Archives for Children’s


Summer Safety for Kids

by Tom Seman MD FAAP June 17th, 2015| Children's, Fitness Expert
It's June. Although in the East the weather has turned cool, later May was a scorcher in this area. The heat and beautiful weather bring out the children wherever you look. School bells ring signaling the end of the school day, and soon the school year, and these children

Children with Long QT Syndrome and Exercise

by Tom Seman MD FAAP May 20th, 2015| Children's, Fitness Expert
In recent months there have been several studies that have suggested decreasing restrictions for those children who have certain medical conditions.

A recent report looked at children with Long QT Syndrome (LQTS). This is a medical condition whereby there is a change in the electrical activity of the heart that

ADHD in Children

by Tom Seman MD FAAP March 18th, 2015| Children's, Fitness Expert
ADHD is such a hot topic these days and everyone is concerned about it. Why?  What is all of the fuss about? There have been many studies looking at the risks associated with the symptoms of this disorder. First, let’s look at what all of these letters mean? The

Safety in Cold Weather

by Tom Seman MD FAAP February 18th, 2015| Children's, Fitness Expert
It is that time of year where there are many areas in the US that are experiencing severe weather. Although often children will miss a few days of school, for the remainder of the time they will need to understand how to take care of themselves in these conditions.

3 Steps to Winter Health

by Tom Seman MD FAAP January 21st, 2015| Children's, Fitness Expert
The holidays are over and the year is new. The kids are back in school and routine has been brought to order.

At this time of year, everyone makes resolutions to improve themselves and others. Our resolution and those of our children should be to stay healthy. But let's first

Children’s Health During the Holidays

by Tom Seman MD FAAP December 17th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
The holidays are quickly approaching, the stores are busy, most parents are as well buying gifts, getting the house decorated and ready for the parties and family gatherings. The children are experiencing the stress of all of this too. They have end of term projects, their sports are in

Exercise for the Body and Mind

by Tom Seman MD FAAP November 19th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
The last articles have focused on children and their sports, nutrition, and some possible serious traumas. This month's article reminds us that fitness and health does not require coaches, uniforms and practice times. A fit and healthy lifestyle is so easy to achieve on your own or as a

Avoid Fall Sports Injuries

by Tom Seman MD FAAP October 22nd, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
The fall sports season is almost half over and like those professionals we see on the television, there are a number of children out there with sports related injuries. Maintaining a healthy, fit lifestyle means there will be some injuries.  Last month we discussed one of the more serious

Children and Concussions

by Tom Seman MD FAAP September 24th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
It is the end of the school day, the bell rings, children run out of the building laughing, screaming ready to play on the play structure. Some of them are being picked up to go to practice or play their games on the number of fields all across the

Eating Disorders and Adolescents

by Tom Seman MD FAAP August 20th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
 Summer is coming to an end. School is starting and varsity sports are holding preschool double sessions, working the student athletes hard. In order for the body to maintain this demanding schedule, the athletes must make sure that they are eating properly. This requires the adolescent to eat meals

Children and High School Athletics

by Tom Seman MD FAAP July 23rd, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert


We have seen the child grow from a child who was little more than a toddler and has grown to finish middle school. Now ready to try his hand at high school sports the teenager has to prove himself not only

Children and Sports Injuries

by Tom Seman MD FAAP June 25th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
Last month we left off with your child getting through the early years of sports and activities. Growing older, the child has been working hard at developing skills and understanding the game, not just the rules of the game. Last month's child was a boy between the ages

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