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  • In case you missed it this morning on Wink TV …

    July 2, 2015

    I discussed Water versus Energy Drinks. http://www.winknews.com/2015/07/02/healthy-kids-staying-hydrated/ We didn’t get to everything, so here is the ‘nitty-gritty:’ Hydration: Water vs. Sports Drinks: Exercise < 60 minutes + Low Intensity = water Exercise < 60 minutes + High Intensity = diluted sports drink Exercise > 60 minutes + Low Intensity = water should be OK Exercise > 60 minutes + ...

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  • First Energy For Life Walk!

    June 29, 2015

    The time is coming sooner than you think for our first annual Energy For Life Walk. I’d love for everyone to participate in whatever capacity you are able to do. Donate, walk, form a team, get your office to donate or sponsor! https://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1137190&lis=1&kntae1137190=6F01F0E7EF934A89BD56E6209F958100&supId=422845595&team=6371282

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  • It’s summertime and more children are in the water!

    June 28, 2015

    Drowning is a real danger! We have all heard about typical drowning, but 15% of the time, ‘Dry Drowning’ is the problem. Here is great information out of a devastating situation. http://pool.littlethings.com/dry-drowning-pool-water/?utm_source=TS&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=shocking

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  • New hope for teens with headaches!

    June 27, 2015

    I do not usually recommend surgery unless there is a medical reason, but I have several teens in my practice right now with intractable headaches. This is interesting: http://teens.webmd.com/news/20150625/surgery-may-help-teens-with-frequent-migraines-study-contends?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Heat Injuries

    June 25, 2015

    I did my usual television spot on WINK TV’s morning show talking about heat injuries. Florida, in the summertime, is a setup for heat injuries. http://www.winknews.com/2015/06/25/healthy-kids-heat-injuries/

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  • Chores Are Part of Being a Family and Growing Up.

    June 22, 2015

    Often parents don’t give children enough credit. Here’s a realistic list of chores that every child can adhere to:

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  • As a pediatrician, I talk about safety a lot.

    June 22, 2015

    Please make sure your yard is safe for your furry friends as well. http://pets.webmd.com/features/yard-cats-dogs?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Too much sitting?

    June 22, 2015

    Depending on who you ask, too much sitting can make you sluggish or anxious. This article shows the most recent research’s findings. http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/news/20150619/can-too-much-sitting-make-you-anxious?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Father’s Day Contest winner

    June 21, 2015

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  • Some great websites for parents!

    June 21, 2015

    This summer, the recommendation is 2 hours per day of physical exercise for your child and one hour of mental exercise per day. To help keep your child’s mind active, take a look at these websites:

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  • Father’s Day Contest!

    June 18, 2015

    First posted on June 12, but will repost for those who missed it! For all the grown-ups out there who have taken on the role of ‘Father,’ I’d like to wish you a Happy Father’s Day! As many of you know, I am in the process of renovating my office and have about 3/4th of the ...

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  • Father’s Day Contest Continues …

    June 18, 2015

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  • WINK TV’s spot this week on trans fats

    June 18, 2015

    In case you missed it this morning: http://www.winknews.com/2015/06/18/healthy-kids-fdas-final-trans-fat-ruling/

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  • Farewell to Trans Fat!

    June 17, 2015

    This will be my topic for WINK news tomorrow! The FDA has given companies three years to eliminate the trans fat in foods. Those are the chemicals that can lead to ‘hardening’ of the arteries.’ See this interesting article and I will post the television segment tomorrow. http://www.webmd.com/diet/20150522/fda-trans-fats-ban?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Chocolate and your heart health!

    June 16, 2015

    I’m taking a break from children’s health to talk about we adults and chocolate. I love studies like these … along with chocolate! http://www.webmd.com/heart/news/20150615/more-research-hints-at-chocolates-heart-benefits?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • The importance of drinking water!

    June 14, 2015

    Every day, I talk with families about the importance of drinking enough water everyday. It continues to amaze me how many children are chronically dehydrated. This article stresses the importance of drinking enough water: http://www.webmd.com/children/news/20150611/us-kids-not-drinking-enough-water-each-day?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • What are GMO’s?

    June 13, 2015

    Did you know GMO’s are in 80% of our foods? To learn more about these, check out this article: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/truth-about-gmos?src=RSS_PUBLIC

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  • Great read about raising a Powerful Daughter

    June 12, 2015

    I have raised a wonderful young woman and wish I had seen this when she was younger! http://www.pbs.org/parents/parenting/raising-girls/body-image-identity/raising-a-powerful-girl/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=pbsparents_parenting

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  • Father’s Day Contest!

    June 12, 2015

    For all the grown-ups out there who have taken on the role of ‘Father,’ I’d like to wish you a Happy Father’s Day! As many of you know, I am in the process of renovating my office and have about 3/4th of the office completed. My new decorations / murals would serve as a great ...

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  • Traveling with children continued …

    June 12, 2015

    You don’t want to overwhelm your child. So when on a plane, give them one toy to play with at a time. When they are bored with that toy, put it away and introduce another. For planes, videos including their favorite movie and one they haven’t seen yet, are helpful. Interactive ...

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