Healthy Kids Archive: October, 2012

3 big reasons kids need flu vaccinations

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By Sari Harrar The flu officially arrived in Pennsylvania last week when the first lab-confirmed cases of the 2012-13 influenza season turned... Read more

Prescription Drug Abuse: A Healthy Kids Series

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By Sari Harrar Stolen from medicine cabinets, offered by friends or plucked from a bowl of multicolored pills at a party, prescription drugs... Read more

Helping the kids cope with Hurricane Sandy

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by Sari Harrar There’s plenty to stress about with Frankenstorm Sandy bearing down on the East Coast - with high winds, flooding and... Read more

Energy Drinks Are Targeting Your Kids Behind Your Back

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By Sari Harrar Reports surfaced this week that the US Food and Drug Administration is investigating a heart attack and five deaths -- including... Read more

How To Avoid The Candy Corn Coma

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By Beth Wallace Pirate costume? Check. Fairy princess? Check. Scary-faux-bloody-monster-man? Got it. King-size pillow case filled to... Read more

Trich: This Sexually-Transmitted Disease is No Treat

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. Heard about “trich”? Trichomoniasis is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It... Read more

The HPV vaccine isn’t a “license for teen sex”

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Even the most pro-vaccine parent-- like me -- stops and wonders when the pediatrician asks about the HPV vaccine for a preteen or barely teen-aged... Read more

Home fix dislodges objects stuck in a kid’s nose

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Beads. Rocks. Cheerios. Toys. Tissues. Curious little kids shove all sorts of objects up their nose -- and really thorough children cram stuff... Read more