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Preventative Medicine: Why Your Child May Need It

Preventative medicine is the backbone of pediatrics. For starters, we vaccinate children to prevent serious illnesses. Pediatricians are constantly counseling patients and their families on the health benefits of exercise and good nutrition and how these habits will lead to a healthier life. And, sometimes medications to prevent recurrent illness are necessary.

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Obesity Clinics for Children

Childhood obesity sets the stage for adult health issues including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and specific cancers. Obesity is diagnosed when a child’s weight is far above what is acceptable for his height. Obese children often suffer from anxiety and depression. Finding an appropriate childhood obesity clinic can help your child regain his self-esteem and lose the weight, thereby putting him on the road to a lifetime of better health.

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What Is Ritalin?

Ritalin is the trade name for methylphenidate. As a central nervous system stimulant, Ritalin affects the chemicals in the brain. It’s used in the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and narcolepsy. Ritalin is the trade name for methylphenidate. As a central nervous system stimulant, Ritalin affects the chemicals in the brain. It’s used in the treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and narcolepsy.