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What is An Endocrinologist Anyway?

What is An Endocrinologist Anyway?

by Stephanie Meadows
In order to understand what an endocrinologist does, you first need to understand what endocrinology is. Everyone's body undergoes changes, some natural and some not, that can affect the way the endocrine system works. Some of the factors that affect endocrine organs include aging, stress, genetics, certain diseases and conditions, and even the environment.

Puberty and Your Endocrinologist

Puberty and Your Endocrinologist

by Stephanie Meadows
Puberty is known as the time of life when your body begins to change and develop from a child into a young adult.. Girls develop breasts and boys starting to look more like men. Puberty is a defining developmental stage of every child's life, both physically and psychologically.

What Kid's Growth Charts Don't Tell You?

What Kid's Growth Charts Don't Tell You?

by Stephanie Meadows
Doctors and other health professionals in the United States began using growth charts in the late 1970s to track growth in infants and children. Over time, pediatricians began routinely sharing them with parents, a practice that probably grew from growing consumer activism, when many patients began insisting on getting more medical information and having a greater role in medical decision-making for themselves, and, in this case, their children.

Is My Child's Growth Appropriate/Normal?

Is My Child's Growth Appropriate/Normal?

by Rismary Cabrera
Look at any school picture of your child, and you will see kids of the same age in all shapes and sizes. Some kids look tiny next to their peers, while others literally tower above their classmates. As easy as it is to make these comparisons and draw conclusions about what you see, the reality is that kids grow at their own pace. Big, small, tall, short, there is a wide range of shapes and sizes among children. Genetics, gender, nutrition, physical activity, health issues, environment, hormones, and other lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity, all influence a child's height and weight, and many of these factors vary extensively depending on the family.

Ways To Support A Transgender Child, Invaluable Tips For Parents

Ways To Support A Transgender Child, Invaluable Tips For Parents

by Stephanie Meadows
In many ways, it is a watershed time for transgender people. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association eliminated from its diagnostic manual the term Gender Identity Disorder; and introduced the term Gender Dysphoria, to clarify that people who feel discomfort that their gender identity doesn't match their physical anatomy do not, in fact, have a disorder.