Health headlines: Artificial bones, puberty blocking drugs and Halloween treats

Other stories we’ve been reading:

stockphotopro_70918WPX_no_titleSurgeons put an artificial bone in a 3-year-old’s arm. Parents can use these guidelines for letting their diabetic kids enjoy Halloween’s treats.

Listen to the new guidelines being reviewed by British doctors that would lower the country’s age limit for transgender patients receiving puberty-blocking drugs. The segment begins at the 34 minute marker.

stockphotopro_2801614LNH_no_titleMultiple studies show how pregnant women getting the flu vaccine is an important way to protect their babies. Sesame Street characters Elmo and Rosita show your child the right way to sneeze. Last weekend, Emergency Department doctors at Children’s began seeing increases in what they think are swine flu cases and Judy Palfrey, MD, FAAP, comments on the Obama girls getting the flu shot. Have you ever wondered how the flu virus spreads? Watch this video to see how.