Healthy Kids Archive: April, 2012

New reason to turn off the TV

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TV-watching in kids and teens has already been linked with higher risk for overweight, sleep problems and a taste for junk food. Now, a new... Read more

Pa. vaccine deadline extended!

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Whew! If you’re a Pennsylvania parent still scrambling to schedule catch-up vaccines for your kids before your school district’s... Read more

Preventing unplanned teen pregnancies

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It is normal for teenagers to believe in “the personal fable”: they think they are special and unique (no argument there!) and... Read more

Why bullying hurts kids’ health

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When I was a kid in the late 1950s and early 1960s, most adults dismissed bullying with that worn-out rhyme “sticks and stones will break... Read more

Best – and worst – ways to cut kids’ soda sips

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Hold the lectures about mountains of sugar, tons of empty calories and loads of artificial ingredients. A new study from Belgium suggests that... Read more

Inside the recent rise in measles

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Seventeen outbreaks, 222 cases. That doesn’t sound like much. But when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new measles... Read more

Talking with kids about sex and safety

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This is a guest post from Janet Rosenzweig, M.S., Ph.D., M.P.A., interim executive director of Prevent Child Abuse - Pennsylvania, a program... Read more

Shining some light on Vitamin D and kids

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At least once a week, a parent of one of my patients will ask me a question about Vitamin D. And it’s a good thing they ask. In the... Read more