Category Archives: Teens

It Takes 11 Years of Education and Training to Become a Pediatrician

Pediatricians are physicians who specialize in the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. I often get asked what it takes to be a pediatrician. This graphic sums up the years of education and training. Many people train to … Continue reading

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Raising Safe Drivers

Have a rising teen or young adult driver? Car safety tips for parents as here. Teen driving agreement is here. More from the American Academy of Pediatrics: The Teen Driver 9/24/2018 ​Teen driving fatalities appear to be on the rise … Continue reading

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Eating In, Snacks and Picky Eaters

Breakfast, lunch and dinner pretty much covers it, but if you offer snacks, make them healthy and not so large to discourage kids from eating the healthy things offered at meals. Up your game with the quiz and planner here. … Continue reading

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Sleep on It

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SUPPORTS CHILDHOOD SLEEP GUIDELINES The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a Statement of Endorsement supporting the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines outlining recommended sleep duration for children from infants to teens. The … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment chaos at your house? We try to make open enrollment, well, more open. We don’t want you or your child or young adult to have to change health doctors when insurance options change, so we accept most health … Continue reading

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Summer Travel with Kids

Here’s a podcast from RadioMD about summer travel with kids that I did last week. Listen here. Happy Trails!

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Eating with Kids at Home

Want to start a dialog about eating a little better at home? Check out this video from DocMikeEvans here.

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How tall will your child be? How do you get them there?

Protein and nutrients are important for your child’s final height. This study of over 4000 kids found that children who drank milk versus non-dairy drinks were shorter. The researchers projected that a child who drinks 3 cups (24 ounces or … Continue reading

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Screen and Media Plan

The American Academy of Pediatrics Media Plan can help families tackle screen and media use. Link to the page here. Babies and toddlers under 18 months old don’t need a media plan: screen time isn’t recommended (except for video chatting). … Continue reading

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Contraception Resource Page

Sex, Etc. offers media created young adults by young adults here. Information on selecting hormonal birth control is here. Information on starting and continuing birth control pills is here. Information on emergency contraception is here.  

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