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I am a pediatrician with a private practice in Oviedo, FL. I want kids to be healthy and not have to come see me. One of my passions is childhood obesity which led Heather Quillen and I to form YoMedics. YoMedics is a company committed to children's health through prevention. We focus on teaching families healthy lifestyle changes that they can use the rest of their lives. The key elements we discuss include educating children why they need to be healthy, the nutritional importance of food, how exercise is good for our bodies and why having a positive attitude is the foundation of everything we do.
I have 2 children and a wonderful husband who are very supportive and sometimes get tired of me preaching "stuff" to them. At the end of the day though they get it!
What is your blogging philosophy?
Blogging is very new to me so I don't know if I have a good answer for this yet. My intent is to connect with moms across the world and hopefully give great tips they can use in thier daily lives to keep their family healthy.
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Information to Keep Kids Healthy
Are Your Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?
You can get it from the sun, certain types of fish and of course milk. But a new study says that kids aren't getting enough of it, putting an entire generation of kids at risk for heart disease, diabetes, bone problems and other health problems. We’re talking about Vitamin D. Pediatrician Dr. Lisa Ramey stopped by FOX 35 to shed light into whether or not your child might have a dietary deficiency.
YoMedics, a company committed to children’s health through wellness and prevention, is looking for Mom’s who are willing to pilot Kids Journey to YoPower for Life, a healthy lifestyle program for ages 7-11 years. Children less than 7 years and older than 11 years will also benefit. This 12– week program consists of educational guides that teach your child the medical benefits of health, the risk of disease, proper nutrition, exercise and the power of positive thinking. Your child will learn… Continue
Any words of wisdom for me!! One of my kids is invited to their first sleep over and I am a nervous wreck. Of course I need to let them go. My problem is how do I tackfully give them my instruction and safety lecture without making them nervous?
Safe and unsafe plastics are a hot topic currently. Certain plastics can release chemicals that young children who are still developing can absorb. These chemicals can do harm in the long term. Look at the recycling number on the bottom of the bottle.
Plastics to Avoid:
These plastics contain some chemicals that can disrupt hormone levels or may be carcinogenic. Unfortunantly #7 is used in many baby bottles, five-gallon water jugs and many reusbale sports… Continue
Knee pain is common, especially when beginning the soccer season. Children frequently have pain over the front of the knee in sports with running, jumping and cutting. Taking time to adequately stretch the muscles in the front and back of the thigh will help prevent this condition. Knee pain lasting over three days should be evaluated by your child's physician.
This is a title of an article in the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper today. These statistics come from a study done in Atlanta, but have no fear, these statistics are more common across the country than not. A report done in 2007 and 2005 found that only 13% of U.S. high school students get a minimum of 3 servings of vegetables per day and only 32% get 2 servings of fruit. The sad thing is that the numbers did not increase from 2005 to 2007.
The Federal nutrition goals for 2010 call for at… Continue
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
Parenting teens is hard enough, but parenting a troubled teen can feel impossible. Most parents simply don’t have the training in psychotherapy techniques, communication skills, and mentoring necessary to guide a teen through the troubled years of adolescence, especially when that teen is also struggling with mental…