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Archive: September, 2012
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When strep isn’t strep
Fri, Sep 14, 2012, 1:58 PM
Sore throat season’s coming and with it one of the big guessing games of parenthood: “Is it strep - or not?" About 30 percent of...
A teen heart risk parents can't ignore
Wed, Sep 12, 2012, 4:20 PM
There are plenty of studies in the news these days warning that teens, preteens and even little kids have heart-disease risk factors that once...
Emotionally healthy kids need friendships
Tue, Sep 11, 2012, 2:47 PM
by Marvin Lovell, E.D.M., M.A. Editor’s note: That old song “You’ve Gotta Have Friends” applies to kids, too. Your...
Can Marijuana Prevent Cancer?
Mon, Sep 10, 2012, 5:23 PM
Does Marijuana Cause Cancer - or Prevent It? Last week’s Healthy Kids post about a new study that regular marijuana use by teens dumbs...
Revealed: Why marijuana’s called “dope”
Rima Himelstein, M.D.
Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Fri, Sep 7, 2012, 3:53 PM
by Rima Himelstein, M.D. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the world — including by adolescents. New research findings...
Breaking the “cranky kid” cycle
Matthew Prowler, M.D.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012, 3:47 PM
by Matthew Prowler, M.D. Do cranky kids make cranky parents? The coming of fall and the return to school can mark a time of relief for some...
Coping with food allergies at school
Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
Thu, Sep 6, 2012, 4:07 PM
by Christopher C. Chang, M.D., Ph.D. Editor’s note: Six million American kids have food allergies - and studies show that up to 18...
What to expect when your child first enters school
Garry A. Emmett, M.D.
Wed, Sep 5, 2012, 4:09 PM
by Garry A. Emmett, M.D. When your child first starts school or daycare there are many little surprises - and some problems - that will arise...
Christopher C. Chang
Gary A. Emmett
Sarah Levin Allen
W. Douglas Tynan