Is your teenager skipping breakfast? Well, he wouldn’t be the first and he certainly won’t be the last. Unfortunately, many adolescents skip breakfast on a regular basis (some even skip lunch too!), but contrary to what you might think about not eating a meal, it actually does more harm in the long run. Before we get… Read More Skipping Breakfast? Bad Idea…
While we may not be as sleep-oriented as cats, humans still need a fair amount of sleep. We actually spend close to 1/3 of our lives sleeping! That might seem overwhelming, but let’s just take it day-by-day: we’ve got 24 hours every day, so 1/3 of that is… 8 hours! Now it makes a little… Read More Staying Up Late?! Sleep!
The past several years have seen the HPV vaccine in and out of news cycles. At some points, recommendations were in different states and varied from doctor to doctor, but for some time now, the HPV vaccine schedule has proven to be effective in both boys and girls, and is recommended for both. As with much… Read More Let’s Talk About the HPV Vaccine
Despite its legal status, alcohol continues to be the most consistently abused substance by children in the United States. It is indeed a tricky situation. Nevertheless, when asked, 80% of teenagers responded that their parents are the largest factor influencing their decisions about drinking. This is good news! By talking to children about drinking, and… Read More Addressing Alcohol
We’ve probably all heard a teenager complain at some point of feeling tired or wanting more sleep. In fact, many adults would love to get more sleep than they currently do as well. Rather than just face the shorter sleep hours as a “fact of life,” or “part of growing up,” let’s understand some of… Read More Teenagers Need Sleep
Here’s a slightly higher-level educational piece that was wonderfully done by the folks at TED. It’s not too long, and is very eye-opening. Share this with your teenagers and even your younger ones!
Sports happen year-round, and so do ankle sprains. You know what? Athletes aren’t the only people who sprain their ankles. Check out our latest video! We hope you learn something about ankle sprains that you may not have known before.
Some time ago, we sat down with Melissa, our nutritionist, to talk about processed foods. A lot of children of the newer generation do not know where their food comes from. This is to be expected, since most of what people eat today comes out of boxes or containers. Bringing our diets back to whole… Read More Processed Foods
Pediatricians aren’t just for your newborns and toddlers! Teenagers are children too, and making their doctor’s visits easier will make everyone involved happier.
Pediatric Insider offers a balanced look into fitness and how not to overdo it with your little loved ones.