Prescription for play

Fond memories of playing with our friends as a child are common, but play time should not only be part of our memories, it should be a part of our children’s every day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now urging doctors to talk with families about getting kids to play. Types of play, include:…
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Could certain foods and drinks be eroding your teeth

Although the thought of an acid in your mouth is unsettling, 20-to-45-percent of adults in the United States show signs of acid erosion on their teeth. The exposure of our teeth to an acid can cause loss of enamel and eventually the dentin or inner layer of the tooth, creating significant problems. There are two categories…
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How do electronics impact my child’s eyes?

Electronic devices such as phones and tablets are commonly used by children and teenagers. There is a risk of addiction among children and teenagers from these devices. The harmful effects to children, such as less exercise and sleep, are well documented. We are now beginning to understand the harmful effects these electronics have on a…
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What about the caregiver?

Being a caregiver is hard! There are a variety of challenges a caregiver faces daily from numerous appointments to the constant uncertainty if the decisions you are making for your loved one are the best option. Life can be stressful with the everyday routines that require bathing, dressing, feeding, and medication monitoring. When is a…
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