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  • Eating Out With Children

    April 14, 2016

    In case you missed it this morning, I was on WINK TV’s XCW discussing a recent study done on restaurants and their nutritional value. http://www.winknews.com/2016/04/14/healthy-kids-how-to-make-healthy-choices-at-restaurants/

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  • How Much Sugar is OK?

    April 7, 2016

    Despite microphone problems, the information is important. I was on WINK TV’s XCW discussing a new study involving fruit juice and smoothies. http://www.winknews.com/2016/04/07/healthy-kids-added-sugar/

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  • Wear Blue on April 2 for National Autism Awareness Day!

    March 31, 2016

    In case you missed it this morning, I was on WINK TV’s XCW discussing Autism and we didn’t have time to get to the two new studies out this week on Autism. One study was not all that informative in that they were looking at the lack of studies looking at Autism AND racial differences, socioeconomic ...

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  • Video Games Can be Good for Kids!

    March 24, 2016

    I was on WINK TV’s XCW this morning discussing a recent study that says that video games can increase IQ and learning ability in school. More studies need to be done, but interesting study: http://www.winknews.com/2016/03/24/healthy-kids-video-game-effects/

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  • It Amazes Me How Unhealthy Some Diets Are!

    March 19, 2016

    Some good advice for teens: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20160209/healthier-diets-may-be-cutting-heart-diabetes-risks-in-us-teens?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Believing in Girls Month!

    March 17, 2016

    In case you missed it this morning, I was on WINK TV’s XCW with my favorite PACE Girl, Brandy Battles, talking about Believing in Girls Month and PACE. http://www.winknews.com/2016/03/17/celebrate-believing-in-girls-month-with-the-pace-center-for-girls/

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  • Safety in the car!

    March 12, 2016

    I talk with parents and children daily and cannot believe how many parents allow their children to sit in the front seat despite the recommendations that have been around for decades. As I watched this news clip, I was amazed that it wasn’t said, “If he had been in the back seat as recommended ...

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  • Stress Is Such a Factor in So Many Ways!

    March 12, 2016

    Good article on how stress affects a body: http://www.webmd.com/diet/stress-weight-gain?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • How Much Caffeine is Too Much?

    March 11, 2016

    In case you missed it, I discussed caffeine and children yesterday morning on WINK TV’s XCW: http://www.winknews.com/2016/03/10/healthy-kids-caffeine-consumption/

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  • Free Fundraising Event for the Family!

    March 3, 2016

    Saturday, March 5, from 4-7 is the Butterflies of Hope Cupcake Camp 2016! It takes place at Il Primo Pizza and Wings, 13401 Summerlin Rd., Fort Myers, 33919. We ask that as many of you that can bake, bake! Get creative, make something crazy tasty, or if regular cupcakes is your specialty, that’s great ...

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  • Snoring and Your Child

    March 3, 2016

    In case you missed it, I was on WINK TV’s XCW talking about children and snoring. http://www.winknews.com/2016/03/03/healthy-kids-snoring-concerns/

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  • Does Your First Drink Affect Your Brain?

    February 25, 2016

    In case you missed it, I was on WINK TV’s XCW this morning discussing just that and fetal alcohol syndrome. Here’s the link: http://www.winknews.com/2016/02/25/healthy-kids-alcohol-and-pregnancy/

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  • Lead Poisoning

    February 18, 2016

    In case you missed it, I discussed Lead Poisoning on WINK TV’s XCW this morning at 7:45. http://www.winknews.com/2016/02/18/healthy-kids-lead-poisoning/

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  • Zika Virus Revisited

    February 4, 2016

    Now that Zika Virus has shown up in Florida, including Lee County, I thought we should take a look at your risk. I was on WINK TV’s XCW this morning discussing just that: http://www.winknews.com/2016/02/04/healthy-kids-zika-virus-outbreak/

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  • Campaign Alert!

    February 1, 2016

    Just where do the candidates stand on health care? http://www.webmd.com/health-insurance/20160129/presidential-candidates-abortion-obamacare?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Puzzle Pieces

    January 28, 2016

    Calling all patients and parents in the practice. I had purchased six train puzzles for the office with inserts of the letters ‘MacKoul.’ Almost all the pieces – 42 in all – are no longer here. If you or your child left the office with a piece, it would be greatly appreciated ...

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  • Zika Virus

    January 28, 2016

    I was on WINK TV’s XCW this morning talking about Zika Virus: http://www.winknews.com/2016/01/28/healthy-kids-zika-virus/

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  • Cough and cold medicine recalls!

    January 14, 2016

    In case you missed it this morning, I was on WINK TV’s XCW discussing the recent cough and cold medicine recall and medicine dosage administration. http://www.winknews.com/2016/01/14/healthy-kids-medicine-dispensers-for-cold-medicine/ The store brand names and lot numbers of the recalled five batches are: GUAIFENESIN GRAPE LIQ 4 OZ: H.E.B – Lot No. 5LK0592 Expiration date 08/2017 CVS – Lot No. 5MK0340 Expiration ...

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  • Do you have back pain?

    January 10, 2016

    This is a great study on how exercising can not only strengthen your back, but also help with back pain! http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/news/20160107/exercise-to-boost-spine-muscles-can-ease-back-pain-study-suggests?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • How much time is o’kay for your children to be on the computer?

    January 7, 2016

    In case you missed it this morning, I was on WINK TV’s XCW discussing a new study on Nearsightedness and computer usage and recommendations for parents. http://www.winknews.com/2016/01/07/healthy-kids-your-kids-and-screen-time/

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