Healthy Kids Archive: August, 2012

Five dumb and deadly teen pranks

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From sipping codeine-laced “purple drinks” to car-surfing, “planking” and vodka “eye-balling”, dangerous... Read more

Locking away free baby formula

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Twenty-seven New York City hospitals will soon lock up the baby formula in their maternity wards - the latest move to limit access to the free... Read more

Eight 'danger zones' of teen driving

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. As a pediatrician and parent, I was encouraged to read some of the results of the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior... Read more

For sale: Junk food at school

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When it comes to the obesity crisis in this country, it seems like every month there is a new plan of action to combat a different source of... Read more

What should parents do about stuttering?

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by Gary Emmett, M.D. I saw a 3 ½ year old boy in my office this week, and his father was very concerned about stuttering. The patient... Read more

Can healthy food make kids smarter?

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Brain food is real - and so is “brain-draining” food. So say Australian researchers who checked up on the diets of 7,000 little... Read more

The danger of leaving kids in cars

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Approximately 30 children die each year from being left alone in cars. In today's Healthy Kids Minute, Richard Brodsky, M.D., of St. Christopher's... Read more

Growing up grateful

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An attitude adjustment - from griping to gratitude - could have profound health benefits for teens, a new study says. Researchers from California... Read more