Homemade Baby Food vs. Store-Bought: The Pros & Cons

Homemade Baby Food

As new parents, we want to do what’s best for our baby. Creating a healthy, safe haven for our newborn takes precedence over all else, and once baby is old enough to have solid foods (around 4-6 months), parents begin to discuss if the store bought option or homemade baby food is best for their…

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How to Spot Eating Disorders in Your Teen

How to Spot an Eating Disorder in Your Teen

Eating disorders include extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding both the issues of food and the person’s weight. However, these disorders often go unnoticed by the victim’s family and friends. Eating disorders often develop during the teenage years or the stage of early adulthood. The most common eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating…

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Nutrition & Exercise Needs For Teens

Nutrition & Exercise Needs For Teens

Between balancing academics, a part time job and extracurricular activities, being a teenager is no easy feat. Your teen’s hectic schedule may interfere with receiving the proper nutrition and exercise his or her growing body needs. With these simple nutrition and fitness tips, your teen will have more energy to lead a happy, healthy lifestyle:…

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Stages of Puberty – What is Normal and What is Not?

Puberty is an often-confusing time, both for the pubescent child and for their parents. Thanks to the hormonal influence of testosterone and estrogen, the changes that occur as a part of puberty can vary greatly for each individual child.  As pediatricians, we want to help provide you with trusted information so that you can recognize…

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