor and difficulty breathing. Learn the signs, symptoms and common treatments for croup so that you know what to do if your child wakes up barking.
Head Lice - Head Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse on the head of a young child with a head lice infestation. Page 7.
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz
Postpartum Depression Screening Quiz Do you have PPD
Growth Chart: Girls Body Mass Index (BMI)
Growth Charts - girls body mass index (bmi). Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents bmi percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Is Frequent Urination in Children Cause for...
While not always caused by a serious problem, like diabetes or a urinary tract infection, a visit to your Pediatrician to get a urinalysis is a good idea if your child develops frequent urination.
What Parents Need to Know About Iron-Rich Foods...
Review this list of iron rich foods so that you can give your kids at least two or three foods that have a lot of iron in them each day and avoid iron deficiency anemia.
Growth Chart: Boys Birth to 36 months
Growth Charts - Boys birth to 36 months. Track your infants and toddlers height and weight percentiles and growth curve on these full color growth charts.
Should You Give Your Kids Pepto-Bismol?
Review whether or not you can give your kids Pepto-Bismol when your kids have stomach problems, such as indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, or nausea.
Adult Male Head Louse - Lice Pictures
A picture of an adult louse, which is likely a male, since it is a little skinnier than typical female head lice. Page 3.
How to Help Your Baby Sleep Well
Understanding your baby's feeding schedule is fairly easy at eight weeks. After all, your baby isn't ready for cereal, vegetables, or fruits yet, and she should just be eating breastmilk or an iron-fortified baby formula. You still have to know how much and how often to feed your baby though. Page 2.
How to Treat a Child's Fever
What to do about your child's fever, including a description of what a fever is, effective treatments, including using acetaminophen and ibuprofen, and things to avoid.
Head Louse - Magnified Head Lice Picture
A picture of a head louse near a hair to show scale and so you can see how big head lice really are. Page 6.
What Your Two Week Old Baby Should Eat
You Two Week Old. What you need to know to take care of your new baby, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other topics.
Head Lice - Lice Pictures
A picture of a head louse, which can help you identify when your kids have lice. Page 5.
Myths That Keep People From Vaccinating Their...
Help for parents wanting to do their research about immunizations and who are having trouble wading through all of the myths and misconceptions about vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases, and vaccine safety.
ADHD Symptom Quiz - Does your child have ADHD?
Does your child have ADHD? Use our symptom checklist to see if your child has symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Head Louse Close-Up Picture - Head Lice...
A close-up picture of a live head louse, which can help you to identify head lice on your child's hair during a lice infestation. Page 4.
Your Kid Has Bruised Legs: Should You Be Worried?
Although bruising is often normal in active children, if your child has excessive bruising or easy bruising and other signs of a bleeding disorder, then be sure to see your pediatrician right away. Learn some of the reasons why children may have easy bruising and bleeding.
Growth Chart: Girls Two to Twenty Years
Growth Charts - Girls Two to Twenty Years. Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents height and weight percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Is Shingles Contagious?
Learn if you can catch chickenpox from a person with shingles.
Understanding the New Growth Standard for...
WHO growth charts are the new standard to monitor the how well younger children are growing, as they do a better job of representing the normal growth of breastfeeding babies.
Are Swollen Glands in Children Normal?
Swollen glands or lymph nodes worry many parents, even though they are common and often normal, which makes it important to understand the causes and signs when they might be serious.
Your Child's Predicted Height - Two Years Times...
Parents often have questions about how tall their kids will be. To predict your child's future height based on his genetic potential (which is based on his parent's midparental height), fill in the following form with the height of each of the child's birth parents.
How to Check Your Child's Temperature
Get help deciding which thermometer is best to help you check your child's temperature so that you can figure out when he has a fever.
Are Sweating Babies Normal?
My baby seems to sweat a lot. When he wakes up in the morning, his hair is wet and his back is often sweaty when I am breastfeeding him. He seems fine otherwise and doesn't seem hot. Is it normal to sweat so much?
Feeding Your Four Month Old Baby - What Do They...
You Four Month Old. What you need to know to take care of your 4 month old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other topics.
Is Your Baby Teething? Important Facts You...
Parents often think that their baby's are teething when they begin drooling and putting their fingers in their mouth when they are around three or four months old. Review more classic teething symptoms and learn what you should do if you think your baby is teething.
What Are the Early Signs of Autism?
Learn more about the early signs of autism and what you should do when you have concerns about your child's development.
FluMist vs. a Flu Shot - What's Better?
