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Doctors and experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics discuss all aspects of your child's health and well-being.

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Children, Adolescents, and Advertising
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Children, Adolescents, and Advertising

Expert : Dr. Vic Strasburger, MD
The ads aimed at your kids, online and everywhere else, can be pervasive and obnoxious. Can this impact your child in negative ways?
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Is Your Child Affected By Media Violence?
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Is Your Child Affected By Media Violence?

Expert : Dr. Vic Strasburger, MD
Does violence on TV and in movies affect your child in negative ways? Does it make them behave more aggressively? Our experts say yes.  ... read more
Lice Are Back! Keep Your Child Free of the Little Buggers
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Head lice are often a fact of life for school‑aged children. While inconvenient, and somewhat disgusting, head lice cause no medical harm. ... read more
Recess a Necessary Break From the Demands of School
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Eliminating recess can negatively affect academic achievement. Growing evidence links recess to improved physical health, social skills and cognitive development. ... read more
Childhood Depression: What Parents Can Do To Help
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Childhood Depression: What Parents Can Do To Help

Expert : Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, MD , President of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Sometimes sadness turns into despair for children, and persists for weeks and even months. ... read more
Recognizing Signs Of Childhood & Teen Depression
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Recognizing Signs Of Childhood & Teen Depression

Expert : Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, MD , President of the American Academy of Pediatrics
What to do about childhood depression, and how to recognize the signs of intense sadness in children.
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Helping Parents & Children Cope in Aftermath of School Shootings
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Listen as our expert helps you to provide basic information to help your children understand the tragedy in Connecticut, without providing unnecessary details. ... read more
Satisfy Your Child’s Cravings with Healthier Snacks
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Can you get your kids to enjoy healthier snacks? Yes, you can.
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Grandparent Caregivers Safe To Watch Your Kids?
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Grandparent Caregivers Safe To Watch Your Kids?

Expert : Dr. Amanda Soong, MD, and Dr.Kathryn Hines, MD
The number of grandparent caregivers continues to grow. Are the grandparents that care for your children aware of all the new safety guidelines?
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Bipolar Disorder in Teens
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Bipolar Disorder in Teens

Expert : Dr. Benjamin Shain, MD
Bipolar disorder is associated with manic behaviors as well as severe depression, psychosis, impairment in social functioning, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. ... read more

About Melanie

Melanie Cole, MS Melanie Cole, MS, is the RadioMD Director of Operations. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology.

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