Items Tagged ‘adolescents’

Ask the Doctors - Is video-gaming unhealthy for teens?

April 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is video-gaming unhealthy for teens?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My son is obsessed with electronic gaming. He spends hours a day doing this. Is this unhealthy? Dear Reader: I have a teenage son as well, so this is a question with which both you and I struggle. When I was younger, in the infancy of computer games, the games were of low […]

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Tags: addictive, adolescents, childhood obesity, children, Dr. Robert Ashley, electronic gaming, Internet Gaming Disorder, low resolution, obesity, pediatrics, prolonged sitting, psychological distress


Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

February 16, 2017

Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. The program helps families accomplish that with small-group parenting courses […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, adolescents, bedtime routines, best friend, caregivers, child psychiatry, depression, Dr. Shilpa Baweja, families, family, friends, friendship


Seven weight-loss strategies for children

January 20, 2017

Seven weight-loss strategies for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. And it’s not just a cosmetic […]

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Tags: adolescents, asthma, balanced meals, BMI, body mass index, childhood obesity, children, diabetes, exercise habits, healthy food, healthy meals, healthy snacks


Move together: Four easy ways to make family fitness fun

August 23, 2016

Move together: Four easy ways to make family fitness fun

By uclahealth uclahealth

Even if you know how important physical activity is for you and your family, exercise can still feel like just another item on your to-do list. You may also struggle dragging your children away from a TV long enough to get their muscles moving. The key is to transform exercise from a dreaded chore into […]

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Tags: adolescents, children, childrens health, exercise, exercise guidelines, family event, family fitness, physical activity, sports