Category: Children’s health

Quick tweaks in your diet for healthy weight loss

When someone hears I am a dietitian, they often ask, “So, how can I lose weight?” The process of “losing weight” equals energy in compared to energy out.  Gaining weight didn’t happen overnight…changing those lifestyle habits can’t either. We are … Continue reading

Washington state’s toxic Christmas gift to our youth

New York Yankees baseball legend Mickey Mantle was my boyhood hero. I collected all of his baseball cards and memorized every statistic about his performance.  I couldn’t wait for my Uncle Tony to finish reading the Sporting News so I … Continue reading

How my boys learned about cancer

Today, November 27 is Giving Tuesday a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping. Dayton Children’s is taking part in Giving Tuesday … Continue reading

Just her “little bumps”

Audrey has molluscumcontagiosum.  We call them her little bumps. Over the past year she has become quite accustom to explaining to anyone that might ask, “It’s okay, they do not hurt, they are just my little bumps.” A few months … Continue reading

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