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

US teen birth rates reach all-time low, but higher than other countries

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I’m not usually a cynical person but, believe me, I have heard it all before: “My mother doesn’t want me on the pill.”... Read more

How does exposure to gun violence affect kids and teens?

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In the early hours of June 12, the worst mass shooting in American history happened. A gunman killed 49 people and wounded dozens more in a... Read more