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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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  • Traveling with children:

    June 11, 2015

    I just got back from a vacation with my adult children and remember well, traveling with them when they were younger. With electronics, life is so much easier when traveling. But I must say that many parents overuse electronics with their children. A perfect travel aid is one that is a ...

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  • Prescription Renewal

    April 25, 2013

    We’ve made it easy to request a prescription renewal! Just fill out our Prescription Renewal form with the patient’s name, date of birth, name of medication, the strength and daily dose, pharmacy name and number, as well as the parent name and contact number.  Click here to begin.

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  • Wednesday is National Walking Day

    March 30, 2013

    National Walking Day is April 3rd. Individuals, organizations and companies across the country are lacing up their sneakers, taking 30 minutes to walk and make a commitment to live heart-healthy lives. Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul discusses this and more. Watch the video To join National Walking Day, check out American Heart Association’s Toolkit for Community Organization ...

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  • Wink-TV Segments

    March 7, 2013

    Check out these WINK-TV Segments covering a variety of important topics! Maternal Diet During Pregnancy Pediatrician Is Looking For the Biggest Winner Dr Mackoul’s Listen to Your Heart Campaign Food Allergies on the Rise in Kids The Biggest Winner Challenge Check-In Better Living Now – Toilet Training Toddlers

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  • Some Interesting Current News Articles

    February 24, 2013

    Here’s a couple of articles I found interesting. I think you will too! TV Content Affects Children’s Behavior Over Time Both the quantity and the content of television viewing by children may affect social behaviors long term, with effects that may last into adulthood, the results of two studies have shown. Read More… ACIP Backs Routine PCV13 Vaccine ...

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  • WINK TV Segments

    February 19, 2013

    Food Allergies on the Rise in Kids LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Food allergies among our kids are on the rise. An estimated four to six percent of U.S. children under the age of 18 are now allergic to at least one form of food. Read More… The Biggest Winner Challenge Check In Fort Myers, FL.- A local pediatrician ...

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  • National Heart Awareness Month

    February 7, 2013

    http://www.winknews.com/News-This-Morning/2013-02-07/Dr-Mackoul-Listen-to-Your-Heart-campaign

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