Why is high blood pressure underdiagnosed in children?

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An American childhood health crisis is developing because of the massive weight gain of the current generation of children compared to past... Read more

Extreme obesity has tripled among teens

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Over 450 pounds. That’s what a 14-year-old boy who came in for his first appointment with me weighed. Our office scale only goes up to... Read more

Should kids be tested for high cholesterol?

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Your children’s primary care doctor is facing an important question about whether to check the fat in your child’s blood. In 2011... Read more

Why the soda tax is not the real regressive

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Today’s guest blogger is George Matysik, executive director of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance. In early March, Mayor Kenney rolled... Read more

Your child’s next well visit may include depression, HIV screenings

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When your mother said an apple a day keeps the doctor away, she had more insight into primary care medicine than you ever thought. Being prepared... Read more

What's the latest in treating childhood obesity?

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Recently, the Canadian Taskforce on Preventive Health released recommendations about the identification and management of childhood obesity... Read more

How Drexel and the IBC Foundation are fighting childhood obesity

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Today’s guest bloggers are Abby Duffine Gillman, Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University, Healthy Futures Initiative Project... Read more

Common things are common in adolescent health

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I love idioms. They always seem to hit the nail on the head. Every now and again, I use them when talking with my patients and their families... Read more