Category: Children’s health

Avoiding west nile virus

The mosquitoes have been terrible at our house this year. Oddly enough merely 15 miles away at my father’s house where there is a pool and lots of landscaping, and hardly any mosquito bites. But no matter where we are … Continue reading

How much is too much screen time for kids?

Have you seen this Infographic on the Dayton Children’s website about screen time and lean time? For more information, visit After I viewed this, I got to thinking about the screen time in my own home. What I know … Continue reading

Stepping up to stop bullying

            The beginning of school means a return to emotional turmoil for the kids who are the victims of malicious ridicule and intimidation by their peers. This is not the good natured teasing that inevitably occurs among young kids. The … Continue reading

Adjusting your teens sleep cycle for school

As summer draws to a close and school time nears, it is time to reset those teenagers sleep cycle so that they can better conform to the hours of the school day. I am daily seeing teenagers in my practice … Continue reading

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