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Dr. Cara Natterson

Dr. Cara Natterson, a graduate of Harvard University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is a respected pediatrician and the author of "Your Newborn: Head to Toe", "Your Toddler: Head to Toe" - comprehensive medical resource guides for parents, "Dangerous or Safe? Which Foods, Medicines and Chemicals Really Put Your Kids At Risk," and "Worry Proof."

Dr. Natterson combines her years of training and expertise as a pediatrician in private practice with her own experience as a mom - giving parents real-life tips and suggestions for raising happy and healthy kids.

Dr. Natterson lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two children.

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  • Kids on caffeine

    Kids on caffeine

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    Nearly 75 percent of all children ages five to 12 were found to consume caffeine on a daily basis. Dr. Cara Natterson explains how it can affect kids and the connection between caffeine and childhood obesity.
  • The problem with 'diet' foods for your kids

    The problem with 'diet' foods for your kids

    Despite an abundance of dietetic foods on grocery store shelves across the country, child obesity is at an all-time high.
    Despite an abundance of dietetic foods on grocery store shelves across the country, child obesity is at an all-time high.
  • Are you eating GMO's?

    Are you consuming genetically modified foods?

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    Many scientists are concerned about the possible risks that genetically modified foods pose to people's health. But with GMO's so prevalent, it's nearly impossible to prepare a meal without them. So how worried should we be?
  • Are your kids eating the right fats?

    Are your kids eating the right fats?

    Kids are eating way too much fat and are more at risk for Type II diabetes and other serious diseases. But Dr. Cara Natterson says there are some good fats that are essential for healthy development, too.
    Childhood obesity is a dangerous epidemic across the country. Kids are eating way too much fat and are more at risk for Type II diabetes and other serious diseases. But Dr. Cara Natterson says there are some good fats that are essential for healthy development, too.
  • Are cell phones creating brain tumors?

    Are cell phones creating brain tumors?

    We were all stunned when, after years of assuring consumers that cell phones pose no risk, several top health organizations issued warnings that cell phones might cause brain cancer. Now there's important
    Dr. Cara Natterson is a pediatrician and best-selling author. She's also the mother of two young children, and she says parents should be cautious with how they let kids use cell phones.
  • How to feed a picky eater

    How to feed a picky eater

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    Parents know there are two kinds of children -- adventurous eaters and picky eaters. How do you get solid nutrition into a child who's a picky eater? It's not easy! Our America Nowpediatrician has some practical tips to help solve the problem.
  • Flame retardants linked to autism

    Flame retardants linked to autism

    Since the late 1970's, certain chemicals have been used as flame retardants in all kinds of consumer products, reducing deaths from fire by nearly 50%. It's an amazing statistic, but now there is fear
    Since the late 1970's, certain chemicals have been used as flame retardants in all kinds of consumer products, reducing deaths from fire by nearly 50 percent. It's an amazing statistic, but now there is fear that these compounds could pose a serious and invisible danger.
  • Teen drinking is a parent trap

    Parents on the hook for teen drinking

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    Some parents let their teenagers drink alcohol at home under their own watchful eyes. Why? To deter them from doing it somewhere else where they might get hurt or worse. Here's what parents needs to know about their child's health and their own legal liability.
  • How does sleep help kids grow?

    How does sleep help kids grow?

    It's an age-old question: How much sleep do people really need to function and stay fit? Dr. Cara Natterson, a pediatrician, reveals the shocking facts about how critical sleep is --especially for children.
    It's an age-old question: How much sleep do people really need to function and stay fit? Dr. Cara Natterson, a pediatrician, reveals the shocking facts about how critical sleep is --especially for children.
  • Fitness for kids

    Fitness for kids

    SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE YOU CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH EXERCISE.  MAYBE, MAYBE NOT. BUT WHAT'S THE RIGHT AMOUNT FOR CHILDREN?AMERICA NOW'S PEDIATRICIAN SHOWS US THE HEALTHIEST FITNESS CHOICES FOR OUR KIDS, FROM
    Some people believe you can never get enough exercise. Maybe, maybe not. But what's the right amount for children? America Now pediatrician Dr. Cara Natterson says that at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day is as important for children as eating and sleeping.
  • How to have "The Talk" with your kids

    How to have "The Talk" with your kids

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    If you're a parent, chances are you've either had or are thinking about having "The Talk" with your son or daughter. But in today's complex world, it's not just about "the birds and the bees" anymore. So how do you open a dialogue with your kids?
  • Girls reaching puberty earlier

    Girls reaching puberty earlier

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    Here's an alarming trend--American girls are maturing at younger ages than ever before. How young? The answer is going to shock you.
  • Too many antibiotics

    Too many antibiotics

    The U.S. is facing a deadly threat from the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections. But why is this happening? And what can we do about it? Dr. Cara Natterson says that part of the problem is using antibiotics improperly.
    The U.S. is facing a deadly threat from the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections. But why is this happening? And what can we do about it? Dr. Cara Natterson says that part of the problem is using antibiotics improperly.
  • Should you give your child cough medicine?

    Should you give your child cough medicine?

    It seems harmless enough to give your child suffering with a cold some cough medicine. But the FDA says it is not safe for children under four.
    It seems harmless enough to give your child suffering with a cold some cough medicine. But the FDA says it is not safe for children under four. Dr. Cara Natterson explains why it's confusing and what you can do to cure the common cold.
  • Should you vaccinate your kids?

    Should you vaccinate your kids?

    THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT VACCINES FOR CHILDREN CAUSING MORE HARM THAN GOOD.  SOME PARENTS ARE EVEN GOING AGAINST KNOWN PUBLIC GUIDELINES AND NOT VACCINATING THEIR CHILDREN FOR CERTAIN DISEASES.OUR
    There's been a lot of talk about vaccines for children causing more harm than good. Some parents are even going against known public guidelines and not vaccinating their children for certain diseases.
  • Food allergies and anaphylaxis in kids

    Food allergies and anaphylaxis in kids

    According to the CDC, a food allergy sends someone to the emergency room every three minutes. In fact, food allergies have increased ten-fold in the last decade. As many as 15 million Americans have
    According to the CDC a food allergy sends someone to the emergency room every three minutes. Dr. Cara Natterson explains some of the most common triggers in children and how adults should react in an emergency.
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