Doctor Yum’s Prescription for a Healthy Family

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in Favorite Topics, Feeding Children, Health Topics, Obesity | 1 comment

Doctor Yum’s Prescription for a Healthy Family

Here it is -our new and improved “Prescription for a Healthy Family”! These are the 10 simple rules that emcompass the messages of Doctor Yum and our nonprofit, “The Doctor Yum Project.” Click on each heading for much more information and ideas: 1.Make Wellness Number #1. Time and effort spent teaching healthy habits is an investment in a healthy long life for your kids. Long after designer shoes, electronics and fancy clothes wear out, kids will still have good health from good nutrition. 2. Get...

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Obesity in Children

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Favorite Topics, Health Topics, Obesity | 1 comment

Obesity in Children

In 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 34% of American adults and 17% of children are “obese.” Even more staggering is that the number of adults considered “overweight” is 64% and that nearly one-third of children are at least overweight to obese. At PL Pediatrics, like many practices around the country, we see a growing number of overweight and obese children every year.  Below is an overview of obesity in children.  Management of obesity, especially in children...

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GERD (Gastroesphageal reflux disease) in Children

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Health Topics | 0 comments

GERD (Gastroesphageal reflux disease) in Children

What is GERD? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a backup of food and digestive acids from the stomach into the esophagus (digestive tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach).  The stomach contents are normally held down in the stomach by a thick muscular ring called the “Lower esophageal sphincter” (LES).  If the sphincter relaxes  then stomach acids are then able to flow backwards into the esophagus, causing irritation and symptoms. In Pediatrics, GERD is often seen in babies under the...

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