What's being done to improve children's health in our region?

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Today’s guest blogger is Lorina Marshall-Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. When my kids were young, I knew... Read more

Watch out for high sugar in these drinks

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Gatorade is the “thirst quencher.” Vitamin water wants you to “hydrate the hustle.” With fall sports in full swing... Read more

One Philly teen's fight against childhood obesity

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When it comes to encouraging kids to eat healthier, teaching them how to do it isn't an easy task. But 17-year-old Kaseir Archie has found... Read more

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