Protecting your teen from meningitis

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An 18-year-old girl and some of her closest high school friends were having a great time at the New Jersey shore during “senior week”... Read more

Sorting out sunscreens

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One sunburn in childhood doubles your kid’s risk for melanoma — the deadliest of skin cancers — later in life. So we send... Read more

Changing hormones ... or polycystic ovary syndrome?

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. Irregular or heavy menstrual periods ... excess facial and body hair ... acne ... weight gain ... When are these... Read more

Warning: There’s Benzocaine in Baby Teething Products

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by Gary A. Emmett, M.D. The FDA has again issued warnings about using benzocaine in the mouth of small children. Found in teething and numbing... Read more

Kids with hidden high blood pressure

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High blood pressure sounds like a problem that pops up late in middle age – coinciding with a growing collection of elastic-waist pants... Read more

What to tell your teen about smoking

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Last week, thousands of teens and 20-somethings rallied at over 1,000 anti-tobacco events around the country and around the world for the Campaign... Read more

Giving teens alone time with the doctor

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Recently, a 16-year-old girl came to me with what sounded at first like a routine urinary tract infection (UTI): frequent urination with a... Read more

Whooping cough’s real victims

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Whooping cough. The name is downright Victorian — like “cow pox,” “the grippe” and other old-fashioned afflictions... Read more