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Websites may encourage self-injury in teens, young adults

A study in Pediatrics found that among 100 videos on YouTube showing or depicting self-injury, 80% were open to the general public while 53% were created with a realistic or educational tone and 51% had a melancholic tone. Researchers suggest that the nature and number as well as ease of access of such online videos [...]

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The Calories Are Listed, but Teenagers Don’t Care

“Researchers at New York University have found that calorie-posting in fast-food restaurants has little influence on the foods teenagers order. They found that more than half of the teenagers noticed the calorie postings. A quarter of the teenagers said they were weight-conscious, and 9 percent of the teenagers said the labeling made them buy lower-calorie [...]

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Stroke Rates Are Rising for Young Americans

This is scary stuff, an element of the obesity crisis that most people don;t think about. Obesity is linked to diabetes and hypertension, and these both lead to stroke. “If we don’t control traditional risk factors — obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes — we’re going to have a wave of cardiovascular disease in 10, [...]

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More Cases of the Flu here this week…

We have had more cases of Influenza A this week then before. Classic flu with fever cough headache body aches and all. If your child has the flu, and is particularly sick with it, please give us a call. Here is an article about The Flu from the AAP.

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No surprise: Gardasil as good against HPV in men as in women

The HPV vaccine is now available in our office for bays as well. If you would like to protect your teen, please give us a call. “To no one’s surprise, a new clinical trial demonstrates that the human papilloma virus vaccine Gardasil is as good at protecting men as it is in protecting women, researchers [...]

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Cold Viruses Appear Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Understanding the cause of diabetes will hopefully bring us closer to a cure. It is clear it is an autoimmune disease, in which a child makes antibodies to a cold, and those antibodies accidentally destroy the insulin making cells in the pancreas. Cold Viruses Appear Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

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Does ADHD come from foods?

Previous studies have shown only a small percentage of children with ADHD reacted favorably to diet changes. This study showed a much larger group responded to diet changes. Unfortunately, there are still no specific recommendations on what foods to avoid. The diet they used was pretty restricted. Stay tuned…. “One group of these children spent [...]

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Teenagers, Friends and Bad Decisions

This study actually tries to look at what goes on in the brain of teenagers from peer pressure. Teen’s brains light up more “reward” areas when they misbehave in front of their friends. Explains a lot…. “To test how the presence of peers influences risk taking, the researchers asked 14 young teenagers (ages 14 to [...]

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Kids’ Rising Obesity Rates Due to Bad Habits, Not Genes: Study

The reasons are clear, too many calories and not enough exercise. The solutions are clear as well, but not easy. If you need help, make an appointment and we can come ups with solutions together. “Nearly one-third of all the students said they drank a soda the day before, while fewer than half said they [...]

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NJ teen launches anti-bullying program

This teen’s efforts should be a model for all schools. We must deal with bullying to end the suffering. “It was my bullying experience, my friends and overall, just seeing the enormity of the issue (that motivated me),” she said. “It’s (bullying) being called an epidemic now.” After hearing Craig’s poignant speech and detailed proposal [...]

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