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Debunking Old Wives' Tales: Stuff That Comes Out of Your Child's Nose

Aug 29, 2016

Noses can be pretty gross snot factories, creating mucus of all colors and consistencies. When should you be concerned? What if it’s green? What if it’s red? Dr. Cindy Gellner takes a look at four old wives' tales about children’s snot....

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: 10 Myths About Diabetes

Nov 22, 2021

You’ve probably heard the old wives’ tale, “don’t let your child eat sugar, or they’ll get diabetes.” Is this true? Is it true that there is a cure for diabetes? Access to the Internet has created an explosion in information available to people, but it can be hard to tell what is true, ...

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: Children’s Eye Health

Jun 27, 2016

Will eating carrots really improve your child's eyesight? Or will reading in a dim room ruin your eyesight? Dr. Cindy Gellner stops by to discuss the common eyesight myths everyone hears as a child....

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: What a Child Should Eat and Drink

Jun 13, 2016

Will drinking coffee stunt your child's growth? Does chocolate really give you acne? Is fish brain food? Dr. Cindy Gellner stops by to tell us which tales are true, and which to forget about....

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: 4 Myths About Toddlers

May 30, 2016

Everyone has heard old wives’ tales about raising children at some point, but are any of them true? Will wearing shoes really help a toddler learn to walk sooner? Dr. Cindy Gellner tells us what toddler tales are and are not true....

Debunking Old Wives' Tales: Chicken Pox

Apr 25, 2016

Does your child have a rash? Red bumps all over the skin that leaves scabs? Does it look like chicken pox? Dr. Cindy Gellner thinks probably not. If your child received her standard 12-month immunizations, she has already received the chicken pox vaccine. The vaccine has a 97 percent effectiveness, ...