Healthy Kids Zone

with Dr. Cindy Gellner

Keep your kids healthy and happy with the help of Dr. Cindy Gellner. She's passionate about preventive care, childhood obesity, allergy and asthma management and the power of reading aloud to your children. Not afraid to talk about anything, she'll keep you informed about the latest trends and issues facing children today, plus give tips that will help raising your kids a little less stressful.

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Latest Shows

How Can I Get My Child to Stop Biting Her Nails?

Mar 19, 2019

Nail biting is a common habit, but usually not a serious one for most children. Most children who bite their nails eventually lose the habit, but some may continue well into adulthood. In more serious situations, nail biting can lead to health concerns. There is no prescription to stop nail biting, ...

Could My Child’s Cold Actually be Winter Allergies?

Mar 4, 2019

Does it seem like your child gets bad colds every winter? If it lasts longer than a month, there’s a good chance the sneezing and sniffling aren’t from a cold at all. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner explains how to tell the difference between seasonal colds and winter allergies. ...

Why Is My Child Suddenly Not Eating?

Feb 25, 2019

It might seem like your child doesn’t eat enough, is never hungry or won’t eat, and you worry he or she will starve unless you spoon-feed them yourself. Don’t worry. It’s normal for a child’s appetite to slow down between the ages of 1 and 5. Normal doesn’t mean it’s pleasant, however. ...

Top 5 Children's Health Topics (According to a Pediatrician)

Jan 28, 2019

Parents worry, naturally. "Is my child developing normally?" "Why isn't my child eating?" "Will eating carrots improve my child's eyesight?" As The Healthy Kids Zone celebrates five years, Dr. Cindy Gellner goes through her list of top five children's health topics that parents should know about bef ...

Making New Year's Resolutions With Your Children

Dec 31, 2018

New Year's resolutions aren't just for adults—kids can make them too. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner says by helping children make and keep resolutions, parents can teach their children important values such as commitment. Dr. Gellner has some tips for helping your children choose a resolution or ...

Protecting Your Child From Hidden Holiday Dangers

Dec 24, 2018

There are so many shining decorations that can catch a child’s eye during the holiday season, especially since they are only brought out at this time of the year. From the Christmas tree to seasonal plants around the home, there can be hidden dangers lurking in your decorated halls. In this episod ...

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 tal ...

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