Parenting

Secondhand Smoke and Children: Know the Risk
Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to 400 deaths in infants each year, according to the CDC. Pediatrician Caroline G. Colden, MD, explains why quitting is the best thing smokers can do to improve their health and the health of their children.
 
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Caroline G. Colden, MD, Joins Children’s Healthcare of West Georgia
Strep throat, developmental milestones, vaccinations and well-checks: children have unique medical needs, and better access to care is coming to west Georgia and east Alabama as Caroline G. Colden, MD, joins the patient care team at Children’s Healthcare of West Georgia. Dr. Colden earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where she also completed her internship and residency in pediatrics.
 
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Try Small 'Bites' to Get Kids to Exercise

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise.

Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise science professor Avery Faigenbaum defined the term exercise-deficit disorder -- or EDD -- to draw attention to our children's shortfall when it comes to meeting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity recommendations of at least 60 minutes a day.

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Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters - but What Works?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The nightly dinner battles many parents have with picky toddlers can be exhausting. Now, research suggests that either pressuring or rewarding kids to eat healthier may backfire.

"These practices can reinforce fussy eating, increase preferences for unhealthy foods, and lead to excessive weight gain," study author Holly Harris, from the Centre for Children's Health Research at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, said in a statement.

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