Healthy Kids Archive: June, 2012

Helping Special Needs Kids Avoid Abuse

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by Sari Harrar Kids with disabilities are three times more likely to experience abuse compared to kids without disabilities, according to... Read more

Help for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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by Jolynn Thomas, MS Ed. As many as 1 in 100 little kids may have childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) – when a child knows what she wants... Read more

Warning: There’s Benzocaine in Baby Teething Products

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by Gary A. Emmett, M.D. The FDA has again issued warnings about using benzocaine in the mouth of small children. Found in teething and numbing... Read more

The danger in mothballs

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Exposure to the chemical naphthalene – found in some moth balls, tobacco smoke, emissions from coal- and wood-burning stoves and even... Read more

Weight-loss surgery for teens?

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by Gary A. Emmett, M.D. The obesity ”epidemic” is now old news, but it is scaring the heck out of medical practitioners since... Read more

Will student cardiac prevention act really help?

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by Gary A. Emmett, M.D. Recently, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act “for preventing... Read more

Keeping kids safe in the water

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Swimming season has arrived, when families head to the pool, the lake or the beach. If Memorial Day is just the start of a long season of fun... Read more

Protecting against the big itch

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The first mosquito carrying West Nile Virus flitted into Berks County, Pa., in early May this year – the earliest this virus has been... Read more