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March 06, 2017
Most of the 20 to 30 percent of children and teens who skip breakfast may think it’s no big deal, but the long-term consequences can be serious enough to warrant a big family discussion. Research may help you convince your kids to eat breakfast.
March 02, 2017
Does physical activity help children and young adults fight depression? A study from Norway says, yes. The findings back up what I see in my pediatrics practice and should encourage parents to make sure their children have plenty of time to play and run around.
March 01, 2017
Recently the world tuned into WE tv to watch June Shannon, aka Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, reveal her body transformation from 460lbs to a size 4. While many people viewed the makeover from a vanity standpoint—seeing weight loss as simply a fashion statement--the truth is that obesity is a serious medical concern.
March 01, 2017
There’s some good news in the treatment of head and neck squamous cell cancers: New treatments are moving us closer to directly targeting and destroying these cancers and easing the debilitating side effects that hurt some patients.
February 28, 2017
Busy parents are familiar with this scenario: After a hectic day working and taking care of the kids, you throw together a meal that is quick and healthy. You’re immediately met with resistance by your little ones. While there is no “right” way to handle picky eating, some general guidelines may help you keep this unfortunate hassle from escalating into a more significant problem.
February 27, 2017
Do you know what a heart attack looks like? The signs can be different for men and women. This graphic can help you recognize a heart attack.
February 24, 2017
Fairly often, I see infants of worried parents in my pediatric surgery office to investigate the cause of bellybutton drainage. Fortunately, it’s almost always a simple issue, but sometimes it’s the tip of a very interesting iceberg!
February 23, 2017
Difficulty walking is a common problem for people with multiple sclerosis, but a new brace is helping some of our patients get around better — and more safely.
February 22, 2017
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably struggled with knowing how to protect your kids from sex abuse. Many parents aren’t sure when to talk to children about sex abuse, or what to say. Start these conversations when your child is young. Here’s how and why – and some signs that a child may have been abused or touched inappropriately.
February 21, 2017
We’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic that continues to grow and, because of this, we’re now seeing children – some as young as 3 and 4 years old – with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Here’s how I beat this disease and some friendly advice for parents trying to raise healthy kids.