Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween Safety

This was posted on our Facebook page, but I wanted to bring it here as well. 
Halloween Safety tips from Healthy Children.org

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Facebook Plug!

We have finally entered the realm of facebook!  Please like us and check back for (hopefully) weekly posts that we have found from trusted sources. 

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