Healthy Kids Archive: May, 2012

Four tough “jobs” teens face

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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... Read more

Protecting kids from fatal falls

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Over 2 million kids, ages 14 and younger, show up in hospital emergency rooms each year with fall-related injuries. Kids tumble down stairs... Read more

Kids with hidden high blood pressure

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High blood pressure sounds like a problem that pops up late in middle age – coinciding with a growing collection of elastic-waist pants... Read more

Sports drinks hurt kids’ teeth

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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... Read more

Hey Mom, hold the beef (and chicken nuggets, and fish sticks)

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When reality television personality Bethany Frankel announced on the cover of a popular parenting magazine that she was raising her toddler... Read more

Diagnosing a Rare, Genetic Disease

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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... Read more

Measuring your kid's activity level

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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... Read more

Does your child need allergy shots?

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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... Read more