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Splinters Scrapes and Stings: Summer Solutions Starring Dr. Mom

Splinters Scrapes and Stings: Summer Solutions Starring Dr. Mom

Being a mom means always being on call.  Whether it’s splinters, stings, or scrapes, if blood or pain is involved kids blow right past dads to us.  Then they freak out and give accusing glances when it hurts while we fix it.  Totally unfair. OK, since I am an emergency doctor, perhaps in our family the mommy preference is reasonable.  [...]

Animal Crackers Marionette Show at Pembroke Mall

Animal Crackers Marionette Show at Pembroke Mall

Spectrum Puppets will perform at the Pembroke Mall's Art Space Open House on June 27th, a Sunday, at 2:00 pm. They will present the marionette show "Animal Crackers." 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-491-2873

Children’s Expert Pushes for Concussion Safety

Children’s Expert Pushes for Concussion Safety

When a child athlete gets a head injury during a game it’s a scary moment for everyone. After the downed player gets back on his or her feet the sense of relief is tangible. And when the still-woozy player jumps right back into position, the support from the sidelines can border on electric. Comments on the player’s “toughness” or [...]

How To Prepare Your NeedlePhobic Child For Shots

How To Prepare Your NeedlePhobic Child For Shots

My area of research is pain control, so I hear a lot of stories about drama at the doctor’s.  I’ve heard of families chasing a child down the street, bringing a barf bag for the clockwork consequence of getting upset, and more than one tale of a child getting “the vapors” and swooning post-shot.  (I’m in Georgia.  Here we swoon.  [...]

Shrek Glasses Recall from McDonalds Promotion

Shrek Glasses Recall from McDonalds Promotion

McDonald's will recall about 12 million "Shrek" drinking glasses because federal regulators found they contain the toxic metal cadmium, which poses health risks.  This glass was a promotional tie-in for the movie "Shrek Forever After."  Cadmium is a known carcinogen and can cause kidney, lung, intestinal and bone damage. McDonald’s has [...]

10 Foods Children Are Most Likely to Choke On

10 Foods Children Are Most Likely to Choke On

Parents need to think twice before offering the following foods to children under the age of 4 or 5. The 10 foods that pose the highest choking hazards for young children are hot dogs peanuts carrots boned chicken candy meat popcorn fish with bones sunflower seeds apples If you do offer your child hot dogs, cut them [...]

When to Buy Organic Produce – the Clean 15

When to Buy Organic Produce – the Clean 15

According to the Environmental Working Group, EWG, we can reduce the amount of toxins we consume, on a daily basis, by as much as 80 percent.  But you have to know which fruits and vegetables you should buy Organic and which are safe to buy that aren’t labeled organic. Most people ingest from 2 to 5 different pesticides a day … just [...]

Clean Your House without Toxic Chemicals- A Giveaway and Tips from Seventh Generation

Clean Your House without Toxic Chemicals- A Giveaway and Tips from Seventh Generation

Are you a cleaning conscious mama already or interested in switching to non-toxic cleaning products for the first time?  We have a great Seventh Generation Cleaning Kit Giveaway and Tip to help your home sparkle without the toxic chemicals. Thanks to Seventh Generation Mommi911 is giving away a Cleaning Kit that [...]

Help Your Child Develop and Grow through Movement- A Review of Growing an In-Sync Child

Help Your Child Develop and Grow through Movement- A Review of Growing an In-Sync Child

Every one of us need basic necessities to live, but children also need additional things to grow, develop and thrive.  Besides clean water, nourishing meals, clothing and a place to live, kids need human touch and love and a safe environment. Children also need movement to help their bodies and minds grow.  Many therapy programs for [...]

Take Advantage of Summer Camps in Hampton Roads

Take Advantage of Summer Camps in Hampton Roads

There are many, many summer programs to take advantage of in the Hampton Roads area.  Parents often don't realize that there are even inexpensive, and sometimes free, day programs that they can take advantage of during the summer months. Many local churches offer Bible Camps that are fun for all kids regardless of their religious [...]

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