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Too Few Teens Know the Dangers of Tanning Beds: Poll

Tanning beds are not safer than being outdoors!!!! You should discourage your teens from indoor tanning! “Younger tanning bed users (aged 14 to 17) were twice as likely as older users (aged 18 to 22) to incorrectly believe that tanning beds are safer than the sun (39 percent versus 15 percent), and more than three [...]

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Teen Use Of Menthol Cigarettes On the Rise

It is a lifelong tragedy when a teenager gets addicted to cigarettes. Some data show it only takes three cigarettes a week to get a teen addicted. “The use of menthol cigarettes is rising among adolescents and is “very high” among minority youth, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said in partial draft report [...]

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Teens from wealthier families may drink more

No family is immune from the dangers of teenage drinking. Talk to your teen today. “While poverty is usually associated with greater health risks, a study published Monday suggests that young teens from middle- to higher-income families may be somewhat more likely than their less affluent peers to use alcohol.” Teens from wealthier families may [...]

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‘Medical Homes’ Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

At Lilac City Pediatrics, we are firm believers in the medical home model. “Children who have a “medical home” — that is, a pediatrician or nurse they see regularly who offers comprehensive care — are more likely to have their medical and dental needs met, new research finds.” ‘Medical Homes’ Help Kids Get Comprehensive Care

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March is National Cheerleading Safety Month

March is National Cheerleading Safety Month. Help protect cheerleaders by spreading the word about cheerleading safety and by making sure your cheer program follows recognized progressions and safety rules. Check back here all during March as we focus on various aspects of cheerleading safety! National Cheerleading Safety Month

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F.D.A. to Study Whether Anesthesia Poses Cognitive Risks in Young Children

This is concerning but not at all clear. Most children who need surgery seem to do fine, but it is reasonable to do a study… “A federal panel will meet on Thursday to evaluate growing concerns about whether anesthesia in young children, used in millions of surgical procedures, can in some cases lead to cognitive [...]

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Americans Have Worse Health Than English Peers, Study Finds

This paper doesn’t explain reasons why, but definitely found a difference in overall health. A little embarrassing, isn’t it… “From birth through old age, Americans have poorer health than their British counterparts, a new study finds. Researchers used data on nearly 40,000 residents of the United States and 70,000 residents of England taken from nationally [...]

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As Peer Pressure Increases, So Does Brain’s Ability to Resist It

Teenagers are in such a period of brain re-wiring, it is no wonder it is such an “exciting” time…. “Adolescents’ brain wiring gears up just as risky behavior approaches, researchers report. Even as peer pressure mounts in early adolescence, kids’ brains are developing an ability to help fight the temptations of risky behavior, novel new [...]

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Japan Panel Says Deaths Aren’t Linked to Vaccines

Last week the networks were covered with the news that Japan had concerns, but now that they have found no link, where is the network news to announce this? “A panel of Japanese medical experts expressed the opinion Tuesday that the deaths of five children over the past two months weren’t connected to pediatric vaccines [...]

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Classroom Environment May Affect Kids’ Mental Health

This is really scary stuff. We need to support teachers, and work to eliminate dysfunctional classrooms. “First-grade classrooms with poor environments — not enough resources, teachers who feel disrespected by colleagues — have been linked to a higher number of mental health problems in students, according to a new study. The study doesn’t prove that [...]

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