What teens do and don’t know about health, safety

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Teenagers sure say “I know!” a lot. I know — not just because I’m an Adolescent Medicine doctor, but because I am a... Read more

Could poor sleep habits increase my child's obesity risk?

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Chronic sleep deprivation from infancy to mid-childhood was associated with high overall obesity rates at age seven, found a study In Pediatrics... Read more

TV in a child's bedroom: It's only bad news

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The evils of too much screen time have been discussed before on this blog, ranging from the benefits of limiting usage to keeping devices away... Read more

Should you tell your child she is 'too fat?'

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Parents, it turns out you probably shouldn’t use the f-word around your children. No, not that f-word. The other one. “Fat... Read more

How healthy are children in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties?

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Childhood obesity and access to health care remain some of the most pressing issues when it comes to children’s health in Bucks, Delaware... Read more

How inactivity is really hurting our children

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Only about one-quarter of American teens aged 12–15 years engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes daily... Read more

How does recess and gym help learning at school?

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What does your child say when someone asks about his or her favorite subject? Does your child usually say recess or gym? Do you cringe wishing... Read more

“Mom, Dad, am I fat?”: Talking to your kids about weight and health

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Today's guest blogger is Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, associate dean, professional development, at the Jefferson School of Population Health and... Read more