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The “Milk and Cookie Disease”

Happy Thanksgiving! As many are staying warm with their loved ones in snowy and cold weather, we are blessed to enjoy a beautiful and sunny day in Orlando.  Last night, Dave and I attended my first NBA game at the […]

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Top 4 Reasons Your Child Has a “Stuffy Nose”

Every day in clinic, I meet children whose parents tell me that they have chronic “stuffy nose”, most of them have already been on months of nasal steroid spray (like Flonase) and antihistamines (like zyrtec or claritin and generic equivalents) […]

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A Better Diet for Kids?

The term “FODMAP” is an acronym, deriving from “Fermentable, Oligo-Di-Mono-saccharides and Polyols”.  Besides being fun to say, FODMAP describes short chain carbohydrates or sugars, (oligosaccharides), disaccharides, monosaccharides and related alcohols that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. These include […]

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Weight Loss Surgery in Children – This is a Symptom, Not a Solution, for Pediatric Obesity Today

  I must admit my when I read the headline in the Daily Mail Health section today on weight loss surgery in children, which reports that in England, 45 procedures for weight loss, including gastric bypass, gastric banding, gastric balloon […]

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Vitamin D – Natural is better than supplement

One of the headlines in the Daily Mail Health section reported that a study in Lancet showed women who took vitamin D supplements did not show increase in bone density.  This is surprising after women have been told for years […]

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Top Reasons Your Child Should Try Nasal Irrigation

I spent this week in Vancouver, British Columbia attending our annual American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery meeting, where ENT specialists from the US and all over the globe come together to share their research results, clinical experience, as […]

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Why Hot Lunch is Better Than Sandwiches!

Right before school started, I was beginning to lose sleep over what I would make Claire, now in second grade,  for lunch every day. The school she attends does not have a cafeteria and students are expected to bring their […]

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Back To School Night – What You Should Ask In Addition to Academics

  Happy Labor Day ! We are enjoying a great weekend as my parents are here visiting from Los Angeles, and my sister Nancy and her boyfriend Eddie are here from Oakland as well.  We have enjoyed many great meals, […]

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Ham & cheese or PB&J….again? by Nancy Wei, MPH, RD – Guest Blog

If you are in the same boat as many parents in the throes of back to school busyness, figuring out what to send for lunch with your child is just one of many things on your checklist. It can be […]

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Top 7 Choking Hazards (Food Items) In Children

Everyone who has spent any time around an infant, toddler, or preschool-aged child knows that the number one job two little hands have is to pick things up and put items in the mouth. The important events in a child’s […]

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