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Surgeons and Fatherhood: Creating the Right Balance

Surgeons and Fatherhood: Creating the Right Balance

Creating the right work and home balance is very important in today’s society. We are all in a hurry to get through our days and then repeat the process again the next day. However, striking the right balance as a surgeon and a father is challenging due to the nature...
Breakfast Is More Important Than You Think

Breakfast Is More Important Than You Think

Having breakfast each morning has long been a recommended habit. For youngsters, a healthy breakfast provides energy and helps them concentrate. By being able to focus, students do better academically. However, the latest research also indicates that having breakfast...
Should We Worry About Screen Time for Our Kids?

Should We Worry About Screen Time for Our Kids?

Parental and societal concern with adolescent “screen time” seems to be the contemporary equivalent of an earlier generation’s worry over too much time in front of the television. As technology has advanced and media options have expanded, screen time has come to...
Ode to Christmas Eve Pancreatic Trauma

Ode to Christmas Eve Pancreatic Trauma

Twas the night before Christmas and I sat all alone, Because our fellow went North and never came home. The instruments were strung on the table with care, In hopes that anesthesia soon would be there. The chief was nestled all snug in his bed, While visions of...
Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

Sadly, the number of traffic accidents increases each year, and children are mostly affected. This is a crucial reason why parents should make safety a top priority when it comes to traveling with their child. Using a proper car seat will ensure your child is safe and...
How Does Surgery Fix an Inguinal Hernia?

How Does Surgery Fix an Inguinal Hernia?

While anyone can get an inguinal hernia, it’s a condition that affects males more often than females. The inguinal canal is different in males than in females. In males, the inguinal canal runs the length between the abdomen and the scrotum and holds the...
Gastroschisis

Gastroschisis

Though uncommon, gastroschisis is a birth defect that can cause significant health consequences for infants born with the condition. What is This Condition? Gastroschisis occurs when a hole develops in an unborn baby’s abdominal wall. In most instances, the...
The Importance of a Flu Shot

The Importance of a Flu Shot

The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing which means another flu season has arrived. Children are particularly vulnerable to complications occurring from the flu, but getting them vaccinated can go a long way to protecting them from harm. Some people...
The Rise of ADHD in Kids

The Rise of ADHD in Kids

According to a study conducted in 2016 by the Centers for Disease Control, over six million children had been diagnosed with ADHD between the ages of 2-17. Psychiatrists are not completely sure why there are so many more children being diagnosed, but there are several...