Pediatrics


3 Ways to Help Kids Handle Stress

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Let’s look at ways to help kids handle stress. While we do not often think of stress and anxiety as it applies to kids, children are just as susceptible to the effects of stress as adults. Between school, after school activities and social pressure, kids can also suffer from anxiety and stress. Here, 3 ways […]

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Ways to Help Kids Learn Portion Control

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Portion control is a fundamental part of any healthy diet. However, portions in restaurants and homes have increased, and the food industry serves more food than necessary. Large portions can lead to being overweight, and many numerous health problems. We all tend eat as much as what is put in front of us, so learning […]

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Your Child CAN Start Weight Lifting

Your Child CAN start Weight Lifting

If your child is interested in lifting weights or joining a fitness class, you might be wondering if it is safe for kids to lift weights. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, strength training is safe for kids 8 years and over. Strength or resistance training may involve free weights, weight machines, resistance bands […]

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Dealing with a Picky Eater

Dealing with a Picky Eater

Dealing with a Picky Eater? Here are 5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods. Many parents know that getting children at any age to try new foods can be a struggle. However, it’s important that kids get a variety of healthy foods in their diet to meet their nutritional needs. Here, 5 […]

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Reasons to Include Iron Rich Foods in Your Child’s Diet

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There are many good reasons to include iron rich foods in your child’s diet. The mineral iron is an important nutrient in any healthy diet. Iron enables hemoglobin to carry oxygen in the blood, so that oxygen can get to the body’s tissues and organs. Iron is found in dark leafy greens and meats, and […]

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Breaking Unhealthy Eating Habits: 3 Ways to Begin

Breaking Unhealthy Eating Habits

Do your kids have unhealthy eating habits? Teaching your kids healthy eating habits is giving them tools they will use throughout life. Kids who establish healthy eating habits tend to stick with them as adults, and research shows that children who become overweight are more likely to experience weight-related health issues as adults. However, what […]

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How Stress Effects Kids: How Yoga Can Help

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Let’s look at how stress effects kids. Stress is a natural part of life, and short-term stress is an essential part of normal development. What we call stress is the body’s response to something it perceives as a threat. When kids experience short-lived stress, it gives them the opportunity to develop the skills and resilience […]

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Too Much Exercise in Teens: What to Look For

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Is your teen getting too much exercise? Exercise has many positive benefits, but like anything, too much exercise is not healthy either. Compulsive exercise is defined by a person feeling compelled to exercise, instead of choosing to do so, and struggling with guilt or anxiety if unable to exercise. Defining an appropriate activity level for […]

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Ways to Help Your Kids Build Strong Bones

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Strong bones are important for kids, as children build about 40 percent of their bone mass between the ages of 9 and 14. Girls reach 90 percent of their bone mass by age 18, and boys reach 90 percent of their bone mass by age 20. Nutrition and physical activity have a large impact of […]

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Lactose Intolerance in Children: 3 Things to Know

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Lactose intolerance occurs when the body makes too little of the enzyme lactase, which the body needs to break lactose down into glucose and galactose. When there’s not enough lactase in the body, lactose doesn’t get broken down in the small intestine, and instead passes into the large intestine where bacteria ferments it into gases […]

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