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  • Avon Calling!

    September 28, 2011

    http://drmackoul.avonrepresentative.com/ Hi everyone, I decided to try to start a new concept in my office.  I love Avon products and am trying to start to sell them through the office.  All profits will go into a ‘fund’ that will go back into our community.  I am always asked to sponsor schools, patients, organizations, etc…  This will give ...

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  • Dos and Don’ts of Pregnancy

    September 27, 2011

    Last Thursday, I started a series on WINK-TV’s CW 6 on Pregnancy Dos and Don’ts.  We were hoping to get through 2/5 categories but only got to discussing Beauty and Hygiene.  The link for part 1 is: http://www.winknews.com/Eye-on-Health/2011-09-22/Healthy-Kids-Pregnancy-Questions-Part-1 In doing the research, I found that the whole question about eating fish warranted some further explanation.  I’ll summarize it ...

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  • quotes about family

    September 5, 2011

    I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.  ~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, “Identity Crisis,” M*A*S*H Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!  ~Albert Einstein It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.  ~Johann Schiller The family is a haven in a ...

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  • Labor Day Quotes

    September 2, 2011

    Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You   ...

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  • 9-2-11: What’s Going Around?

    September 2, 2011

    Well back to school has brought lots of illness to our children. Yesterday and today, we had record numbers of ill children. Most of what we are seeing involves sore throats, aches and pains, stomach pains, some vomiting and diarrhea, headaches and dizziness. Some have been Strep Throat and most have been ...

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  • 8-31-11: What’s Going Around?

    August 31, 2011

    Full day in the office today brought many injuries.  From thumbs to ankles to knees, I saw just about every injury there could be.  Remember for any injury: R = Rest, I = Ice, C = Compression, and E = Elevation.  RICE.  For the older kids, an aleve twice a day for seven days works great ...

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  • Quotes of the Day!

    August 31, 2011

    If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.  ~Mark Twain Who lies for you will lie against you.  ~Bosnian Proverb No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.  ~Abraham Lincoln A half truth is a whole lie.  ~Yiddish Proverb A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely ...

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  • Positive Attitudes

    August 31, 2011

    The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and ...

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  • Medical News Today

    August 30, 2011

    This is a great resource for the latest pediatrics and children’s health research from prestigious universities and journals throughout the world. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/sections/pediatrics/

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  • Another wonderful website!

    August 30, 2011

    http://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

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  • 8/30/11 A Day in the Office

    August 30, 2011

    I was lucky to only have worked this morning today! Today for illness, I am seeing some ear infections, sore throats, coughs, and some children with muscle and joint pains with lethargy. Most of these are viruses – meaning that they will get better on their own. Ear infections are always treated ...

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  • Sunday Morning Journal Review

    August 28, 2011

    Some great ideas and up to date news: http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/index.html http://www.aap.org/topics.html http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/24479/36146/1409924.html?d=dmtContent http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/index.html http://teenshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/college/freshman_15.html http://www.mayoclinic.com/health-information/ http://www.healthanswers.com/?page=technology http://www.gerber.com/public/default.aspx

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  • Another Great Website – Florida Department of Health

    August 27, 2011

    It’s a New Day in Public Health. The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts. http://www.doh.state.fl.us/

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  • Today on WINK-TV’s CW 6

    August 18, 2011

    http://www.winknews.com/Eye-on-Health/2011-08-18/Chicken-Pox-and-vaccines

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  • Nice Mention in a Newspaper Article

    August 18, 2011

    Look at this wonderful article from the mother of one of my favorite patients. http://www.news-press.com/article/20110814/COLUMNISTS19/110810041/Healing-wound-gives-reason-smile

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  • New Favorite Website: Pediatric Super Site

    August 9, 2011

    PediatricSuperSite.com Check it out!  Awesome articles and information for doctors and patients!  You might have to go through a 60 second registration, but it is free and worth the minute. The section I like the best is: http://www.pediatricsupersite.com/resourceCenter/summerHealth.aspx

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  • Excessive TV Watching Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease

    August 9, 2011

    Excessive TV watching linked to increased risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Those who watch at least 2 – 3 hours of TV each day are at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.  This finding is significant because Americans spend an average of 5 hours a day ...

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  • Pregnant Mother News

    August 9, 2011

    I was talking with a patient’s mom in the office today and she asked about the Pertussis Vaccine for herself.  In the past, it was recommended in the immediate post-partum period; that is, right after delivery.  However, the most recent research and recommendations have changed that.  It is now recommended after the 20th week of ...

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  • Dr. Koul’s Blog

    August 1, 2011

    I have so many thoughts and hopes for this website and I love feedback – both good and bad! I had a great weekend with all three of my kids together for the first time since Christmas break.  Those of you with young ones can’t appreciate how hard that is to do once they are away ...

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  • Kids and Video Games

    May 19, 2011

    Young people who use gaming devices or mobile phones for extended periods of time may experience pain in their wrists and fingers according to recent studies. See my segment about it on WINK-TV!

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