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 Dr. Ellen Rome
There are a number of things you can do with your child to reduce her low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level, also known as bad cholesterol.   • Get her moving. Active play or exercise for a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes per day will help her improve her good cholesterol, or HDL (high-density lipo ... Read more
ADDED TO  High Cholesterol, Kids & Teens- Nutrition  1051 days 10 hours 29 min ago
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Body mass index, or BMI, is a screening tool used to identify possible weight problems in children (and adults). It’s not a direct measure of “fatness.” The reason we use BMI instead of a weight chart is because a child or teen’s weight and height changes from month to month. There are times wh ... Read more
ADDED TO  Kids & Teens- Nutrition  1058 days 11 hours 17 min ago
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Differing views of the best treatment for autism exist. Behavioral training and management is labor-intensive but comes with the highest rewards. The most evidence-based method for behavioral modification in the autistic child — meaning the one showing best outcomes in scientific studies — is c ... Read more
ADDED TO  Kids & Teens- Emotional Health  1061 days 10 hours 52 min ago
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We don’t know exactly why we are seeing more attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Reasons may include better recognition and diagnosis, and better treatments, making recognition more relevant for families.   ADD/ADHD occurs in 3 to 5 percent of school-aged ... Read more
ADDED TO  Kids & Teens- Emotional Health  1089 days 7 hours 2 min ago
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