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    Does your teen have an eating disorder?


    Eating disorders can be tricky to identify. How do you know if your son or daughter’s new preoccupation with food and calories has gone too far? Pediatrician Michelle Bowden, MD, answers some helpful questions for parents below. She and Brittany Andry, MD, are leading Le Bonheur’s new Eating Disorders Clinic – a comprehensive program for children and adolescents with a suspected or confirmed eating disorder.

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    Ketogenic Diet: When Is It Right For My Child?


    At Le Bonheur, the ketogenic diet is sometimes recommended for patients with uncontrolled seizures who aren’t seeing the relief they need with medicine, or for patients whose prescribed drug therapy leaves them feeling tired and lethargic.

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    5 steps to protecting our children


    Adults should take proactive steps to protect children from sexual abuse. It is unrealistic to think that a child should be responsible for fending off sexual advances by an adult.