The Body Scoop for Girls: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You by Jennifer Ashton, MD
Gynecologist Jennifer Ashton eliminates embarrassment and helps girls understand their bodies in this guide to adolescent health. Read "Taking control" on page 12 to learn one brave teen's challenges with her reproductive health.
Side Effects by Kate Klise
In this book, 15-year-old Izzy recounts her journey through cancer treatment with a lighthearted voice. Read "Recovery: It's in the bag" to see how a teen personalizes his cancer treatment.
Dr. Ruth's Guide to Teens and Sex Today: From Social Networking to Friends With Benefits by Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer
Dating in the digital age has made the teenage years even more complicated, and this guide helps them navigate this new territory. Read pediatrician and blogger Claire McCarthy's take on digital dating.
Heroes With a Thousand Faces: True Stories of People with Facial Deformities and Their Quest for Acceptance by PLaura Greenwald
Having a condition that affects your face can emphasize the importance of inner beauty. This book tells real stories of people who have taken this lesson to heart. Read how Kelly Rock hasn't let a difference in her appearance affect her.
Robots play a key role in advanced medical care at Children's. Now we're using them in other areas of the hospital, too. Six new Children's Food Services robots deliver meals to and from our patients' roomsóand they need names!
Like Children's on Facebook and enter our Robot Naming Contest today. childrenshospital.org/name
In his most recent book, “Your Baby is Speaking to You,” Kevin
Nugent, PhD, founder and director of the Brazelton Institute at Children’s,
explores how babies communicate by examining everything from facial expressions
to crying patterns. We spoke with him about customizing parenting habits for
babies who need unique kinds of comfort.
—Clement Bottino, MD, Fellow in General Pediatrics at Children's Primary Care Center
The American Heart Association suggest that kids eat no more than three teaspoons
(12 grams) of sugar a day, but Sara Yen, registered dietitian at Children's Martha Eliot Health Center, says most kids probably get more than that.
Q: How can children enjoy sugar without overdoing it?
A: Set limits on sweets, and redefine what treats are. Ingredients for smart treats are ones without empty calories, like pudding with low-fat milk. Limit juice to one cup of 100 percent juice a day—and keep in mind that a cup for a child means only 4 ounces. Snacks like fruit, yogurt dip (for veggies), applesauce, canned and dried fruits and trail mixes are a great way to add a little sweetness while still getting in some fiber and other nutrients.
Read the rest of the Q&A childrenshospitalblog.org/sugar-and-vice
If your child gets hurt this winter, choose a Children's Emergency Department, in five locations around Eastern Massachusetts.
85%of the sun's ultraviolet rays are reflected by the snow..
10% the amount of body heat you lose from your head
85%of winter sports head injuries can be reduced or avoided by wearing a helmet.
8 inches: the depth that ice should be before kids skate on it
—Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH, Fellow in General Pediatrics at Children's Primary Care Center
on whether it's ok for pediatricians to ask families about gun ownership and safety during a doctor's visit.