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Posts Tagged ‘girls’

Young Female Athletes At Risk For Stress Fractures

Monday, April 11th, 2011

While some young girls spend way too much time sitting and not getting any exercise, others are getting too much and ending up with stress fractures causing small cracks in their bones. (more…)

Push-Up Bikini Tops For 7-Year Olds?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

What do you think about the marketing of padded push-up bikini tops for girls as young as 7 years old? Is it sexualizing little girls or just another fad that will come and go without any harm being done? (more…)

Are Little Girl’s Toys Too Sexy?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Notice anything new about the dolls and ponies that your daughter picks up at the toy store these days? Once you get a good look at them, do you think they may be a little too hot-to-trot? You’re not alone. (more…)

Is it Appendicitis?

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Last night, a patient called me and wondered if their daughter had appendicitis. I always thought it would be the easiest diagnosis, and that we would call the surgeon and whisk the patient off to the operating room for an appendectomy, just like Madeline (one of my favorite books as a child). Well, over the years have I been taught a few things. (more…)

Study Suggests Active Girls Do Better In School

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Want to improve your girl’s test skills in math? A new study suggests she might do better if she walks to school. (more…)

Gender Identity Confusion

Friday, October 8th, 2010

On Wednesday,we talked about gender identity, and at what age children begin to understand the difference between being a boy or a girl. We also covered children who may not fit the stereotypical gender role. (more…)

Kids and Gender Identity

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Gender identity is getting a lot of press these days. Cross-dressing boys and girls, who want to express their gender identity and sexual orientation, leave schools and parents perplexed. (more…)

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…)

College Healthcare

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Congratulations! Your child is heading to college.  How to keep them healthy and what to pack when they get sick.


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The Curse of the Good Girl

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

There seems to be an undercurrent in society trying to drag down teenage girls.  Strategies to parents can use to raise confident, courageous girls today.

Guest:  Rachel Simmons, author.


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