Category: Dr. Abboud

Why I’m the “nerdy aunt”

By: Dr. Abboud In my house I am known as the ‘nerdy aunt’ by my children.  For my nieces, nephews and my own children, as birthday and gift giving time approach, I am always looking for educational activities or magazines … Continue reading

8 ways to monitor offline/online habits of teens

By: Dr. Patricia Abboud Annually, I do a presentation to the 5th grade class at my children’s school on the importance of good sleep and eating habits as well as the effects of drugs and alcohol on young minds and … Continue reading

Why is America losing the obesity race?

By: Dr. Abboud I was recently at a pediatric conference and attended a session on childhood obesity.  The presenter was from London, a pediatrician and an advocate fighting childhood obesity.  She was discussing the prevalence around the world and I … Continue reading

Is soda making your kids aggressive?

We don’t generally keep soda in our home except for ‘special events’.  Our children usually use that reason when asking to drink soda in our home or when we are out.  “But mom, it’s a special occasion!” We have all … Continue reading

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