Teens can learn healthy habits from parent and pediatric gynecologist

If you have tweens or teens, you’ve no doubt noticed things have changed since you were that age. Maybe you talked about puberty and sex with your parents, or maybe they left it to a […]

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Female athlete triad may explain why your daughter isn’t getting her period

Girls who are exercising more and eating less — or at least not filling their bodies with the nutrients they need — may be putting themselves at risk for a health condition called female athlete […]

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Making mental health care available to kids through pediatricians’ offices

For generations, health providers have offered mental health care to kids outside of the primary care or pediatricians office. Studies show many children’s behavioral health issues go untreated and lead to deeper issues in adulthood. […]

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Vaginal itching? Vaginitis can affect young girls too

If you’re female, chances are you’ve had — or will have — vaginal itching at some point in your life. This itching that comes with swelling, burning and sometimes milky discharge also can affect young […]

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Teenagers are getting chlamydia in high numbers

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) among young women ages 15 to 19. Nationally in 2016, 18,285 teen girls were diagnosed. In Kentucky, the number of cases rose 30 percent from 2011 […]

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Periods: What is “normal?”

No two periods are the same, however, there are some signs your daughter may need to see a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist. “The menstrual cycle can be thought of as another vital sign, just like […]

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A girl’s guide to bathing [infographic]

Just like any other life lesson, kids need to be taught how to take care of themselves. If you’re raising a girl, she needs some guidance on proper hygiene and cleanliness, including washing, shaving and […]

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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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Monthly spina bifida clinic coordinates care

Avery Richardson turned 3 in December, but the Shelbyville, Kentucky, girl has already been through more than most kids. Avery has undergone six operations, including two in the days immediately after her birth. Avery has […]

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