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Archive: May, 2012
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The danger lurking inside your remote
Thu, May 31, 2012, 1:16 PM
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...
Healthy family barbecues: 101
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D.
Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Mon, May 28, 2012, 4:35 PM
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...
Protecting kids from diabetes
Fri, May 25, 2012, 2:18 PM
Bad news from America’s “diabesity” epidemic: A new report says that the number of teens with diabetes or prediabetes more...
Coping with ear infections
Gary A. Emmett
Thu, May 24, 2012, 11:40 AM
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...
Healthy Kids Minute: Coping with food allergies
Wed, May 23, 2012, 11:09 AM
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...
Girls, sports and concussions
Wed, May 23, 2012, 5:38 AM
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...
Suddenly, breastfeeding is everywhere!
Mon, May 21, 2012, 4:01 PM
With the coverage we have given breastfeeding in this blog, we couldn’t not comment on the recent TIME magazine cover showing a mother...
A parent's guide to rewards, bribes and extortion
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D.
Fri, May 18, 2012, 2:54 PM
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...
Christopher C. Chang
Gary A. Emmett
Sarah Levin Allen
W. Douglas Tynan