Age: Teens

Why are we seeing an increase in these patients?

In the ICU the closest I get to caring for children with psychiatric or developmental disorders are mostly teenagers that have overdosed on medications with subsequent medical symptoms or young toddlers and middle school children with violent behavior that require … Continue reading

Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.

This week is National Teens “Don’t Text and Drive Week” – a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign to address the high number of teens that text and drive. This year’s campaign is “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Do sugar substitutes cause obesity?

Sugar substitutes, aka artificial sweeteners, are in so many foods: beverages, ice cream and sugar free cookies. Take a step back and read the food labels in your house.  Do you see any of these (artificial sweetener) words: aspartame, saccharin, … Continue reading

Healthy White Bean Chili Recipe

Do you find that you and your family seem to be always on the run?  Our evenings have been touch and go, which brings us to the dilemma – “What’s for dinner?” What are the key ingredients to a quick … Continue reading

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