Healthy Kids Archive: September, 2012

When strep isn’t strep

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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... Read more

A teen heart risk parents can't ignore

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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... Read more

Emotionally healthy kids need friendships

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by Marvin Lovell, E.D.M., M.A. Editor’s note: That old song “You’ve Gotta Have Friends” applies to kids, too. Your... Read more

Can Marijuana Prevent Cancer?

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Does Marijuana Cause Cancer - or Prevent It? Last week’s Healthy Kids post about a new study that regular marijuana use by teens dumbs... Read more

Revealed: Why marijuana’s called “dope”

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the world — including by adolescents. New research findings... Read more

Breaking the “cranky kid” cycle

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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... Read more

Coping with food allergies at school

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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... Read more

What to expect when your child first enters school

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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... Read more