Sep 25

After a summer hiatus, we are back! Johns Hopkins researchers, who have spent decades researching the effects of caffeine, report that the onslaught of caffeinated energy drinks available in stores should carry prominent warning labels noting the dose of caffeine and the potential health risks. Can an energy drink land you in the ER? Yes it can and Dr Jim explains now…

If you know a child or adolescent who has suffered ill affects from caffeine, click HERE to alert Johns Hopkins researchers.

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May 07

What if teens really lived out the movie “Supersize Me”? Well it turns out that many do, to the detriment of their physical and emotional health. For many teens, this pattern of eating is even destroying interpersonal relationships. A recent study shows a 500% increase in pre-pregnancy diabetes among teens. If you’re a teen or the parent of one looking to open a conversation, this movie will get you talking…  All Jacked Up  Dr Jim listeners receive a 20% discount.   Listen now to learn how…

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Apr 07

A first-of-its-kind study out today shows that over 26,000 kids a year are brought to US emergency rooms with sports injuries related to gymnastics. 80% of these injuries are girls.

Protect your child from joining these statistics, listen now to learn how…

Read the original research article HERE

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Feb 20

Give Dr Jim seven and a half minutes and you’ll get everything you need to know about this deadly trend among teens. One study actually showed that in the early teen years, deaths from the choking game outnumbered suicide by strangulation. How do I talk about this with my kids? What signs do I look for? Listen now for these answers…

Useful Websites related to this topic
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Jan 28

This episode Dr Jim talks about diabetes. Specifically, a new eating disorder called ‘diabulimia’ which has appeared with alarming frequency, especially among diabetic teens. Find out the right questions to ask to uncover this potentially deadly disorder.

Also, Dr Jim speaks with an incredible brother-sister team, Martha and Rudy Barroso, who have developed a fun way for kids to learn more about diabetes while playing a game. Hear Martha describe her experience as a diabetic, helping others learn about the disease. Buy the game today at Future Focus.

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Jan 08

What could Britney Spears and Jamie Lynn Spears possibly have to do with your New Year’s Resolutions? If you are a parent of a kid between 9 and 19… plenty! Just how abnormal are these kids, you may be shocked to learn that their experiences hit very close to home. Britney, a single parent trying to raise 2 young kids while struggling with problems of her own… Jamie Lynn, a teenage girl with an unplanned pregnancy. Is mom (Lynn Spears) really to blame for all this? What can we do as parents to protect our own kids? Re-assessing your relationship with your kids might be a top priority in 2008!

And for other resolutions such as weight loss, fitness, and stress reduction, I will give you a few key clues on how to succeed. If you can’t think of any resolutions for the year, we’ll also talk about some simple and painless ways to improve your health…

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