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Exactly what is in that supplement you’re taking?

Edward Bell PharmD wrote an article in the January edition of Infectious Disease for Children discussing supplements. First, we should clarify what a supplement is and is not. A drug claims to help a medical condition. An infant formula carries a claim of nutrition. Both are reviewed by the FDA for effectiveness or safety. A […]

Baby Monitor

Wondering whether to get a monitor for your babies’ vital signs? Maybe not. A recent article in Reuter’s Health says that compared to hospital monitors two popular commercially available monitors performed poorly. The Owlet and the Baby Vida often sounded when the oxygen level was normal and sometimes missed oxygen levels that were too low. […]

The Time Dilemma

All around the world, people are working longer hours and drowning in the quicksand of ever-expanding task lists. And somehow they still feel guilty when they take time for themselves. It’s madness — and it probably feels like madness for those in the middle of it, too. I know I’m not the only one who […]

Growing your Child’s Attention

Exercise is more important for children with ADHD than it is for other kids, although I think it’s important for EVERYONE! Exercise and fitness have positive side-effects of protecting your child from serious health problems (like obesity and diabetes), improving the health of skin, muscle, bone, and improving coordination, while advancing brain growth in systems […]

7 Tips to Eat More Veggies

It’s the new year! Is one of your resolutions to eat more veggies? If not, it should be! And here are some tips to help! 1. Eat vegetables with every meal. Yes, even breakfast. 2. Gradually increase your serving size of vegetables. This helps your gut microbiota adjust to higher fiber intake, which makes it […]

Did you know?

In 2011 Dr Bob Mendonsa and his wife Julie started an orphanage in Kenya. Dr Mendonsa was one of the orthopedic specialists that we used to refer to…he worked at Orthopedic Associates. This couple, from our own community, has gone to the other side of the world, settled down and built a village.  They care […]