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The Most Dangerous Game: Young Athletes Taking Energy Boosters

Boost or bust? Credit: Getty Images
When an 11-year-old patient developed an irregular heartbeat after eating what he told me was "candy" before a soccer game, it occurred to me that there might be something else at play here.
This ...
Children are being exposed to exceptionally high levels of stimulants, all in an attempt to improve performance.

Researchers Take Aim at Energy and Sports Drinks

Energy and sports drinks often contain dangerously high levels of caffeine and herbal stimulants. Credit: Getty Images
Distilled water remains safe for your kids to drink. For now.
But it seems doctors, researchers and Mindy down at...
Distilled water about the only safe drink left for kids.

Think Your Kids Kicked the Soda Habit? Better Check School's Cafeteria, Survey Says

Soda and other high calorie beverages are widely available to elementary school kids. Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images
If you think your kid's diet is soda-free because you've banished the drinks from your refrigerator, you may want to take a ...
Is your child drinking milk or soda at school? You might be surprised.

Sports Drinks Aren't as Healthy as You Think

Sporty? Try sugary. Credit: Getty Images
Your kid comes off the soccer field, sweating and tired. He walks over to the vending machine to get a drink, but instead of hitting the soda button, he goes for a sports drink, opting for what he thinks i...

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