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Puberty and Your Endocrinologist

Puberty and Your Endocrinologist

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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.

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

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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.

The HAND Pathway: Erasing the Stigma Surrounding the Obesity Epidemic

The HAND Pathway: Erasing the Stigma Surrounding the Obesity Epidemic

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Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excessive amount of body fat, defined by genetic and environmental factors. Obesity is, in fact, an epidemic, and while over the last decade rates have slowed, it is still a major health concern in need of attention and awareness. More than 35 percent of people in the United States population are obese, including about one in three or 17 percent of children and teens. A child is considered obese when their Body Mass Index (BMI) is greater than the 95th percentile for their particular age.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Child’s Weight Management Program

The Importance of Choosing the Right Doctor for Your Child’s Weight Management Program

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Going to the doctor for diagnosis, treatment and medication is part of normal life, as we all get sick and doctors are there to help us feel better. However, primary care physicians, along with nutritionists and dietitians can play a big role in the lives of their patients, especially the patients who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight.