Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Importance of Family Time

When I was growing up, my parents always made it a point to sit down and eat dinner as a family. Although like most siblings, my sister and I would often end up arguing or bothering each other, it was … Continue reading

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Feeding your Baby: The Transition to Solids, Part 2

(This post is continued from yesterday’s Part 1 segment) So, when do you start your baby on solids? My advice is to watch your baby and see when he wants to start solids. It should not be until she has … Continue reading

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Feeding your Baby: The Transition to Solids, Part 1

If you have a baby, you’re probably getting advice (from all corners!) on how to feed her. Everybody can agree these days that mom’s own milk is the best food for babies, but after that, there can be a lot … Continue reading

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The Importance of Vaccinating Parents and Siblings to Protect Babies

“Whoop” This is the awful high-pitched inhaling sound people can make after a burst of coughing associated with pertussis. This sound is what gives it the common name: “Whooping Cough.” It has also been called the “100-day cough” due to … Continue reading

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Getting the Okay to Play

Summer vacation has just started, but soon enough the annual mad dash to get those pre-participation sports physicals will begin. The state of WI requires that all students participating in organized sports have a physical examination by a qualified provider … Continue reading

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Too Much Sugar – Part 2

(…continued from Tuesday’s post…) The kinds of calories that we eat affect are bodies in different ways. For example, fat in the diet has no effect on our insulin levels. Protein generally does not have much impact on insulin levels … Continue reading

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Too Much Sugar – Part 1

I recently read that the average adult has about 1 teaspoon of glucose (sugar) in his or her bloodstream at one time. That’s a normal size adult with a normal blood glucose level. So that’s about 4.2 grams of sugar … Continue reading

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