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Teens Are At Risk for STDs

Oct 12, 2018

Just like adults, teenagers are susceptible to receiving sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some STIs are curable and have detectable symptoms, but others can last a lifetime and have no known cure. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about how open and honest communications with your children to prevent the spread of STIs.

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Listener Question: How to Take Car Keys Away from Elderly Parent?

Oct 8, 2018

As your loved ones get older, there’s a good chance they will begin losing their vision, and in turn, their ability to drive safely degrades. But taking away the car keys from a loved one can be an emotional and challenging event. Lisa Ord, patient support program director for The Moran Eye Center, shares some practical strategies on this critical and potentially life-saving conversation.

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What's Causing Mental Illness in Children?

Oct 7, 2018

Mental illness in children is on the rise—one in four children in the United States have a mental health diagnosis. What is behind this increase and what can be done? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains the new situations of contemporary life that can influence your child’s mental health and how you can help.

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Kids Can Have High Blood Pressure, Too

Sep 28, 2018

We typically think of high blood pressure as a problem for adults, but 3.5% of children in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about why some children have high blood pressure, what signs to be on the lookout for and the treatments available.

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