Latest Kid's Health Shows

Lack of Food Can Affect a Child's Learning Abilities

Dec 18, 2018

In the United States, 18 percent of children under the age of 18—13 million children—live in a home struggling to put healthy food on the table. Food insecurity can have long-lasting effects on young children, impacting their memory, social and learning skills. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner ...

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Top 5 Pediatric Health Concerns (According to The Scope Radio's Listeners)

Dec 11, 2018

As parents, we want to make sure our children are safe and healthy. We worry when they cough too much or eat too little. As The Healthy Kids Zone celebrates five years, Dr. Cindy Gellner breaks down the top five health concerns for children—according to parents—and not so surprisingly, coughs ...

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Your Child's ADHD Could Be Misdiagnosed

Dec 4, 2018

A recent study suggests the overdiagnosing of ADHD in elementary-aged children could come down to something as simple as what month a child is born. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about the new study and why the youngest kids in an elementary class have a 30% higher chance of being diagnosed ...

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How Much Playtime Does My Child Need?

Nov 26, 2018

Children as young as two years old are seeing an increased prescription for playtime—it can stimulate creativity and offsets secondhand stress. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner highlights the health benefits that come from simply letting kids be kids and has tips on how you can help your child be a ...

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Parenting Preteens: Advice from a Pediatrician

Nov 19, 2018

"They grow up so fast." For some parents, this fact of life makes it difficult to stop micromanaging their teens; for other parents, it causes them to stop teaching life skills at a crucial stage of development. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner helps parents find the golden mean of parenting preteens ...

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The Skinny on Snot: What Your Child's Mucus Says About Their Health

Nov 15, 2018

It’s kind of gross to talk about, but you can learn a lot from snot. While mucus may be a bit of an annoyance, it plays an important role in your child’s body. Mucus lines organs with a protective layer, keeping dust and dirt out to help fight off infections. But not all mucus are the same. ...

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How to Treat Skin Conditions on the Foot

Nov 12, 2018

Foot skin issues are common among teenagers—and no, it’s not always athlete’s foot. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about three common foot skin issues in teenagers, and how to identify and treat those issues without a trip to the doctor....

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