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Painful Urination and Its Causes

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Children’s Medical Group Now that we are feeling the heat of summer, let’s discuss an issue common to the season. Dysuria, or painful urination, is a common complaint we hear during this time. First, let’s discuss the anatomy of the urinary system. Urine is formed […]

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These Debt Reduction Strategies Are a Bad Idea

Q. I’ve been seeing lots of ads lately for debt consolidation companies, debt settlement companies and the HELOC. Are any of these methods for reducing debt a good idea? A. No. These are all bad ideas when it comes to getting out of debt. There’s a lot of buzz these days surrounding all the “quick” […]

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Teen Turmoil: Helping Teens Manage Their Emotions

Let’s face it: there’s nothing simple about being the parent of teens. One moment they’re totally happy, and the next moment nothing is right, including anything you say to them! How do you help teens better manage their emotions? Here’s what the experts suggest:  Help Them Understand Their Emotions When teens experience emotional ups and […]

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Your Guide to Hosting the Ultimate Kid’s Home Birthday Party

“When you open up your home, you’ll develop a deeper bond with your guests. When they’re invited into your space, they get to know you better,” Samuels says. Another home party perk: You can be as creative as you want. If you want to transform your backyard into a circus, there’s no one saying: “Sorry. […]

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Tweens, Teens and Screens:
Their “Online” Life IS Their “Offline” Life

Summer is here! This means long, hot days spent hanging with family and friends, vacations with loved ones, and for many who are getting ready to go off to college or graduate next year…it means a summer full of making ALL the memories!  Often times this means your teens are documenting everything they are doing. […]

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Don’t Control, Fix or Avoid

From 2000 to 2016, opioid-related deaths in the U.S. increased by 300%.  In contrast, Germany, the 2nd largest opioid prescribing country, did not experience an increase. The huge difference is that Germans believe discomfort is a part of the healing process while Americans believe it should be fully avoided. I believe that the American culture’s […]

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From the Publisher July 2022

If you walk through my home and look around long enough you are sure to find little pieces of tape, maybe a random thumb tack in a wall somewhere, and a piece or two of confetti the vacuum missed. This is due to my deep love of decorating for any and every celebration, especially birthdays. […]

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Summer Means Fun (and Time For Annual Check-Ups)

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Children’s Medical Group Why are check-ups so important? They are an opportunity for your pediatrician to catch up with all your child’s health issues. It’s also a great time to make sure your child is on track to excel in the next year as well. […]

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The Importance of Finding Your Tribe

When my first child was born 13 years ago I was thrilled to be a mom and so in love with my son. My husband and I had decided that I would become a stay-at-home mom and I was looking forward to all the time I could spend with my son. After a few months […]

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Teach Them, Don’t Enable

Q. My younger brother and his wife did their taxes last month and learned they owe $15,000 to the IRS. I love them both, but they are extremely irresponsible with money. I know they have a lot of credit card debt, too. I am debt-free, including my home after following your plan, and would like […]

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