Is use of hormonal contraception associated with depression?

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A study recently published in the JAMA Psychiatry tried to answer that question. Being the adolescent medicine doctor that I am, I had to carefully... Read more

A risky trend? Teen boys and muscle-building products

Editor’s note: Blogging along with regular contributor Rima Himelstein, M.D., is Sam Master, D.O., a pediatric resident at Crozer-Keystone... Read more

Parenting a teen means new 'job titles'

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One day…suddenly…when you aren’t looking, you may find that there is a teenager living in your home. It’s happened... Read more

Multitasking teens behind steering wheels and car accidents

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Recently, 10 Michigan teens were injured, two of them severely, in a motor vehicle accident when the teen driver tried to switch seats with... Read more

Sept 18: Don’t miss the 2016 Healthy Kids Fest!

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Families in the Philadelphia region, don’t miss out on the upcoming Healthy Kids Fest on September 18th for an exciting day of fun, facts... Read more

Back to school advice from Healthy Kids bloggers

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It’s that time of year again, we’ve asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to offer the best advice for parents to keep in mind as the... 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

Are girls’ breasts blocking their sports participation?

Breast development is usually the first sign of puberty in a girl. Breast development starts, on average, at age 9 or 10, but it can start... Read more