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Less Screen Time May Help Kids Achieve Academic Success

February 02, 2023 - WFTS -TV
A new study is warning parents and caregivers to limit the amount of screen time for infants. The study found that watching too much content on phones, pads and computers might impact their academic achievement and their emotional well-being later in life. Dr. Lauren Gardner, a pediatric psychologist from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital says limiting screen time is not always realistic for families.


Tampa Bay toddler diagnosed with golf ball-sized brain tumor after parents notice unusual symptoms

January 25, 2023 - WFLA -TV
“We’re still in the process of working up Callie’s tumor, “ said Dr. Stacie Stapleton, the division chief of oncology and director of pediatric neuro-oncology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. “We’re waiting for some of the staging to know if this has spread anywhere.”


Gasparilla Pirates Bring Joy to Kids in the Hospital

January 24, 2023 - WFLA -TV
It's not something you see often, pirates dressed in their pirate garb with their hands full of beads, walking the halls of a hospital. On Tuesday, pirates from the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla visited the patients at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital to bring a little cheer to the children.


New Childhood Obesity Guidelines

January 20, 2023 - WTSP -TV
The American Academy of Pediatrics says doctors should treat childhood obesity sooner and more aggressively, giving medication to kids young as 12 and suggests surgery as young as 13. But that's just one suggestion and a long list documents. So the question is, what are parents supposed to make of all of this and where does focusing on a healthy and fit lifestyle play into all of this? We have Dr. Raquel Hernandez with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital with some answers.


St. Pete doctors warn parents of rise in COVID-19, cold and flu cases

January 19, 2023 - WFLA -TV
Doctors at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital said they are operating near capacity at 85-90 percent. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Perno said it’s important that parents not get relaxed and continue encouraging their kids to wash their hands, wear a mask and stay home if they are sick.


Wimauma girl learning to speak again after surviving crash that killed parents and grandparents

January 19, 2023 - WTSP -TV
Jasmin Cervantes-Garcia has been in speech therapy for the past two months at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.


Doctors Want To End Childhood-Obesity Stigma

January 18, 2023 - Rolling Stone Magazine
Dr. Raquel Hernandez, the director of the Center for Pediatric Health Equity Research at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, calls the new guidelines a “long overdue” start in addressing stigma and past inequities in obesity treatment.


I Had High Lipase Milk—Here’s What That Means

January 16, 2023 - Parents Magazine
"Lipase is an enzyme that is normally present in human milk. It helps to keep the fat mixed with the whey portion of the milk and keeps fat globules small and more digestible," says Lilly Lan Chang, M.D., MS, FAAP, a neonatologist at the Johns Hopkins All Children's Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute.


St. Pete native with scoliosis hopes to inspire others with the same diagnosis

January 12, 2023 - WFTS -TV
Lowery said she is grateful to the doctors at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. She is excelling academically and is living her life with no restrictions.


New study shows childhood obesity requires early and aggressive treatment, like surgery or medication

January 10, 2023 - WFTS -TV
Dr. Raquel Hernandez is the medical director at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital's Healthy Weight Initiative. She is on board with the new weight loss treatment recommendations the AAP released. She said it’s basically saying to pediatricians and families they have to start having real conversations about weight with kids who are overweight or obese.


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