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Seg. 1: Protecting Children From Sexual Assault. Seg. 2: Early Signs Of Eating Disorders In Kids

Segment 1: #MeToo fallout has more parents worried about protecting their kids from sexual predators.

As the country reckons with the pervasiveness of sexual assault and abuse, parents are increasingly looking to children's health professionals for tips on how to protect their children. Today, Kansas City pediatricians provided their perspectives on how and when to talk with your children so they know to come to you about improper interactions they may experience.

  • Dr. Natasha Burgert, pediatrician, Pediatric Associates on the Plaza
  • Dr. Emily Killough, pediatric residency program associate director, Children's Mercy Hospital

Segment 2, beginning at 27:34: Extra stress at school makes things tougher for children struggling with eating disorders.

For kids and young adults in school, spring can be a time of momentous change and big decisions. That added stress can cause some to develop bad eating habits, and can exacerbate issues for those already wrestling with an eating disorder. To help ease the anguish, we got pro-tips from medical experts for spotting the early warning signs of a child struggling with an eating disorder in children.

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