162018Sep
Anxiety in Teens and Children

Anxiety in Teens and Children

Anxiety is a normal emotion that is often felt in waves of apprehension, worry or nervousness. It is common for people of all ages to experience feelings of anxiety, particularly during times of stress and uncertainty. However, when anxiety in teens and children starts to take over everyday situations, it can be extremely debilitating and…

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52018Aug
Chickenpox in Kids

Chickenpox in Kids

Chickenpox begin as small red bumps that change into water blisters which pop and then become crusty. The bumps usually start on the head and back and then spread to the arms and legs. You can get them in the mouth and eyelids as well. Usually children have fever with chickenpox. Your child may have…

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222015Jul
Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

Tips for Assessing and Managing Temper Tantrums By Sandra K Thomas, M.D. Tantrums in toddlers are normal.  They are a part of your child’s development. The most important thing to remember is to ignore them and do not give in. Unfortunately, this does not always work and we have to rethink and not punish. There…

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12015Feb
Childhood Obesity: Help Fight the Epidemic

Childhood Obesity: Help Fight the Epidemic

Look all around us. It’s not hard to see how many of our children are affected.  Childhood obesity can doom our kids to early onset diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and all the terrible complications. If you start them out on the right path, obesity can be minimized, if not prevented. YOU HOLD THE KEYS! Infants…

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232014Oct
Nose Care Instructions

Nose Care Instructions

Keep the nose clean and moisturized with saline! Normal saline nose drops are a salty liquid that is like the fluids your body normally produces (tears, mucus), which makes them more comfortable in the nose. Saline is used to moisten the lining of the nose or break up thick nasal secretions. Cleans the mucus out,…

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122014Jul
Nosebleed

Nosebleed

(EPISTAXIS) Most nosebleeds are caused by nasal congestion or chronic irritation. They occur mainly at night or early in the morning (increased blood flow to nose). They are often related to exercise, allergy, and nose picking or sinus infection. Important Questions: Are there any sinus or allergy symptoms? This may include congestion, coughing, hoarseness, creamy…

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102014Jul
5-2-1-0

5-2-1-0

WHAT DOES 5-2-1-0 STAND FOR? Aim for 5 servings of fruits & vegetables every day Aim for 2 or less hours of recreational screen time every day Aim for 1 hour or more of physical activity every day Aim for 0 drinks with added sugar ever For Additional Information Visit: www.letsgo.org www.healthychildren.org/growinghealthy www.myplate.gov

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42014Jul
Hold Your Baby

Hold Your Baby

Next time you are at the grocery store or at the mall, look around and observe all the families with their children. It is wonderful that the babies are included in the outings. However, you may also notice that every infant is either in a carrier or stroller. Studies have shown that premature infants and…

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32014Jul
Music Lessons for Kids with ADHD

Music Lessons for Kids with ADHD

By Sandra K. Thomas, M.D. Mozart music has been shown to be beneficial to the unborn fetus. The Mozart Effect actually stimulates the brains of all humans, helping the mind actually organize time and space. It helps us retain more of what we learn.  Newer studies now demonstrate how music lessons can benefit children with…

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