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It's Backpack Time!

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It's back-to-school time, and if your children are anything like mine, September means buying a brand-new backpack! Here are a few things to keep in mind when balancing style with function ....


Generation Rx

Most parents know to be concerned about cigarettes and alcohol. But these days, kids have found another way to get high: Painkillers and other prescription drugs are being abused at record levels.


Should Kids With Lice Be Allowed to Go to School?

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that after proper treatment with an over-the-counter shampoo, children who had lice should be able to return to school. But how soon?


Protect Your Children's Tomorrows

boy getting vaccine

Have you ever seen a child with measles? How about polio or diphtheria? If you are younger than 50, the answer is probably, "No." This is due in large part to the fact that most children today receive vaccines against these horrible and sometimes fatal diseases, says pediatrician Dr. Alanna Levine.


Testing for Autism in Five Minutes?

Testing for Austism in Five Minutes
The Rapid ABC test can be done in just five minutes through engaging a child in simple activities that test attention, communication and recognition.


Teen Trend: 'Cabinet Parties'

bowl of pills

Teens are hosting "cabinet parties" -- they raid their parents' medicine cabinets for opiates such as Vicodin and OxyContin and take them to a party, where the pills are dumped into a large bowl for communal use. Why are teens still "pharming"?


Teen Texting Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

teen texting

Annie Levitz, a Chicago-area 16-year-old, has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. The reason? Too much texting. Pediatrician Dr. Alanna Levine explains the dangers.


Just a Spoonful of Sugar ....

kid taking medicine

When a child is sick and feeling awful, the last thing a parent wants to do is fight about taking medicine. But what if you have a child who just flat-out refuses to swallow it? Or promptly vomits afterward? Never fear: a pediatrician offers her top tips.