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Archive: August, 2012
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Five dumb and deadly teen pranks
Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 3:58 PM
From sipping codeine-laced “purple drinks” to car-surfing, “planking” and vodka “eye-balling”, dangerous...
Locking away free baby formula
Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 10:16 AM
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...
Eight 'danger zones' of teen driving
Rima Himelstein, M.D.
Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Wed, Aug 22, 2012, 10:02 AM
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...
For sale: Junk food at school
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D.
Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Tue, Aug 21, 2012, 4:38 PM
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...
What should parents do about stuttering?
Gary Emmett, M.D.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012, 3:39 PM
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...
Can healthy food make kids smarter?
Thu, Aug 16, 2012, 3:46 PM
Brain food is real - and so is “brain-draining” food. So say Australian researchers who checked up on the diets of 7,000 little...
The danger of leaving kids in cars
Thu, Aug 16, 2012, 12:32 PM
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...
Growing up grateful
Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 4:20 PM
An attitude adjustment - from griping to gratitude - could have profound health benefits for teens, a new study says. Researchers from California...
Christopher C. Chang
Gary A. Emmett
Sarah Levin Allen
W. Douglas Tynan