Hidden Sugars Could Contribute to Childhood Obesity

Nov 5, 2018

How much sugar is too much for kids? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains that a sugar-loaded diet contributes to childhood obesity. She recommends that children have no more than 45 grams of sugar in a day—the equivalent of about 15 sugar cubes—even when it comes to foods that we generally ...

It’s Not Strep Throat: Treating Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Nov 2, 2018

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a virus that can cause rashes on the hands and feet and sores in the mouth—and can sometimes be mistaken for the strep throat infection. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner tells you how to distinguish the virus from strep throat and other similar illnesses. She also ...

When Can My Child Stay Home Alone?

Oct 29, 2018

After-school programs can provide a safe place for children when parents may not be available. But as children age into preteens, when can they be allowed to stay home by themselves? Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about the different factors that vary from family to family and how to best ...

Let a Broken Collarbone Heal Naturally, or Not?

Oct 26, 2018

A broken collarbone, or clavical, is a common sports injury and, traditionally, people let the break heal naturally. But, sometimes, surgery is best to maintain shoulder functionality and avoid later discomfort. Dr. Tom Miller speaks with Dr. Bruce Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon, about what scenarios...

My Period Came Early – Am I Normal?

Oct 25, 2018

Your menstrual cycle started too early, too late. There's too much, too little—it's irregular. Women's health expert Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones describes the conditions of a "normal" period, what's not normal, and when you may need to see a physician....

Listener Question: What to do if I Can't Go to Sleep?

Oct 24, 2018

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health. But sometimes it can feel impossible to fall asleep at night. Dr. Tom Miller shares a few simple tips to help you fall asleep—and stay asleep—and discusses when your insomnia may need to be treated by...

Smartphones Can Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

Oct 22, 2018

Nearly 13 million children and adolescents in the United States are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It may seem counterintuitive, but pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner says technologies such as smartphones and fitness trackers can actually help kids watch their own weight by ...

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