FluMist isn't for every child, but it is a good option to consider in getting your child vaccinated against the flu if he is older than age 2 and doesn't have any health problems. Learn about the differences between FluMist and flu shots to help you figure out which one to get your child this year.
Does Hair Loss in Children Signify Health...
Hair loss is a scary and frustrating symptom for parents, especially since you don't really expect kids to lose their hair. Learn about common causes and treatments of hair loss, including ringworm, telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata.
Wait, Kids Can Get Shingles?
My daughter was just diagnosed with shingles. She is only fourteen. Isn't shingles just something older people get? Can kids get shingles?
What Every Parent Should Know About Staph...
Learn to identify and treat common skin infections caused by the staph bacteria, including impetigo and abscesses.
How Should Parents Switch From Formula to Whole...
Learn about how to change your child from an infant formula to whole cow's milk so that she continues to get enough calcium in her diet.
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children
Constipation Treatment Guide for Children Constipation is a common problem for infants and children and
Height Comparison Calculator
This Height Comparison Calculator makes it easy to see how your child's predicted height compares to everyone else (or enter your own height to see how your compare to the average adult).
What to Do if Your Child Is Bitten by a Stray Cat
My preschooler was bitten by a stray cat in the neighborhood this afternoon. What should I do? Could he get rabies from a cat bite? Does he need antibiotics?
What to Do When a Fever Won't Go Away
Review what to do about a child who has a prolonged fever and is not getting any better.
When Is My Baby Ready for Solid Foods?
Review the ages, stages, and steps, at which your baby can eat each type of baby food.
Don't Panic: What to Do if Your Child Has a Fever
Parents often worry when their child get a fever, which is there is even a term to describe how parents sometimes get over-concerned or overreact to fever -- fever phobia. Learn why you shouldn't panic when your child has a fever though and what you should do instead.
Do Your Child's Frequent Nosebleeds Need...
Learn what to do if your child is having frequent nosebleeds.
Teen Depression Screening Quiz
A depression screening quiz to see if your kids or teenager is depressed.
Growth Chart: Boys Body Mass Index (BMI)
Growth Charts - Boys body mass index (bmi). Track your toddlers, school age children and adolescents bmi percentiles and growth curves on these full color growth charts.
Allowance Calculator - How much should your...
Allowance Calculator How much should your child get? Sorry, but our Allowance Calculator requires that
Constipation Treatment Guide
Constipation Treatment Guide Pediatric Basics Pediatrics Pediatric Problem Solver Medical Advice Expert
Your Guide to Properly Feeding Your Infant
Review these infant feeding guidelines so that you know how much formula and solid foods your baby should be eating and drinking.
Stranger Danger Quiz - Can your kids recognize...
Stranger Danger Quiz Can your kids recognize strangers? I'm sorry, but our Stranger Danger Quiz requires
Lip Licker's Dermatitis
During the winter, when many kids have dry skin, they often also get red irritated skin around their mouth, which leads to a classic lip licker's dermatitis. Page 15.
What You Need to Know About Measles Outbreaks
Learn about recent measles outbreaks, which are reaching record levels, and how to protect your kids from measles.
Baby Bottle Feeding Problems
Review what might cause a baby to scream when she starts to drink a bottle of baby formula.
When Your Child Should Start Using Deodorant
Learn how to control a child's body odor and at what age you should start using deodorant.
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Dosage Calculator
Tylenol *Dosage Calculator How much Tylenol should you give your child? Sorry, but our Tylenol Dosage
Tylenol or Motrin: Which Is a Better Fever...
What's better for my child when she has a fever, acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)?
Treat Your Child's Head Lice the Right Way With...
Review the symptoms of head lice infestations and get information about some of the natural remedies and home remedies for treating head lice.
Is It Possible for a Child to Drink Too Much...
Review the risks of a toddler drinking too much milk, including becoming constipated, overweight, underweight, or developing iron deficiency anemia.
What You Should Know About Ringworm in Children
Ringworm is usually a mild fungal infection of the skin that causes a red circular lesion with a scaly border.
Everything Parents Need to Know About Hives
Review common triggers for hives in children, including foods, medications, and other less common causes, and how to treat your child with hives.
Is Bronchitis Contagious?
Learn more about bronchitis, including the symptoms of bronchitis and whether or not bronchitis is contagious.
The Best Humidifiers and Vaporizers
Top picks when looking for a humidifier or vaporizer for your kids, which can help to treat cold symptoms and croup.
How to Choose the Right Formula for Your Baby
Although breast milk is a clear first place favorite between formula feeding and breastfeeding, few experts will tell you which brand of formula comes in second. Learn about the different brands and new types of baby formula, including those that have added probiotics, prebiotics, and nutrients.
