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McDonald’s Open Door Tour – Interesting Facts Part I

McDonald’s Open Door Tour – Interesting Facts Part I

McDonald’s has a NEW Happy Meal.  When other restaurant chains aren’t changing their menu or thinking healthy options, McDonald’s seems to be adding healthy options left and right.  Even better, they are giving us healthier options for our kiddos! Coming soon to McDonald’s everywhere is the ne McDonald’s Happy Meal.  It was already available at(…)

Let’s Talk Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Let’s Talk Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Guest post by Kate, Events Calendar Editor There are few issues that cause me to get out my soap box.  There is one that hits so close to home that it is hard to put the soap box away, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  There are more studies results than a person could ever read.  There is(…)

Turn that kid around!…until age 2, anyway

Listen up!  The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new policy statement advising parents to keep little ones rear-facing in the car until age two, or until the child exceeds the height or weight limit for the car seat.   Prior to the release of this statement, many parents had been using their child’s first(…)

Get rid of those excuses!  You do have time to run.

Get rid of those excuses! You do have time to run.

Guest Blog by Lisa Evers,  Healthy Runner Wife I hear women say all the time how they would love to run, but they just don’t have time because they have kids.  Well I’m here to tell you that you are incorrect.  If you want something bad enough you can do it!  Think of running as(…)

8 Tips for Keeping Your Child Healthy During Fall Allergy Season

8 Tips for Keeping Your Child Healthy During Fall Allergy Season

By: Dr. Melissa K. Benbow Children’s Medical Center of Dayton         With the start of the new school year comes the unwelcomed beginning of fall allergy season. From sneezing to itching and everything in between, fall allergy season can be a frustrating time for both you and your child. As a pediatrician(…)