Preschool TV Habits Linked to 4th-Grade Waist Size, Fitness

The amount of TV preschoolers watch seems to contribute to what their waist size and athletic abilities will be when they reach fourth grade, researchers report.

The study, from researchers at the University of Montreal and Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital in Canada, found that every hour of TV children aged 2½ to 4½ years old watched not only added to their waistline but also affected their ability to perform in sports.


Respect the Water: Life-Saving Safety Tips

It is that time of year.  Flip-flops, sunny days, and the sound of kids jumping off the diving board are just a few indications that summer is here.  With summer comes fun with responsibility to ensure a safe time is had by all.  Here are some important tips and information to make sure your family has a safe and memorable summer this year, whether you are heading to the pool, beach, or lake.


Longtime Tulsa Pediatrician Retires After 50 Years

Through 50 years of pediatrics, various medical advancements, and the potential eradication of mumps and measles, one thing has remained the same.  “I’ve had a lot of fun”, Dr. Stephen Adelson, 78,  remarks in his quiet office one May Tuesday morning at Utica Park Clinic.  With the 15th Edition of Textbook of Pediatrics resting on the bookshelf behind his chair, Dr. Adelson sits and thinks about how those 50 years have led him to this point.


Are we poisoning ourselves and our children with too much sugar?

One of the big health discussions in the news this week is about a story which aired on 60 Minutes Sunday.  Popular medical journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics and endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr.