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Dr. Richard Katz recording a Medical Minute
Dr. Richard Katz recording a Medical Minute episode at WBAL-AM 1090.

Medical Minute

Medical Minute is a radio program featured every Thursday morning at 7:58 a.m. on WBAL-AM 1090. Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital's Dr. Richard Katz and other clinicians speaks on a variety of topical pediatric health issues. Topics covered are listed in below. Links to web pages on our site and on the Internet that have relative information are also provided. For more information about any of these topics, or to schedule an appointment, please call 410-367-2222.

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Booster Seats
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As a parent, it's important to protect your child, and other children, when they ride in a vehicle. Here's the latest information on booster seats from Dr. Richard Katz, MWPH VP of Medical Affairs.

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Concussions
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Do you know what to do if you suspect an athlete or someone else has suffered a concussion? Here are some tips from Dr. Brenda Elliott, head of the Concussion Assessment and Management Program (CAMP) at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.

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Cyberbullying
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In this report, tips for parents on how to tell if your child is being cyber bullied and how to handle it.

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Hand Washing
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Dr. Katz explains that hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent illness.

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Learning Differences
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The summer might be a good time to test for suspected learning problems your child might be having. Dr. Brenda Elliott, a neuropsychologist at MWPH has more:

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Lyme Disease
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When the weather turns warm, thoughts turn toward spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. However, it's important to protect yourself and your children from the leading tick-borne disease in the United States, Lyme Disease. MWPH Medical Director Dr. Richard Katz has some tips.

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Media
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April 30-May 6 is Screen Free Week (Formerly TV Turnoff Week). Dr. Richard Katz, VP of Medical Affairs, has information on how to help your kids make smart media choices.

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Pool Safety
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Pools can be a lot of fun, but take these important steps to make sure everyone stays safe.

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Sleep Apnea
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In this segment, Dr. Katz explains that if your child has difficulty paying attention in school, or seems tired, it's possible he/she has sleep apnea.

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Sports Safety
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With the arrival of spring, many children will be playing sports. Dr. Katz discusses how to keep your child safe while engaging in athletic activities.

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Sunscreen
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Is it okay to put sunscreen on your baby? It depends. Listen to the Medical Minute to find out more.

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Teens and Mental Health
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Being a teenager is a tough job in today's world. Find out how to help your teen navigate these rough waters.

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