Physical exams at the pediatrician: What to know

When should a doctor do a genitourinary (GU) exam? A GU exam is an important part of the physical exam at the annual checkup. Pediatricians must make sure that children are developing through puberty at the appropriate time. There are conditions that can cause puberty to start too early or too late. Your pediatrician should…
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Small changes = Healthy rewards

Healthy eating is about consistently making choices of nutritious foods, creating a pattern or a way of life to eat foods that nourish our bodies. There are several eating patterns, such as the Mediterranean diet, DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and plant-based meal plans that are promoted for better health based on research. They…
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Creating a healthy mouth for kids

Regular dental examinations are important to prevent, diagnose and treat oral health problems. During National Children’s Dental Health Month, the University of Louisville School of Dentistry joins with other dental providers to remind parents to take note of their child’s oral health. Tooth decay can be painful if left untreated, and painful teeth will affect…
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Preventing heart disease

You may consider yourself healthy and active, and even though you don’t show any symptoms today, you could still be at great risk for a heart attack. For preventive cardiologists, like me, I’m trying to find those patients – the ones who don’t have any symptoms yet, who are at great risk for a heart…
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