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By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
May 26, 2019
Category: Healthy Kids
Tags: Vaccines   Books   family   sleep   Meals   Play   Thankfulness   healthchildren.org   friends   kindness  
Focus on 10 Things to Be Thankful For

November 2018 | Issue No. 175

Healthychildren.org

I encourage all families to subscribe to this excellent website.    Dr. T

Vaccines
#1. Vaccines
Vaccines are one of medicine's greatest discoveries, saving an estimated 42,000 lives in the U.S. each year. We are fortunate to live in a country that makes vaccinations available. Here are 14 diseases you almost forgot about THANKS TO VACCINES! 
Also on our list:
#2. Kindness. Now more than ever, it's important to recognize kindness. Model it; children learn by watching. Be thankful when others show you that same respect.
#3. Our Village"It takes a village to raise a child." Hooray for grandparents, neighbors, teachers, friends, and others who touch your life directly or indirectly.
#4. Time to Play! Put down your smartphone. Play with your children. Be thankful for this magical age where fun and games help children thrive. 
#5. Our Differences. We live in a melting pot. Teach your children to honor those differences and celebrate the ways that make our country unique and awesome! 
#6. Our Children's Friends. They come into their lives for reason. Be grateful for the lessons each relationship brings, espeically about helping them feel secure outside the family. 
#7. Books. A really great book has the power to teach and inspire us, and that is a gift. Instill a love of books from a young age, and read with your child.
#8. Sleep. A good night's rest for everyone in the family is often what many parents are thankful for; we understand!   
#9. Family Meals. Eating at least three family meals together each week is associated with healthier kids. Give thanks each time you are able to sit down, talk, and eat together; not just on Thanksgiving.  
#10. Healthy Children. Here's a no brainer, right? By visiting HealthyChildren.org, you know a reliable and trusted source when you see one. You've got this, and we appreciate your support!   

 

 

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
May 14, 2019
Category: Healthy Kids
By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
March 13, 2019
Category: Healthy Kids
Tags: Healthychildren   Instagram  
AAP From Header

Join HealthyChildren.org on Instagram
HealthyChildren.org is now on Instagram. @HealthyChildrenAAP is a place where parents can turn for expert advice powered by pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Posts will be in English and Spanish. The account will also feature a new #AskThePediatrician video series in which Academy members will answer common parenting questions. AAP members are encouraged to follow up and share with parents that HealthyChildren.org is now on Instagram.

By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
February 02, 2019
Category: Healthy Kids
Tags: pregnancy   Free   Webinar   Dental Care   tooth brushing  
 
DON'T MISS THIS FREE HEALTHYCHILDREN.ORG PARENT WEBINAR!
 
 
 
Join us Thursday, February 21, 2018 at 1 pm Central Time!
2PM Eastern Time
 
Good oral health during pregnancy is important for the health of your baby. Women who have cavities when they are pregnant can pass the bacteria that causes them along to their children, and gum disease can lead to premature birth or low birth weight.

Attend this free 45-minute webinar to learn why oral health is important during pregnancy and get tips on how to take care of your own mouth and your little one's once they have arrived. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. 

Not expecting a baby anytime soon? Please help us spread the word by  sharing this important email with friends or family who are pregnantthank you!

 
 
PS: If you are unable to attend the live event, but would still like to be notified when this webinar is archived on HealthyChildren.org, go ahead and register now so we will have your contact information. Thank you! 

 

Many High School Pitchers Suffer Pain as Pitch Counts Mount

baseball pitcher

MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The new baseball season could bring pain to lots of America's younger players. By 

New research shows that more than half of all high school pitchers are likely to suffer discomfort in their throwing arm during the season.

"We found that the number of injuries peaked early -- only about four weeks in -- and then slowly declined until the end of the season," said James Onate. He's associate professor of health and rehabilitation sciences at the Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute in Columbus, Ohio, part of Ohio State University.

"We see a lot of kids who didn't prepare in the offseason, and when their workload goes through the roof they're not prepared for the demand of throwing," Onate said in a university news release.

For the study, Onate and his colleagues at the university's Wexner Medical Center asked 97 players to submit a weekly questionnaire by text message.

"Most of the pain reported was mild or moderate and players were actually continuing to play through it," Mike McNally, a researcher at Ohio State University's School of Health and Rehabilitation, said in the news release. "Part of the reason we think we're seeing a decline is because players start to get used to playing through the pain as the season goes on. So they likely still have that pain, it just doesn't affect them like it used to."

Onate and McNally are exploring the biomechanics of overuse injuries. They have developed a high-tech pitching mound that measures the amount of force driven by the legs, trunk and arms when throwing. In addition, they have a preseason program that helps pitchers avoid injuries.

"We're starting to pinpoint what's going to be the personalized approach to an individual to be able to throw, and then tweak it from there," Onate said. "The whole goal is to keep the kids safe to be able to do what they want to do."

One idea: extend the high school baseball season so that games aren't played in close succession, the researchers said. That could ease up on repetitive pitches, lowering the injury rate.

"Spreading out games is important in that it allows players to get some recovery time. Rainouts and postponements force kids to go from playing a few games a week to five or six games per week," McNally said. "When that happens, you have a high school kid that's essentially playing a major league schedule, which can accumulate and cause more pain and injuries."

More information

Baseball Strength Training & Injury Prevention Video from the AAP

Little League Elbow

SOURCES: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, news release, June 1, 2018