August 16, 2017
Medical Issues Affecting Today’s Kids
Exploring two timely health issues effecting today’s youth.
Today we’re are exploring issues affecting today’s youth, such as precocious puberty and a management plan for asthma.
Central precocious puberty (CPP) is when puberty begins before age eight for girls, and before age nine for boys. It occurs in one of every 5,000 to 10,000 children. Find out what we need to watch out for in our children.
Next, we’re discussing the 14 million days of school missed each year due to asthma-related issues. We’ll discuss new treatments that will help children breathe a little easier.
Finally we’re covering contact lens cleanliness. We will help make sure your kids have all the tips they need to keep their contacts and eyes seeing 20/20.
We are joined by Dr. Sivan Kinberg, Director of the Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Center at Columbia University in New York, to learn about the importance of fatty acids and calories in parenteral nutrition.