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Archive: May, 2012
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Four tough “jobs” teens face
Rima Himelstein, M.D.
Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Fri, May 18, 2012, 12:43 PM
When people discover that I am a doctor for teenagers, they frequently look at me with disbelief. How could I willingly spend my entire day...
Protecting kids from fatal falls
Thu, May 17, 2012, 4:43 PM
Over 2 million kids, ages 14 and younger, show up in hospital emergency rooms each year with fall-related injuries. Kids tumble down stairs...
Kids with hidden high blood pressure
Tue, May 15, 2012, 10:57 AM
High blood pressure sounds like a problem that pops up late in middle age – coinciding with a growing collection of elastic-waist pants...
Sports drinks hurt kids’ teeth
Mon, May 14, 2012, 1:20 PM
The sports drinks and energy drinks that up to 62 percent of teens drink regularly deliver more than calories and caffeine. A new study shows...
Hey Mom, hold the beef (and chicken nuggets, and fish sticks)
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D.
Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fri, May 11, 2012, 3:31 PM
When reality television personality Bethany Frankel announced on the cover of a popular parenting magazine that she was raising her toddler...
Diagnosing a Rare, Genetic Disease
Gary Emmett, M.D.
Thu, May 10, 2012, 3:41 PM
by Gary Emmett, M.D. Five years ago, a one-year-old boy named Connor was brought into my office for a second opinion. He had gone to a fine...
Measuring your kid's activity level
Wed, May 9, 2012, 10:48 AM
Classic fitness advice says kids need an hour of vigorous activity every day. In theory, that makes sense. In real life, it can be tough figuring...
Does your child need allergy shots?
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Tue, May 8, 2012, 2:56 PM
Pollen season came early this year, bringing with it an early start to the sneezing, sniffling, itchy-eyes season for many kids. If your child’s...
Christopher C. Chang
Gary A. Emmett
Sarah Levin Allen
W. Douglas Tynan