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Creating Healthy Eating Habits For Your Kids

Obesity in childhood isn’t just a childhood issue. Even as reports of bullying and “fat shaming” among younger children continue to grow, more serious consequences of childhood obesity often remain hidden. Obese children with high blood pressure tend to carry this with them into adulthood, a trend that can produce [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:44:11-07:00March 11th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Creating Healthy Eating Habits For Your Kids

The Importance Of Family Meals

If you watch TV or read a newspaper, the family meal may seem like an impossible dream. With more single-parent families than ever or more families with two working adults, getting the adults home to make dinner is just the first of many obstacles for families sitting down to dinner [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:47:11-07:00December 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The Importance Of Family Meals

10 Easy Decorating Crafts With Kids

One of the joys of the holiday season is the pace. Although there are times when we frantically rush from pillar to post, rushing to get gifts wrapped, purchased, and delivered, there are other times when we are able to slow down and enjoy our family and friends. This might [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:48:12-07:00November 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 10 Easy Decorating Crafts With Kids

Eat This, Not That: Family Cooking Edition!

Fall is in full swing. The kids are back to school (or working hard at home) and the adults are trying to find the balance between busy work days and relaxing family meals. With busy schedules, creating healthy, delicious food can be challenging. It is easy to fall into the [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:48:47-07:00October 27th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Eat This, Not That: Family Cooking Edition!

Finding The Face Of Chronic Pain

This month on Pain Doctor, we covered a number of important topics that dealt with chronic pain. When we look past the medical condition itself, we were able to explore what living with chronic pain really means. Who suffers from chronic pain? How can we begin to understand those with chronic [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:50:24-07:00August 27th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding The Face Of Chronic Pain

Kids In The Hospital: Coping Tools

Hospitalization can be troubling for anyone, but for children, even a brief visit to the emergency room can be traumatic and terrifying. Now imagine that same kid in the hospital for an extended stay. Every year, over three million children are hospitalized for various conditions. For children ages one to [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:50:34-07:00August 25th, 2014|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Kids In The Hospital: Coping Tools

Exercise With Your Kids!

A new, crowd-sourced research study has found that one of the best predictors of kids becoming healthy-weight adults is how much time parents spend with them in childhood. Cornell's Brian Wansink, professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management led the team that asked 532 adults [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:53:19-07:00May 22nd, 2014|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Exercise With Your Kids!