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  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    Phototherapy and Type 1 Diabetes? Staphylococcus aureus changes.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    1) All-terrain vehicle crashes can be fatal to pediatric age children. 2) A closer look at laundry detergent pods when small children are exposed to them.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    Review of articles on medication errors and the impact of concussions.

  1. Running Injuries: What Parents Need To Know ›

    Insight into the most common running injuries in kids, and what you can do to prevent them.

  1. Sports Team Readiness ›

    We all know that participating in sports is good for our children. But at what age can we introduce them to these activities?

  1. Teens And Eating Disorders Part II ›

    Last month we discussed how adolescence is the prime developmental age for the onset of eating disorders. Now we will cover what an assessment of my teen should include.

  1. Heel Pain ›

    With soccer season in full swing, many a player will begin complaining of heel pain. How serious is this, and how can it be avoided?

  1. Male Puberty Development ›

    Attempting to categorize a child’s pubertal development by his or her age is very difficult.

  1. Here Comes School Again With Its Demands! ›

    September is here and so is school. Those extra curricular activities are great, but what priority do they become in your family?

  1. Amenorrhea ›

    A mother brought her 16-year-old daughter in for an annual check-up. The young lady was a ballet student in her high school, as well as a dancer for the local dance company theartre. Both mother and daughter were concerned that she had not had her period in over six months.

  1. Concussion Update: What Parents Need To Know ›

    Athletes with a concussion should stay off the field and never return to play on the same day as experiencing the concussion.

  1. What’s Up Doc? ›

    A review of the pediatric literature.

  1. Healthy Choices For Your Teenager And Family ›

    Dr. Livingston examines the choices we make in our daily life, school, and more.

  1. Stimulants and Growth ›

    Part one of a two-part look at stimulants and growth.

  1. A Dinnertime Topic For Discussion: Do You Know What Is Actually In Those Energy Drinks? ›

    Increased energy is best achieved with a balanced, healthy diet, regular exercise and adequate sleep.

  1. The Teenage Physical and Confidentiality ›

    Dr. Livingston discusses the elements of privacy and confidentiality associated with a teenage physical.

  1. Heat and Summer Sports ›

    A look at heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

  1. All-Terrain Vehicles: Are ATV’s Really Safe For Children? ›

    Does wearing a helmet protect children riding ATVs, and should they ride ATVs at all?

  1. Beating The Heat ›

    Follow Dr. Cox's tips for staying cool and safe.

  1. Increase Your Helmet IQ ›

    Learning about helmets may save your life or that of a loved one.

  1. Healthy Weight and Beverage Choices For Children ›

    Dr. Cox examines the childhood obesity epidemic and the degree to which sugar-sweetened beverages play a role.

  1. Metabolic Syndrome: A Child’s Slip Into Adult Medical Issues ›

    Some children are meeting adult standards for metabolic syndrome and its associated risks.

  1. Athlete’s Vomiting ›

    A case-study of a student athlete.

  1. Can Overtraining Affect Her Growth? ›

    A look at the factors that go into the growth and maturation of young athletes.

  1. The Over-Trained Athlete ›

    The dangers and symptoms of over-training.

  1. Stretching Pays Off ›

    The importance of warm-ups and stretching.

  1. Heat Related Sports Illnesses ›

    A look at heat-related syndromes.

  1. Expanding Children’s Development Through Nature ›

    As parents, we must do our best to provide experiences in nature for our children both to expand their development and to instill an appreciation of the natural environment.

  1. Skateboard and Scooter Injuries ›

    Dr. Welty looks at the statistics of skateboard and scooter injuries and offers recommendations for keeping your child safe.

  1. Contraindications To Playing Contact Sports ›

    Dr. Theriot discusses what is looked for before clearing an athlete for contact sports.

  1. When Is Too Much, Too Much? ›

    Do some of us overschedule our kids in physical activities? Dr. Theriot recalls a patient history that shows what can happen when our kids over-extend themselves.

  1. Head Trauma In Sports ›

    A look at the important criteria which need to be met to allow an athlete who has suffered a head injury to return to play.

  1. Parent Fan Rage ›

    Dr. Samson takes a look at this unfortunate development.

  1. Disordered Eating Habits ›

    This is a wake-up call to all adults who take on the responsibility of coaching and training young athletes.

  1. The Dreaded Stitch ›

    Dr. Theriot examines the stitch that can afflict runners.

  1. Gum-chewing Athletes ›

    A heart-breaking story of the danger of gum-chewing and athletics.

  1. Dangerous Weight Loss ›

    A look at the complications of weight loss.

  1. Fluids And The Athlete ›

    Tips for making sure players are hydrated.

  1. Use Of Water In Sports ›

    A look at staying cool and preventing dehydration.

  1. Creatine Use In Teenagers: A Good Or Bad Idea? Part 2 ›

    Dr. Theriot follows up with more information about creatine.

  1. Childhood Athletics Can Be A Positive Experience ›

    Some thoughts on how to make sure your child has a good experience with sports.

  1. How Important Are Sports For Your Child? ›

    Dr. Samson looks at the importance of sports.

  1. Childhood Obesity ›

    Dr. Theriot presents a case study on childhood obesity.

  1. Swimmer’s Ear ›

    Dr. Welty looks at Swimmer's Ear, its causes, symptoms and treatments.

  1. Sugar Gets A Bum Rap ›

    Dr. Samson looks at the claim that sugar makes kids hyper.

  1. How Necessary Are the Yearly Teenage Physicals? ›

    It's important to bring your child in for a yearly physical. Here's why.

  1. Off the Sidelines And Into The Game: A Look At Exercise-Induced Asthma ›

    EIA is a relatively common condition that affects all ages. It tends to be more "ominous" in children because its onset is sudden.

  1. Scanning The Journals ›

    A look at articles on stature, lacerations, and infant risk factors.

  1. Scanning The Journals: ADHD; Strep Tests; Trampolines ›

    Dr. Samson examines the pediatric literature.

  1. Questions & Answers: Athlete’s Foot ›

    Dr. Theriot offers advice on treating athlete's foot.

  1. Creatine Use In Teenagers: A Good Or Bad Idea? Part 1 ›

    Dr. Theriot examines whether creatine use is safe for teenagers.

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