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Does Your Teenager Have Chronic Fatigue?

  As I continue to ask every patient and their caretakers what their child’s eating and drinking habits are, specifically, what goes in the mouth and what time, I have found a serious crisis amongst American teenagers.  As adults, most […]

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If Meat Would Defrost Itself….

I used to tell people that if meat would defrost itself, divorce rate would be half of what it is, since deep down I truly believe this is a major factor that adds stress into most family’s lives. If meat […]

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How Much Candy is Your Child Drinking? Part 2 [Infographic]

Designed by Lillian Woo. Order the Book Available on Available on Available on —– Dr. Julie Wei is a pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialist and the author of A Healthier Wei. As a mother herself, Dr. Wei is a […]

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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 […]

“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 […]

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How Much Candy Is Your Child Drinking? [Infographic]

Designed by Ryoko Iwata. Order the Book Available on Available on Available on —– Dr. Julie Wei is a pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialist and the author of A Healthier Wei. As a mother herself, Dr. Wei is a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Don’t Let Your Child Skip Breakfast!

      Each day in clinic, as I meet patients and parents to discuss their child’s ear, nose, and/or throat problems, I try to consistently ask if their child eats “pretty healthy”. I keep the conversation light by asking […]

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