This week on Thrive: May 31- June 4

Here’s what Thrive wrote about this past week.

Memorial Day was a big day for BBQ’s but did you know new research from Kansas State University reports that putting certain spices on your meat before you cook it could lessen the risk of some cancers agents which have long been linked to cooking beef? Learn that and more here.

With proper supervision, swimming activities are a great way for kids to get exercise and cool off, but parents need to be aware of the risks. Check out this post on new guide lines for water safety set forth by the AAP.

In an effort to promote a safe prom season, John Knight, MD, director of Children’s Hospital Boston’s Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research(CeASAR) launched Teen-safe.org, a website that explains the medical and social dangers of underage drinking. Check out these videos on how to make prom season safer for your teen.

Can I trust other parents to keep prom sleepovers safe?

How do I deal with a teen who comes home drunk?

Is it okay to search my child’s room if I suspect he’s using drugs?

Overweight kids can fall victim to all kinds of bullying. From name calling to playground confrontations, studies show heftier kids are more likely to be the target of bullying than children with smaller body sizes.

But what’s a kid to do when he or she is feeling bullied at home because of their weight? Is pressuring your kid to lose weight a healthy move or bullying? Our experts weigh in.

The results of US News and World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey, and Children’s topped all other hospitals in the country by ranking #1 in five of them: Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Urology and Kidney. Children’s is also the only hospital to place in the top three in all 10 specialties. The hospital ranked second in Diabetes & Endocrinology and Neonatology and third in Cancer, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary.

In his weekly ‘ask the medatrician’ post, Dr. Michael Rich talks about how and when to set up email accounts for your preteen child.