Monthly Archives: April 2017


Added sugar

  • Posted on Apr 28, 2017

The average American eats about 22 teaspoons of added sugar every day. This adds up to over 70 pounds of sugar a year. Even worse, American teens are eating closer to 34 teaspoons a day-thats

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Conger’s Corner: Sleep Schedule

  • Posted on Apr 27, 2017

“The AAP recently endorsed the consensus statement on the recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The consensus recommends that children between 1 and 2 years of age

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Sports Drinks

  • Posted on Apr 21, 2017

Sports drink ads make it look like athletes should drink them by the gallon.  The reality is sports drinks are high in calories and sugar. Water, and not sports drinks, should be the main source

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Get outside for your eyes.

  • Posted on Apr 20, 2017

  Get outside for your eyes.  And for the rest of your brain as well.  Studies are showing significant decrease in the need for eye correction in children who have increased outdoor time.  Sunlight increases the

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Russian Roulette

  • Posted on Apr 18, 2017

Dr Robert Glatter, an emergency physician in New York City says that when a teenager uses a synthetic cannabinoid (marijuana) they are playing Russian roulette. Their reaction is unpredictable and can range from sedation to

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Do You want to Reconsider your decision not to accept the HPV vaccine?

  • Posted on Apr 11, 2017

When the HPV (Human Papillomavirus Vaccine) first came out, we did not offer it. We talked about it, researched it and decided to hold on recommending the vaccine until more studies were out. Later, we

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Sugar limits

  • Posted on Apr 7, 2017

The American Heart Association has made the following recommendations about sugar limits: Children = Limit to 3-4 teaspoons per day (max 16 grams a day) Adult women/teens= Limit to 5 teaspoons per day (max 20

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