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Kale Salad with Almonds and Apples Kids Will Love

  This year a friend made for us a kale salad which was so delicious it’s now Claire’s favorite salad! It’s simple and nutritious with awesome crunch. I made some minor modifications and hope you will try this recipe for...

We Are Smarter Than Industry Advertisement! Don’t Buy “LIQUID CANDY”!

I am so grateful to our Emergency Department Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, who have continued to refer many children that come in to the ED for sudden “croup” attacks as they know my passion for helping these families and children...

Silken Tofu Smoothies & Yogurt

Growing up in Taiwan, tofu, soymilk, and other soy products were a part of my diet as it is in many Asian countries. While one may think it’s the equivalent of western cow milk and dairy products, Asians do not...

“The Milk and Cookie Disease” on Everydayhealth.com

I am grateful to Everyday Health for having me as a Guest Columnist, helping to increase awareness of MCD and the serious epidemic facing all of our children today.  As you read the article, I hope you too will  believe as...

How Should I Clean My Kid’s Ear Wax?

As an Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist for children, I am not only the self proclaimed “snot queen” but also the “wax queen”! Every clinic day I meet children of all ages who may be referred by their pediatricians and...

It’s time to rethink the drink: 5 Healthy Alternatives to Juice & Flavored Milk

Every day families ask me what their child is suppose to drink if juices (apple juice, Capri Sun, etc) and flavored milk are not good options, especially if their children won’t drink water…. Here are 5 healthy alternatives: – Water...

Recurrent CROUP – The Answer May be in What Your Child is Drinking!

Since my arrival to Central Florida last June, I have seen many preschool and school aged children with recurrent "croup". These are children who are usually otherwise completely healthy, but has "episodes" or attacks where they have trouble breathing, have...

Childhood Obesity Risks Starts Before School Age!

A new study from Emory was published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently which showed almost half of children who are obese by eighth grade were already overweight by kindergarten! This federally funded study followed a nationwide sample of more...