Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Safety while Trick-or-Treating!

  • Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and

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Food Pouches : Pros and Cons

  • Posted on Oct 23, 2017

 They are everywhere – food pouches – fruits, veggies, but are they good? Food pouches are definitely convenient but are they the best source of nutrition?   Convenience can come at a cost.  Puréed fruits and

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Health care Reform in action: calorie labeling goes national

  • Posted on Oct 20, 2017

  When the Nutrition Labeling and Education act of 1990 went into effect in 1994, it required that nutrition labels be placed on food products but exempted restaurants.  A recent report from CSIP summarized evidence

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Got Ink?

  • Posted on Oct 19, 2017

You’ve seen the rise in popularity of tattoos. In medical school, we were taught the risks- localized infection, allergic reaction to the dye…hepatitis if they use dirty needles. To be honest, we don’t see a

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Poison Control Number

  • Posted on Oct 18, 2017

Got little kids? One must-have number to put in your cell-phone… The number to put in your phone when you have little ones? Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222. Did your toddler eat dog poop? Or a berry

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Are You Ready for some Football?

  • Posted on Oct 17, 2017

If your child is under the age of 12, the answer might be NO.  A study published in the journal Translational Psychiatry showed that playing football under the age of 12 was associated with 2

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Sport Injuries

  • Posted on Oct 11, 2017

We’ve noticed many more over-use injuries from kids who play the same sport year round. We were reminded that most professional athletes played multiple sports in high school and some even up through college. Specialization

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