Healthy Kids Archive: September, 2012

Four family breakfast problems solved

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It’s a familiar scene: The alarm clock goes off, the snooze button is hit twice, and all of a sudden your teenager only has twenty minutes... Read more

Hidden fat-maker in a 'healthy' drink

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by Sari Harrar As sugar-packed sodas gain a deservedly bad reputation for packing pounds on kids, sports drinks are emerging as a “healthier”... Read more

Drowsy driving creates danger for teens

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by Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. At age 23, Herb Brooks was the last player cut from the 1960 American Olympic hockey team, which went on... Read more

New concerns about teen obesity

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. What forces are adding to the obesity epidemic in teens? Here are key ones: - Fast food: 80 percent of teens... Read more

Four communication rules for parents

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by Marvin Lovell, E.D.M., M.A. As a parent, I often find myself wondering, Do my kids and I speak the same language? I am not talking specifically... Read more

Does salt matter for kids?

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Is it time to hand kids the salt shaker, order movie popcorn with a side of sodium and stop worrying about the 1,230-1,420 milligrams of sodium... Read more

Bullying: What Works--and Why Parents Must Act

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. Bullying. It has happened to many of my patients; maybe it’s happened to your child, too. When it happens to... Read more

Easing the move to middle school

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Making the move from cozy elementary school classrooms to the big-league world of middle school – with locker combinations to remember... Read more