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…)
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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…)
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…)
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! 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…)
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…)
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…)
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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…)
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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