Bug Bite - Bug Bite Picture
Bug bites can be scary for parents, since even a 'normal' reaction to an bug bite, as shown in this picture, can include redness, swelling, and warm skin. Page 2.
What Every Parent Should Know About Baby Tremors
Review what to do about a breastfed baby who is fussy and is making some shaking arm movements.
What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease Symptoms
Learn about classic Lyme disease symptoms, including how to identify erythema migrans, so that you can recognize if your child has Lyme disease following a tick bite.
Skin Rashes
Review pictures of common childhood skin rashes, including ringworm, chicken pox, eczema, measles, insect bites, diaper rashes, and yeast infections, to help you become familiar with common conditions that might be causing your child's rash.
4 Tips to Help Your Child Poop in the Potty
Review what you should do if your child won't poop on the potty, even if she otherwise seems potty trained.
How to Diagnose Night Terrors in Children
Night terrors are common in younger children, who may 'wake' up screaming and crying and are inconsolable as you try to comfort them.
Self Esteem Screening Quiz
A screening quiz to see if your child has any signs of low self esteem.
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand Foot and Mouth (HFM) disease is a common viral infection of early childhood that cause mouth ulcers and blisters on a child's hands
How Safe Is a Baby Jumper?
Learn how to use a baby jumper safely, which can provide some fun for your baby who is likely getting tired of laying around all of the time.
Poison Ivy Rash - Picture of Poison Ivy Rash
This child had a bad poison ivy rash, with red bumps, vesicles and blisters, in a straight line or streaks, from where the poison ivy plant had contact with her leg. Page 5.
Growth Chart: Girls Birth to 36 months
Growth Charts - Girls birth to 36 months. Track your infants and toddlers height and weight percentiles and growth curve on these full color growth charts.
Pityriasis Rosea - Pityriasis Rosea Picture
Pityriasis rosea is often confused with ringworm, because this skin rash typically begins with a large scaly herald patch that actually does look like a ringworm. Page 12.
How to Stay Safe From Ringworm
Ringworm is common in children, and although parents are quick to blame their pets for giving their kids this rash, the family dog or cat isn't always to blame. Review how kids can catch ringworm.
When Can You Stop Burping Your Baby?
Review when you can stop burping your baby and the different positions that you can use to burp a baby.
Keep Your Baby Safe! Understand These Car Seat...
The latest car seat guidelines from the AAP recommend that kids sit rear-facing until they are two years old, forward-facing with harness straps until they reach their car seats height and weight limits, and in a booster seat until they are ready for seats belts when they are 57 inches tall.
Fifth Disease
Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum) is a common viral infection of childhood that causes a distinctive rash, including red or 'slapped cheeks' and a pink or red lacelike rash on their arms. Page 5.
Child with a Cold Sore
View a picture of a child with a cold sore or fever blister on her lip. Page 14.
The Temperature Your New Baby Will Like Best
After questions about the correct way to take their baby's temperature and recognizing if they have a fever, a very common question is about the right temperature to keep their home at to keep their baby safe and comfortable.
What You Can Do to Relieve That Itch
Review common treatments for itching that can provide some relief for itchy kids with rashes, including many over-the-counter 'anti-itch' type medications.
How To Understanding Growth Charts
Growth charts are an important way to monitor your child's growth. This should provide you with all of the information you need to follow how well your child is growing.
What High-Fiber Foods Should You Give Your Kids?
Review these lists of high fiber foods to find healthy foods for your child, and learn which foods are good sources of fiber, including many fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), breads, and cereals.
Tinea Capitis
A picture showing the round, scaly patches with hair loss that are charactistic of tinea capitis or ringworm on a child's scalp. Page 13.
Easy Home Remedies for a Runny Nose
Especially with all of the recent warnings about not giving young kids cold medicines, knowing some home remedies that don't involve actually giving your baby a cold medicine can be helpful.
Yeast - Diaper Rash Pictures
You should suspect a yeast diaper rash, as shown in this picture, when your baby's regular diaper rash just isn't getting better and then becomes bright red, and is surrounded with red bumps (satellite lesions). Page 9.
Breastfeeding and Constipation: What Every Mom...
Review a 'problem' of a breastfed infant who is only having bowel movements every five or six days.
Worried About Autism? These At-Home Checklists...
When people talk about tests for autism, they are usually referring to an autism checklist that can be used to screen toddlers for autism, and not a blood test.
