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Posts Tagged ‘boys’

Got Water?

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Children in the United States are not drinking as much water as they should, and the deficiency can have far-reaching implications, a new study suggests. (more…)

Caring For An Uncircumcised Penis

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I just received an e-mail from a listener asking about the care of her infant son’s uncircumcised penis. Her baby is four-months-old and she wondered how to wash the penis and if she should pull back the foreskin. (more…)

Raising Boys vs. Girls

Sunday, April 26th, 2009


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Boys vs Girls – Part 1


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Boys vs Girls – Part 2


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Boys vs Girls – Part 3

A debate on who is harder to raise, boys or girls?

Guest: Dr. Kathy Banks, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Black Male Children Face Highest Risk for Food Allergies

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

A new survey looking at food sensitivities found that black male children have a greater risk of having a food allergy.

The survey looked at over 8,000 people, from infants to seniors who tested positive for the allergen antibody linked to possible issued with eggs, milk, peanuts and shrimp. The sensitivity levels to these potential food allergens was then tested in all participants. (more…)

Spend Time With Your Teen

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Every day in my office, I am reminded how quickly time passes. From a newborn your-baby’s first visit, to the teenager in the exam room next door who I first took care of as a newborn. Many families spend their day juggling jobs, carpool to school, running errands, grocery shopping, doctor appointments, tutoring, after school activities, community events, dinner and homework. We all seem to be moving at warp speed and loose precious time to spend with our children. (more…)

13 Is The New 18

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

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A humorous look at ways you can parent your teenager

Guest: Beth Harpaz, Author of13 Is the New 18: And Other Things My Children Taught Me

Study: Obese Young Men Likely to Die Prematurely

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Teenager boys who were obese at the age of 18 are one-third more likely to die prematurely compared to their normal weight peers announced Swedish researchers on Wednesday.

A study of more than 45,000 men underlines the dangers of being overweight and the need to tackle the growing problem of childhood obesity. The study also found that teens (both boys and girls) who were obese at the age of 18 are twice as likely to die prematurely. (more…)

Taking the Pain Out of Growing Pains

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Growing pains are a frequent complaint in children. Although pediatricians don’t fully understand the etiology of growing pains, their presentation is fairly typical. Growing pains usually present in children around the age of four or five and last through early elementary school. These pains are usually located in the calves of the legs, behind the knees and often occur in the middle of the night. (more…)

Talking With Children About Sex Education

Monday, February 9th, 2009

I have been helping teach a course to elementary students on their bodies and sexuality. It is really interesting as we teach both parents and their children, in separate rooms, so that parents are comfortable with discussing sexuality with their children as well as having doctors and nurses teach basic sex education to their children. It is a three-week series with different topics each week and really opens up the lines of discussion for parents and gives them information for further subjects and discussion as their child matures. (more…)

Development Seems to Happen Overnight

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

It is still fun for me to see my patient’s growing up. I saw a 12-year-old girl today and suddenly she is “pubescent”. Why do I act like that is surprising? It really shouldn’t be as this is the normal age to see a young girl developing, but it still amazes me how quickly children change. Boys do the same thing only it is typically a little later. The cute “little” girl at 10 is now looking more like a young lady. (more…)