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Health and Safety

Eating disorders in diabetic teens

Q: Are teens with diabetes more likely to develop eating disorders? Studies have shown that female teens with diabetes are more susceptible to eating...

Chlorine fumes from pools

Q: Can the fumes from a chlorinated pool, especially in an indoor pool setting, be harmful to babies or young children taking swim lessons?...

Are you fluent in baby?

Along with all of the other surprising changes that come with bringing home a newborn baby, you may find that you are suddenly fluent...

Flip-flops

Q: Flip-flops are trendy—but are they good for growing feet? Flip-flops should only be worn around the pool or in the shower to avoid...

Babies affect parents’ sleep

Q: Can babies with unpredictable sleep patterns seriously affect the health and well-being of their parents? A recent study found that infant sleep problems are...

E. coli spinach scare

Q: The spinach scare last fall was unsettling. How can I protect my children from an E. coli infection? It didn’t take long for Madelyn...

Antibiotics-resistant staph infections

Q: How can I protect my family from antibiotics-resistant staph infections? Last August, as Elissa Thompson of Glendale enjoyed a late summer Saturday swim,...

Children left in cars get hyperthermia

Q: Why would any parent leave a child locked in a car on a hot day? When a child suffers serious injury – or even...

Explaining an adult’s depression to children

Q:My spouse has been diagnosed with depression. How do we explain this to our children? It depends on the ages of the children, according...

Asthma and sports

Q: Several of the kids on my children's sports teams have asthma. Is it really safe for them to participate in athletics? Studies show that...

Understanding alopecia

A modest amount of hair on your child's brush or bathtub floor is nothing to worry about. We all shed about 50 to 100...

Eye exams before kindergarten

Several states require eye exams prior to school enrollment, but Arizona is not among them, according to Jane Lynch, executive director of the American...

Misshapen baby’s head

Q: I'm worried because my baby's head isn't perfectly shaped. Is this something that will correct itself over time? While most parents leave the delivery...

When it’s time for booster seats

Q: My child has outgrown the car seat but doesn't seem ready for a regular seat belt. Is there something else I should use?...

Talking with children about mental illness

Q: How should I talk with my child about mental illness? Parents often ignore or neglect this topic for several reasons, according to clinical psychologist...

Understanding scoliosis

I was 19 years old, sitting in an examining room at Student Health feeling miserable, trying to focus on the chest x-rays on the...

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