When Your Child May Need a Bleach Bath
Dilute bleach baths have long been recommended to help children with recurrent skin infections, especially those with hard to control eczema. Learn the proper way to take a bleach bath with diluted bleach, which can help to prevent infections, including MRSA.
Why Soy Protein Formulas Are Popular With Parents
Review the indications and possible harmful effects of soy baby formula and why they usually aren't necessary for babies with colic, diarrhea, and premature babies.
Ringworm
Review a picture of the characteristic rash of a tinea corporis (ringworm) infection. Note the red, ring shaped lesion with scale. Page 6.
What Every Parent Should Know About Roseola
Roseola is a common viral infection of early childhood and commonly causes a high fever which is followed by a rash once the fever breaks.
7 Smart Steps to Treating Lice in Children
Unfortunately, the first reaction for many parents in dealing with lice is to panic. Panicking is not going to kill the lice though and will likely lead to over-treatment and anxiety in your child who may be concerned that they have
Medical Symptom Checker - Figure Out What Is...
Medical Symptom Checker Figure Out What Is Causing Your Child's Symptoms Symptom Checker Enter your child's
Two- to Eight-Weeks
At two weeks, your baby will still spend most of her time either sleeping or eating, but she will be awake and alert for longer periods of time, which is fun. Page 2.
Measles
Review a picture of the characteristic red blotchy rash of a child with measles and read about other measles symptoms these children have. Page 8.
The Correct Way to Prepare Your Baby's Formula
Can you use warm or hot water from the tap to make your baby's formula? Learn how to safely prepare your baby's formula to help avoid safety hazards and other problems.
Pediatric Problem Solver - Find Medical and...
Pediatric Problem Solver Find Medical and Parenting Advice and Information Sorry, but our Pediatric Problem
What Your Nine Month Old Should Be Eating
You Nine Month Old. What you need to know to take care of your 9 month old, including information about nutrition, growth and development, safety, Pediatrician visits, vaccines, common problems, and other topics.
Chicken Pox
View a picture of the classic rash of chicken pox infections, including red papules (bumps), vesicles (the spots that look like little blisters), which then become crusted scabs. Page 4.
10 All-Time Best Foods for Kids
Review a list of the healthy foods that kids actually like to eat, so that you can avoid many of the high-calorie, high-fat and kid-friendly foods that kids often end up eating.
What Happens to Your Body When You Have...
Review the symptoms of chicken pox, a viral infection that is becoming less common because most children now receive the chicken pox vaccine.
Learn to Identify These Shingles Symptoms
Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a reactivation of chickenpox, which can cause pain and a classic rash, with clusters of small bumps that turn into vesicles (fluid filled blisters) and eventually form crusty scabs.
Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a rash caused by a virus that caused small, flesh colored, dome shaped bumps on a child's skin. Page 7.
What You Should Know About Travelling With a...
We are expecting a baby next month and would like to take a trip, likely by airplane, to visit family a few weeks after our baby is born. Can we travel with our newborn baby? Is it safe to let her fly on a plane?
4 Risks of Piercing Your Baby's Ears
When can you get your baby's ears pierced is a common question from new parents, but instead of rushing into this cosmetic procedure, think about the risks and consider putting it off until your baby is a little older.
How Is Eczema Treated in Kids?
Learn about preventing eczema flares and treating your child with eczema, to help get this itchy rash under better control.
What Every Mom Should Know About Children's...
Children's cold medicines, although they won't help your kids get better faster, they may make them feel better and help relieve common cold symptoms, such as a runny nose and cough.
Poison Ivy
This picture shows the classic blistering poison ivy rash that people get after having contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac:. Page 10.
What Are the Most Calcium-Rich Foods?
Understanding which foods are high in calcium can help you make sure that you are encouraging your kids to get enough calcium in their diet by choosing calcium rich foods, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.
How to Tell the Difference Between Bronchitis...
Bronchitis is a common diagnosis for kids with lingering coughs, which leads to many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions. That makes it important to learn to recognize bronchitis symptoms when your kids get them.
Your Baby Week Two
Review how to care for your newborn baby during her second week, including breastfeeding tips, safety advice, medical issues, common questions and answers, and what to expect at your baby's two week check-up.
What Parents Need to Know About Baby Weight
Was your baby born too big, too small, or just right? Check the average birth weight of other babies and other baby birth weight statistics to see how your newborn compares on the growth charts.
Spider Bites
Although spiders seem to be everywhere, extremely few of these spiders are dangerous. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of spider bites and what to do if you think that your child has been bitten by a black widow spider or brown recluse spider.
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