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Fast Facts about Diabetes
A fasting blood sugar at or above 126 mg/dL or a random blood sugar at or above 200 mg/dL is diagnostic of diabetes, according to the official American Diabetes Association definition.Read full story
Television Drama Highlights Dangers of Huffing
I’ve learned that on 11/29/99, the popular television show 7th Heaven (WB, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., PST) will use drama to teach about huffing, the common, dangerous, and hidden drug abuse epidemic. I urge parents of school-age children or teens to view this episode with their children. I expect the quality to be high, but [...]Read full story
First Love – Knowing When to Let Go
I’m 16. My boyfriend will not spend any time with me anymore, and it really hurts me because he puts everything in his life before me. I don’t know why he cares so little when he says that he…Read full story
Teens are getting the message
Teens are getting the message. Not long ago, even teens that never used drugs felt that most of the cool kids did. The 12th annual survey conducted by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, released November 1999, found that 40 percent of teens felt “really cool” kids did not use drugs.Read full story
Osteoporosis is a Pediatric Disease!
As I watched a hunched, elderly woman shuffle down the street, I was reminded that osteoporosis is a pediatric problem. It is during childhood that calcium intake determines not only whether children will grow as tall as their full potential, but also how long their bones will last. As life spans increase, getting enough calcium [...]Read full story
Sex Should not Hurt!
I am a 17-year-old girl, and I want to know why it hurts so much when my boyfriend and I have sex?Read full story
They Can Die With the First Try
October is Child Health Month, and in 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ focused on educating parents and children about huffing – the dangerous practice of inhaling fumes (aerosols, glues, paints, etc.) to become intoxicated.Read full story
Preteens Start Smoking to Control Weight
A poignant report out of Harvard Medical School appeared in the October 1999 issue of Pediatrics. Girls and boys as young as 9 years old take up smoking in an attempt to lose weight.Read full story
What are the side effects of taking testosterone at a young age to boost lack of development? I’m 15.Read full story
Beltless on the Bus!
This morning I watched a school bus full of children stop suddenly. Because it was a school bus, the kids were not wearing seat belts. Should this be changed? The National Transportation Safety Board has been considering this question carefully for the last 3 years. And the decision is not to recommend seat belts for [...]Read full story