Healthy Kids Archive: July, 2012

Improving literacy for children

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In this week’s Healthy Kids Minute, doctors at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children stress the importance of reading aloud to children... Read more

'Tiger moms' hurting themselves?

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by Sari Harrar Helicopter moms and Tiger moms, here’s news: Practicing “intensive parenting” may be hazardous... Read more

Are ALL dental fillings dangerous?

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by Sari Harrar If you’ve said yes to higher-priced “white” fillings when it’s time to fix cavities in your kids’... Read more

The risks of summer for teens

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. Listening to music, watching TV, late nights, sleeping in, and no homework ... no wonder teenagers can’t wait... Read more

Sorting out sunscreens

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One sunburn in childhood doubles your kid’s risk for melanoma — the deadliest of skin cancers — later in life. So we send... Read more

Getting kids ready for hot practices

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by Sari Harrar If your child’s got a sports camp, summer practice for school sports or will be tooting a horn, twirling a baton or waving... Read more

The dangers of video games

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In this week's Healthy Kids Minute, Richard Selznick, Ph.D., director of the Cooper Learning Center in Vorhees, N.J., notes that video games... Read more

Do kids need more dirt?

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by Sari Harrar A new study says that for some kids, a dog or cat at home lowers risk for colds and ear infections. Researchers weren’t... Read more