Uterine fibroids and vitamin D

There’s one more reason today to get on the vitamin D bandwagon. A new study shows that women who get sufficient levels of vitamin D are less likely to develop uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are […]

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Dangerous kid behavior | Get Healthy Families

At some point, most of us have faced peer pressure to do something dangerous. Imagine being a teenager today and the pressures they are under. One of the craziest things going on among juveniles is […]

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Will folic acid ward off autism?

Interesting news about folic acid and autism. A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed women who took folic acid around the time they conceived had babies who were less likely to develop autism. […]

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Disabled no more

Disabled no more. That was the recurring stanza of the poem my son, Glen, authored and then read aloud during his graduation ceremony from the Governor’s School for the Arts creative writing program. It certainly […]

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Diabetes Care Center

There were tears of joy today at Norton Children’s Hospital, where a big announcement was made about plans to establish a state-of-the-art diabetes care center for children. The woman crying next to me was actually a friend, Pam […]

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Travel tips for kids with diabetes

Vacations are meant to be a time for rest and relaxation, a time for cares to melt away. As we all know, though, diabetes can add stress during even the shortest getaways. Preparation is the […]

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CDC reports huge increase in ADHD diagnoses

Thirteen years ago my son, Devin, was a high-energy, curious and creative 8-year-old driving his elementary school teachers crazy. According to the teachers, he exhibited signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and they wanted […]

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Saturday Sports Injury Clinic

  The American Academy of Pediatrics says while the number of teenagers playing organized sports has dropped in the past 10 years, the rate of concussions has more than doubled. In fact, the Centers for […]

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Ear tubes: A simple surgery that can help with ear infections

One-year-old Kendahl Corrigan was struggling with ear infections. He had them in both ears for three months, and no antibiotics seemed to work. The Corrigan family had experienced the same issue several years earlier with their […]

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Melanoma rise in kids

OK … it’s not something you always notice about people. But one of my dearest friends has flawless skin. She’s not only beautiful, she’s smart. She protects her skin from the sun because she knows […]

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Norton Children’s Hospital begins renovations

During the next three years, Norton Children?s Hospital will undergo major renovation to expand and improve the pediatric services provided to more than 150,000 children who visit the hospital each year. The renovations will focus […]

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Babies and solid food

I worked the night shift when my girls were babies. I remember dreading the sound of a tiny wail when the “new baby” would wake up in the middle of the night. That interruption wasn’t […]

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