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    Gratitude for Great Health

    December 1, 2023, 08:58 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Don’t forget those magic words, “thank you”, “good job”, “that was very kind of you”, “thanks for helping” and “I appreciate you”. Average ten new thanks a day. For variation you could say in French, “merci”, in Spanish, gracias” and in Italian, “grazie”.

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    Brominated Oil Fruit Drinks Have Harmful Effects

    November 17, 2023, 10:23 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    All grocery shoppers need to be aware how their buying is influenced and know that children are not the only ones influenced about what they want by advertisements.

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    Processed Food Addiction

    November 13, 2023, 09:12 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Can children become “addicted” to processed foods? This is an important question and the answers are important and scary. The World Health Organization has declared that there is a global epidemic of obesity.

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    It is time to understand the detrimental effects of Domestic Violence

    November 1, 2023, 00:00 AM by Sally Robinson

    Domestic violence is a tremendous problem. Healthychildren.org reports that “1 in 4 children are exposed to caregiver intimate partner violence within their lifetime”. That’s a lot of children and it is of great concern because this places them at risk of profound short- and long-term impacts on their physical and mental health and well-being.

  • The Spooky Side (Risks) of Candy

    October 27, 2023, 15:23 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Choking from hard candy is scary, be careful. Choking is the fourth leading cause of death in preschool kids and the leading cause of infantile death. In 19% of cases, candy is the culprit. Hands-on training is helpful for emergency situations, but prevention is the key.

  • Eat Food with Flavonoids for better Health

    October 13, 2023, 11:20 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Flavonoids can be bought in supplements but most researchers feel that it is best to get these nutrients from food. Each meal should contain at least 1 fruit or vegetable. Recommended fruit is 1 cup/day, between ages 1 and 3, to 2 cups for a 14–18-year-old. Recommended vegetable intake is ¾ cup a day at age one to 3 cups for a 14–18-year-old.

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    YOU have the Right to request Special Education for your Child in Public School anytime.

    October 10, 2023, 00:00 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Special education provides individualized programming at NO cost to the family and may include special education teachers, therapists (OT, PT and speech), and dyslexia instructors. Parents have the right to request a special education evaluation from a public school at any time. When a child has severe pain, swelling, fever, a persistent lump in a muscle, is limping, has redness or warmth of the skin over the muscle, it is time to call the doctor.

  • Call the Doctor if your Child has Severe Pain, Swelling, Fever, Persistent Lump, Limps or has Redness, or Warmth of the Skin

    October 6, 2023, 09:32 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Genetic factors contribute to the experience of pain. So maybe there is a genetic difference in those third of children having growing pains but it doesn’t make it less real. When a child has severe pain, swelling, fever, a persistent lump in a muscle, is limping, has redness or warmth of the skin over the muscle, it is time to call the doctor.

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    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is making the headlines.

    September 26, 2023, 08:27 AM by Sally Robinson MD

    More than most people want to know about these organisms that can cause so much trouble. It seemed that suddenly there was a new virus making babies, the elderly and the immunocompromised really sick. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was and is making the headlines.

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    Hot Water Heaters should be less than120 degrees

    September 22, 2023, 11:27 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    It is strongly suggested that hot water heaters be regulated so that the maximum hot temperature cannot be over 120 degrees. There are varying types of water heaters and varying local codes. Your plumber or the source of all information “YouTube” can show you how to check or regulate the temperature

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    Caffeine can be disruptive to children and some teens

    September 8, 2023, 09:50 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Almost everyone knows something about caffeine but most don’t know it is found in about 60 plants. This naturally occurring drug is found in coffee beans, cacao beans (chocolate), tea leaves, kola nuts and many more. Caffeine itself is bitter so why do millions, perhaps billions of people, ingest it every day. It is a stimulant that wakes you up, keeps you alert and improves concentration.

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    Parents' Role in their Child’s Mental Health

    September 1, 2023, 12:26 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Parents are very important in the care of their children’s mental health. It is important that parents assure their child that they can tell them anything without judgement or criticism. This is one of those things that is easy to say and not so easy to do. Second communicate that mental health is HEALTH and it is normal to talk about it and to seek professional help just like you would for strep throat. Many famous people have publicly done so.

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    How to Avoid "Cyber" Bullies

    August 25, 2023, 13:10 PM by UTMB Pediatrics

    It is strongly recommended that a parent requires them to “friend you” on social media and to share their passwords with you. Always consider asking for help from school personnel, a counselor or your doctor.


    Back to School Ready

    August 11, 2023, 12:29 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Knowing who the trusted adults are can help build a safe environment and allow children to talk about what they are worried about whether it is bad weather, too heavy back packs, bullies or guns. Being a trusted adult takes practice also.

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    Communicate Expectations for Safety

    July 28, 2023, 12:09 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Give children reasons for expectations. “I want you to be safe crossing the street. I expect you to hold on to my hand.” Many things seem so obvious for safe and respectful behavior.

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    Heat Exposure can be Serious

    July 24, 2023, 00:00 AM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Stay out of the noon-day sun, drink lots of non-alcoholic liquids, and find a cool spot. Remember your children and pets.

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    Climate Change and Kids

    July 21, 2023, 13:42 PM by Dr. Sally Robinson

    Besides educating the politicians that make the guidelines to help protect families there are many educational tools about climate change for children on the internet.

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