Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Now this is interesting…

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2018

Chlamydia is the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease and untreated, it can lead to serious infections of the pelvic, ectopic pregnancies and infertility. And it’s on the rise. At Kids First, we’re trying to

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Two unrelated studies. Both with surprising conclusions

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2018

For some time, we’ve seen a rise in obesity. There is a number of reasons that we all can admit to- too much fast food, not enough activity…but I have 2 additional causes that have

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Childhood and Parenting

  • Posted on Sep 17, 2018

I recently heard a segment on NPR that talked about how childhood and parenting have radically changed in the past few decades. This has led to the point where far more children today struggle to

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Sibling Rivalry

  • Posted on Sep 17, 2018

I listened to a podcast and have been following this positive parenting coach online that offers a lot of cool tools and messages. Check out Wendy Snyder at www.freshstartfamily.com  How to dissolve the power struggle

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It’s an Epidemic!

  • Posted on Sep 13, 2018

The FDA is considering banning flavored e-cigs due to concerns that a huge amount of teenagers are using these nicotine devices. The result, as you would predict, will be more and more teenagers becoming addicted

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Overuse injuries are more common in specialized athletes

  • Posted on Sep 13, 2018

With fall sports underway, I want to encourage our athletes, parents, and coaches to encourage their athletes to participate in multiple sports when possible.  A recent Pediatrics study following children and teens who were highly

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Teens with cell phones

  • Posted on Sep 13, 2018

Some statistics that we need to pay attention to… 70% of teenagers age 13-17 will check/use their cell phone multiple times a day. 57% report that it distracts them from homework. 54% report that it

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