Category: Children’s health

7 questions to ask before using ADHD meds

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are at a significantly greater risk for substance abuse problems than other children, according to recently reported research in the July, 2014 issue of Pediatrics. This raises many questions that parents should consider before placing … Continue reading

Where NOT to go for a sports physical

By: Dr. Lora Scott, co-director of sports medicine Your son or daughter just came home told you he or she wants to play sports this year. You are thrilled that they want to be involved in something physically active that … Continue reading

Is your family staying healthy this summer?

The summer weather has arrived – and so has the change in our schedule.  Kids are out of school, new sports and new (day) care for the boys.  Like your house (I am sure) we need a break from school … Continue reading

The very real dangers of energy drinks

By: Lora Scott, MD, co-director of sports medicine and Shannon Burkett, RD, sports nutrition This week a news story hit about a 16-year-old girl who died from an energy drink heart attack. Our thoughts go out to this family. In … Continue reading

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