Friday, September 15, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Abilene Children's Medical Association

Monday, July 24, 2017

No juice required

New recommendations have been released that say no need for any juice for kids under the age of 1. Read all about it at the healthychildren.org post below.
Note: sometimes your physician may prescribe juice specifically for treating constipation but not for nutrition.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Where-We-Stand-Fruit-Juice.aspx

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Trampoline safety

Trampolines are a good form of exercise and great fun but like everything else you need to consider the risks involved.
https://www.facebook.com/AmerAcadPeds/videos/10155092292755432/

Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Dry drowning"

The latest buzz word in pediatric medicine in social media is "dry drowning".  Like every media hype, there is some truth and some exaggeration.  This one has the added in complexity of terminology confusion. 

This article is good brief version: "Dry drowning" what parents need to know
Here is the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) drowning prevention advice: Drowning
While these two discuss the misinformation spreading: on dry drowning and Drowning in a sea of misinformation

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Healthy eating on the go

Sports and other extra curricular activities are revving up leading to busier schedules.  Temperatures are rising leading to hot practices and games.  How do you make sure that your kids are getting good nutrition and staying well hydrated?  Here is a link from the American Academy of Pediatrics parent's website www.healthychildren.org giving some advice.

Sports nutrition for busy families

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sleep can save your mind

During a well check, I ask some basic questions about several different areas of life to try and figure out where we need to focus our time:
- Is your kid doing ok in school?
- Are they brushing their teeth?
- Do they have friends (Are they developing socially?)
- Do they eat at least some vegetables?
- Do they sleep ok at night?

I feel like over just my short 5 years of practice, the question regarding sleep has become more and more of a problem.  There have always been a few people that have pathologic sleep problems that need professional help.  But now "basic" sleep hygeine does not seem to be basic anymore.

Here is a great article from healthchildren.org with a great reminder of the little things you can do to help improve your child (or your own) sleep.

Sleep and Mental Health