Category Archives: Nemours

Effects of Lack of Sleep and Exercise on Teens

We as parents are used to being warned to watch out for the warning signs that our teens might be abusing drugs and alcohol as well as the negative effects these substances might have on their mental health.  A new … Continue reading

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Safety in the Snow

We’re bracing for a blizzard here on Long Island.  While the snow is pretty to look at sitting in the warmth of your living room but once you step outside all bets are off. Winter Driving Stay off the roads … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Explosions – Talking to Your Children

I’ve used this post before when dealing with the school shooting in Newton.  Unfortunately I must reuse it (perhaps one day there won’t be a need.) For those families touched by this tragedy my heart goes out to you. Nemours website offers … Continue reading

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that Lung Cancer is the #1 cancer killer in the United States? According to the CDC “Each year, about 200,000 people in the United States are told they have lung cancer and more than 150,000 people die … Continue reading

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