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Category Archives: Family Medicine

A healthy snack—when your munchkins have the munchies!

You can hardly watch the news without seeing an ad for a new food product masqueraded as a “healthy,” “all natural,” snack.  More often than not, there is nothing natural or healthy about those foods.  With childhood obesity rates skyrocketing, … Continue reading

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Rising Screen Time, Lasting Effects

How many hours of TV does your family watch every day? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should spend no more than two hours watching TV, movies, and playing video/computer games.  It is no surprise that children mirror just … Continue reading

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Concussions—taking caution is a no-brainer

The school bells will be ringing soon and your children will be back in the classroom. As your kids return to the fields or courts for another sports season, it is important to remember how to protect your kids, especially … Continue reading

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Have you heard?—Basics of an ear infection

If your child is complaining of ear pain, s/he may have an ear infection.  Ear infections are relatively common in kids; around half of infants are diagnosed with an ear infection by the time they are one-year-old.  If children aren’t … Continue reading

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Get your Physical…Physicals!

When was the last time your child had a sports physical? If you have to think about it, then it’s probably time to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary care provider.  Many schools require a sports physical before a … Continue reading

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The Down and Dirty on Head Lice

Your kids bring home a lot of things from school: art projects, homework, playground stories, and permission slips.  But some things, you’d prefer they left behind…like head lice. Sometimes though, these things happen, no matter how many baths they take. … Continue reading

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Avoid the Backpack Drag and Sag

This Fall, when you see your child’s backpack lying around, pick it up and see just how much weight he is lugging around. If it seems like you’re picking up a bag of rocks, then it’s probably far too heavy … Continue reading

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One hour to save 3 lives, are you in?

Donating blood benefits more than just those who receive it.  Unfortunately, fewer than 5% of people who are eligible to donate actually do.  So what is stopping the rest? Not enough time? Fear of needles? Donating blood only takes about … Continue reading

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Icky, icky ticky ticky!

I don’t know about you, but it seems like every time I turn around, someone is talking about how bad the ticks are this year, and with summer here we’re all outdoors more: booking campsites, dusting off your hiking boots … Continue reading

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Potty Training—ditching the diapers

Is it time to ditch the diapers? It probably seems like just yesterday you were changing your toddler’s first diaper, and now you are wondering if it is time to start potty training.  Potty training is a big step, and … Continue reading

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