Body changes during puberty mean personal hygiene changes for boys

Preteen and teen boys go through a lot of changes during puberty: everything from growth spurts to growing hair in new places. As the body changes, boys may need to add new steps to their […]

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Learning to prevent heart disease in children

Preventable heart disease is increasing among children. Parents can start now by making lifestyle changes for the whole family, according to a University of Louisville Physicians pediatric cardiologist. “The increase in preventable heart disease is […]

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Boys to men: What to expect when boys go through puberty

Boys go through a lot of changes when they reach puberty. (You can thank testosterone!)

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Is my daughter going through puberty?

Every girl goes through puberty at her own pace, but it usually happens slowly over several years. It’s often hard to tell exactly when it begins or when to expect changes to happen. However, there […]

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When should your daughter start seeing a gynecologist?

You’ve been seeing the same gynecologist for years; you feel comfortable with her and trust her. Is she right for your 13-year-old daughter’s first gynecologic visit? Whether your daughter lets on or not, you can […]

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What puberty looks like

Puberty is a process that happens slowly over several years. It can be hard to tell when it’s beginning or when to expect changes. The outward signs are the easiest to recognize and provide a […]

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When does puberty start?

Puberty is happening earlier in life for many boys and girls. Knowing what to expect during this milestone time in your child’s life can help you be prepared as a parent. When they have questions […]

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Safe Sitter class offered during winter break

The Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center is offering its popular Safe Sitter classes during the winter break. Adolescents ages 11 to 13 will learn how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The […]

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Puberty: Having ‘the talk’ with your children

Moms and dads with children nearing puberty know exactly what you mean if you ask, “So have you had the talk yet?” Erin Berkley-Sizemore, APRN, spoke this week with WHAS11’s Rachel Platt about when puberty […]

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Making big moves toward reducing obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious issue in Kentucky, where nearly 20 percent of kids ages 10 to 17 are obese. The bluegrass state ranks third in the U.S. in percentage of obese high school students. […]

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