Checkup Newsroom (JustinSmith)

2019
April
29,
2019
Popular rocking sleepers have been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons.  Last week, Kids2 recalled all of its rocking sleeping models after reports that say five children have died in its sleeper since they were introduced in March 20...
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2015
October
19,
2015
Health information can be confusing for everyone. October is Health Literacy Awareness Month. What is health literacy? Health literacy is being able to find, understand, and use health-related information to make good health care decisions for ...
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June
16,
2015
“I just can’t let him play sports because his asthma is SOOOO bad.” Asthma is a big problem across the country with about 25 percent of children age 9 diagnosed. Children ages 6-9 are three times more likely to have asthma than others in the state...
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March
31,
2015
Track season is up and running and many of our junior high and high school athletes are training themselves to run faster and jump higher. Physical activity is clearly beneficial for our students. It can lead to increased health, decreased risky beha...
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February
17,
2015
Doctors complain about patient demands. Patients sometimes complain that doctors don’t give them what they want. A recent study done in the adult oncology world and published in JAMA, found that doctors had a perception that patients were demandin...
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2014
December
18,
2014
This time of year I hear many different opinions about the flu and flu vaccines. Don’t believe the hype, talk to your doctor if you have questions or if you hear something that doesn’t make sense.Flu Myth #1The flu shot can give you the flu.Nope. Not...
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June
05,
2014
“I’m just pretty sure he’s using drugs, can you go ahead and run a test?”“Mrs. Jones wants to talk with you about something before you go in the room with Jimmy, want me to grab her?”I overhear this conversation regularly between parents and nurses i...
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May
09,
2014
Mother's Day is this weekend (Dad/Daughter/Son, put down the phone/tablet/laptop and run to get a card or something).This video about the #WorldsToughestJob went viral last week.  If you haven't watched it yet, please do, it is worth your time.In thi...
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May
07,
2014
Anything in blood stream could be transmitted to breast milk: food, drug (over the counter medicine, prescription, oral and other) alternative/herbal medicines. Because of this, when you are breastfeeding, it is important to notify your pediatrician ...
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April
14,
2014
The decision made by the New York Mets' Daniel Murphy to miss opening day so he could attend the birth of his son has placed increased focus on paternity leave for dads. Guess what?  Some sports talk show hosts made idiots of themselves by overreacti...
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