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Most Common Medicine Prescribed To Teens?

There’s new research today on medicine use in children. The good news: prescriptions for antibiotics are down. The bad: prescriptions for stimulants are up. Way up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the especially frightening trend among teens.


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Ears, Noses, And Foodpipes

Button batteries have made life so much easier for us grownups. But it’s not so good when little kids play with these shiny little coin-like disks. As Dr Dave Hnida reports, trips to the ER for swallowed button batteries have more than doubled over the past twenty years… a statistic that should get the attention of every parent. It’s a case where “down the hatch” can spell life threatening injuries.


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Juiced Out

You would think fruit juice would be the best beverage for your youngster. But a new study shows up to half of American kids are drinking too much juice every day, which adds up to loads of sugar and calories. Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the current recommendations.


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100 Years Of Children’s Sleep Guidelines … All Wrong

What time is the right time for bedtime? We doctors have been making recommendations for more than 100 years… and guess what? It seems we’ve just been winging it without solid research. We just don’t know. Dr. Dave Hnida looks at 100 years of sleep guidelines, and how they have been ignored by every generation of kids.


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Study: 1 In 13 U.S. Children Have Food Allergy

A new study suggests that food allergies affect more children than government health officials estimate.


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NASCAR Simulator Helps Pediatric Patients

Pediatric patients are getting back into the race at the Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.


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Doctors: Parents Shouldn’t Fret Over Kids’ Fevers

Doctors are advising parents of young children to chill out when it comes to childhood fevers.


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Pediatrics Report Details Risks From Energy Drinks

A new report says energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens.



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