Healthy Kids Archive: June, 2012

Preventing repetitive sports injuries

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The increasing intensity of organized sports has led to more and more children being treated for repetitive sports injuries. In this week's... Read more

Outwitting the tick boom of 2012

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Tick watchers – from foresters in upstate Pennsylvania to disease ecologists – report a population explosion among black-legged... Read more

A parent's guide to shellfish allergies

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by Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D. Kids (and adults) typically find out they’re allergic to shellfish when they eat it and have a... Read more

When teen pregnancy is NOT an option

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Rima Himelstein, M.D. Most parents tell their teenage children that it would be better for them to wait until they are older to have sex.... Read more

Healthy Kids Minute: Identifying visual problems

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This week's Healthy Kids Minute video focuses on recognizing an eye or vision problem in young children. Kammi Gunton, M.D., a pediatric ophthalmologist... Read more

Babies are born to learn

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Researchers are calling it the “Goldilocks Effect”: Turns out that babies’ brains are wired to focus on “just right”... Read more