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Posts Tagged ‘internet’

Cyber Safety & Your Kids

Monday, November 14th, 2011

I recently saw a young teenager for her check up and we were discussing whether she had a cell phone or a computer, and if so, did she have rules for their use?  Her mother had stayed in for the entire visit (her daughter had said, “sure she can stay”) and the daughter promptly explained to me that she and her parents had discussed the rules prior to her getting a cell phone. (more…)

Digital Diagnosis?

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Do you check the Internet before taking your child to the emergency room? A new study says that one in eight parents go online for medical information before they take their child to the ER. (more…)

The Dangers of Diagnosing Online

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Here I am on the internet writing about the dangers of diagnosing yourself or your children via information on the web. The internet is a valuable resource, and I cannot remember what I used to do before I could “Google” something to get a quick answer. You don’t need a phone book anymore or zip code directory or even a map, as it is all available online. (more…)

Alert: Fake Tamiflu Sold On Internet

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers who purchase medication on the internet to be aware of sites selling fake “generic” versions of Tamilfu. (more…)

Welcome to Our New Web site!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Welcome to our new Web site!  After several months of watching our site traffic growing and conducting research with some very demanding moms and dads, we are excited to introduce you to our “new baby”. (more…)

Internet May Be Newest Area for Teen Tobacco Exposure

Monday, July 20th, 2009

No matter how much control you exercise over your teen’s TV and movie watching, they may still be receiving positive tobacco messages via the Internet. In particular that exposure could come from popular social networking sites like MySpace and Xanga. (more…)

For Teens, A Friend Online is Usually a Friend Offline, Too

Friday, April 10th, 2009

New research shows that most teens use the Internet to interact with people they already know rather than strangers who might turn out to be predators.

The 2008 study by University of California researchers asked 251 teens about their face-to-face friends and those they communicate with via social networking and instant messaging. Both in-person questionnaires and online surveys were conducted among students in grades 9-12. (more…)

Listener E-mails

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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Dr. Sue answers listener questions.

2 Hours Screen Time a Day May Lead to Unfit Kids

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Teens who spend more than two hours in front of the TV or computer each day showed less endurance during a standard running test than their peers.

The findings by researchers in Australia do not prove that TV and computer time is leading to out-of-shape kids. However, the study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine does lend support to advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that parents limit their kids’ screen time to a maximum of two hours per day. (more…)

Teens Online

Monday, December 1st, 2008

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A new study suggests that the time teens spend online is beneficial to them

Guest: Dr. Mizuko Ito, University of California at Irvine