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

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 ...

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. Diff ...

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. ...

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 c ...

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 pr ...

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 prep ...

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 gamify ...

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