Healthy Kids Archive: May, 2012

The danger lurking inside your remote

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You’d never leave spare change lying around within reach of a baby, toddler or little kid. But a new study says that button batteries... Read more

Healthy family barbecues: 101

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By Beth Wallace R.D. With the temperatures heating up and the sun shining long into the evening, we know it's time to fire up the grill. Summer... Read more

Protecting kids from diabetes

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Bad news from America’s “diabesity” epidemic: A new report says that the number of teens with diabetes or prediabetes more... Read more

Coping with ear infections

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by Gary A. Emmett, M.D. It’s a creepy-crawly fact: Humans have 10 times the number of bacteria in our bodies than we have human cells... Read more

Healthy Kids Minute: Coping with food allergies

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The CDC estimates that 4 million children in the U.S. suffer from some form of food allergy, up from 2.5 million a decade ago. Most common... Read more

Girls, sports and concussions

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Girls have a higher risk for concussions than boys who play the same sport – and a new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine... Read more

Suddenly, breastfeeding is everywhere!

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With the coverage we have given breastfeeding in this blog, we couldn’t not comment on the recent TIME magazine cover showing a mother... Read more

A parent's guide to rewards, bribes and extortion

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by W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. Frequently as part of my practice I will recommend that a parent set up a reward system at home to increase desirable... Read more