Checkup Newsroom (Kim Mangham)

2019
January
15,
2019
| 05:14 PM America/Chicago
Meals should be a happy and pleasant childhood experience. In our busy lives, it might be one of the few times when we all slow down and check in with one another. But I hear from my patient families all the time that it's anything but relaxing. ...
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2018
August
02,
2018
| 05:10 PM America/Chicago
Kim Mangham, M.D., a Cook Children’s pediatrician in Keller, estimates most kids get sick about 6 to 8 times a year, which can cause frustration for parents and leave them wondering if they should do something more to keep them healthy. “They ofte...
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2016
December
09,
2016
| 05:35 PM America/Chicago
It never fails. You go to the local playground, you turn your back for five minutes and your kid has stuck dirt or a worm in her mouth. Without constant attention, your child is covered in mud and has his shoes off whenever he goes outside. Don't ...
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July
11,
2016
| 12:02 AM America/Chicago
If you have children obsessed with Pokémon, and don’t we all, you may have been asked to download Pokémon Go for them. After all since its release on July 6, Pokémon Go has become a sensation. It’s already on more than 51 percent of all Android ph...
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February
10,
2016
| 10:48 PM America/Chicago
When I discuss normal newborn sleep patterns with parents at their first several visits, I usually end up with a 4 month old who sleeps through the night. But I have trouble fixing sleep problems in a 2 year old. When I advise my 3 year old patien...
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January
28,
2016
| 05:27 PM America/Chicago
Did you know that neither the Fort Worth ISD nor the Dallas ISD currently have recess policies? At least not yet, but both school districts are considering adopting a policy and Dallas ISD could have one by the end of the day. That news makes K...
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2015
October
25,
2015
| 01:23 AM America/Chicago
Your kids have baskets full of sugary candy after trick-or-treating. How can you let them have some sweets while trying to keep them healthy? Limiting how much Halloween candy your kids eat isn't as tricky as it seems. Stop them from getting too m...
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September
22,
2015
| 05:56 PM America/Chicago
Why is it important for us to find down time for our kids and our families? Dan Buettner writes in his book, “The Blue Zones” that taking time to relieve stress is one of the secrets not only to longevity, but to enjoying life free from chronic disea...
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September
21,
2015
| 09:57 PM America/Chicago
If you live in or near Fort Worth, you have seen the signs: “Life is short. We're making it longer.” The initiative is a city-wide effort by Fort Worth to improve the health of the city using principles discussed in the book “The Blue Zones: 9 lesson...
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January
16,
2015
| 08:38 PM America/Chicago
Hand hygiene is important year-round, but it's critical during winter when the spread of virus peaks. Plant the seeds of cleanliness early by modeling proper hand washing for toddlers - 20 seconds of scrubbing from wrists to fingernails does the tric...
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2014
November
26,
2014
| 06:01 PM America/Chicago
"Yum", I think to myself as I go through the serving line at the home of my in-laws. I am making plates for my kiddos first and skip right over the lima beans. "Get some lima beans for the kids," my father-in -law suggests. "Oh, they don't like lima ...
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September
29,
2014
| 10:30 PM America/Chicago
There are magical moments in our memory that make us happy. One of the best for me occurred at the state fair. It was a crisp fall day. It was a blue clear sky, and in my mind’s eye it was perfect. My best friend and I had spent the day together – se...
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August
15,
2014
| 07:02 PM America/Chicago
This is the conclustion in our series on the Conklin family's efforts to go screen free, or at least cut back, from media this summer. This time, the kids have their say. ...
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August
08,
2014
| 05:00 PM America/Chicago
This is part 5 in the Conklin family's efforts to go screen free, or at least cut back, from media this summer. Here's how our little experiment went on the road ... ...
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August
01,
2014
| 07:01 PM America/Chicago
We attempted to go media free and wouldn’t you know? Nailed it!!!Just kidding. We far from nailed it.Ok guys, this is HARD.The Conklins are not taking to going screen free likes ducks to water. Like. At. All.You know the ancient proverb "fall down se...
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July
26,
2014
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
I had this amazing, Mom of the Year type plan where our family would reduce our use of electronics to 1 hour a day and provide the kids an opportunity to EARN up to another hour of screen time per day by doing various chores around the house. Awesome...
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July
18,
2014
| 03:50 PM America/Chicago
The Conklin family see Kim Mangham, M.D., a pediatrician in Keller. The parents and their three children are cutting back on their screen time this summer and mom, Aubrey, will be blogging (yes, we see the irony) about how it’s going on a regular bas...
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July
11,
2014
| 05:24 PM America/Chicago
The Conklin family see Kim Mangham, M.D., a pediatrician in Keller. The parents and their three children are cutting back on their screen time this summer and mom, Aubrey, will be blogging (yes, we see the irony) about how it’s going on a regular bas...
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