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The ABCs of BMI

The ABCs of BMI
When is the last time you heard (or said) something like this: “Oh, it’s just baby fat. They’ll grow out of it.” As parents, we need to understand that the growing weight problem in our kids can be very real, and serious. Experts speculate that because of increasing obesity rates, our kids may be the first generation to be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2012 more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. How do we know where to draw... Keep reading »
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Toddler Nutrition: How Much is Enough?

Is your child’s stomach as big as yours?  Children are much smaller than adults so it is important to remember... Read full post »
Injury Prevention in Young Athletes

Injury Prevention in Young Athletes

Whether your son or daughter is playing a sport year-round, participating in private lessons/coaching, or playing on an elite AAU... Read full post »
Are Laxatives Safe for Children?

Are Laxatives Safe For Children?

The FDA recently released information that very small amounts of ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol have been found in some... Read full post »

How to Talk to Children about Death

“Mommy, I don’t want you to die!” As parents, we try our best to protect our children from death, which... Read full post »
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Why I Created the Make Safe Happen App

In 2010, my husband and I learned that we were expecting triplets. I will not tell you exactly what I... Read full post »
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3 Things Women With Congenital Heart Disease Should Know About Pregnancy

Today, we expect that most children treated for congenital heart disease will survive to adulthood and lead a full adult... Read full post »

Car Seat Safety: Are You Listening?

Are pediatricians not communicating, or are parents not listening? I don’t know the answer to that question, but recent data... Read full post »

Prevention of Peanut Allergies: Are We Ready to Take the LEAP?

By now, every family living with peanut or food allergies has heard about the landmark study findings released on February... Read full post »