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Conger’s Corner: Hearing Loss

  • Posted on Dec 1, 2016

HUH? Personal listening devices (PLDs) are everywhere!  They are hanging around our necks or tucked into bags of almost everyone.  This wide spread use is not going away.  The prevalence of hearing loss among children

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Paging Dr. Google

  • Posted on Nov 30, 2016

Paging Dr. Google   Medical information on the internet can easily create confusion and anxiety. So be careful when you whip out your laptop or IPad to look up your latest little symptom. The internet

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Breastfeeding and pain

  • Posted on Nov 22, 2016

     Breastfeeding helps bonding, provides optimal nutrition, supplies important antibodies and reduces the rate of sudden infant death. A new report suggests it may help with something else too. Infants who nurse during vaccine

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Virtual Violence

  • Posted on Nov 17, 2016

Virtual Violence is increasing in our child’s online and video game experience.  Studies are showing a significant link between exposure to media violence and the rise of aggressive behavior and thoughts and anger in our

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What does sugar have in common with cigarettes?

  • Posted on Nov 15, 2016

An article on Medscape titled “Sugar is the New Tobacco, so Let’s Treat it that Way” caught my eye. The commentary said that the United Kingdom is introducing a 20% tax on sugar sweetened beverages

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A League of her Own

  • Posted on Nov 9, 2016

As a female athlete myself, one of my favorite childhood movies that my parents, sisters, and I would watch was A League of Their Own, it’s a classic! It was based on a true story

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Optimistic child

  • Posted on Nov 2, 2016

Why is optimism important? An optimistic child is strong, enterprising and resilient. He or she does not wait passively for good things to happen to him or her. The optimist consciously plans, works hard to

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