Checkup Newsroom (Technology)

2019
January
16,
2019
By now you may have seen the tragic story of Journey, a diabetic alert dog who died of a gunshot wound outside of her family's home.  Diabetic alert dogs like Journey are specially trained to detect high or low levels of blood sugar for kids like ...
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2018
February
27,
2018
By Kelly Wooley When Patti Wilson was pregnant with her daughter Melanie in 1980, health care and technology looked a whole lot different than it does today. Routine sonograms did not exist and there was no way for expectant mothers to know whe...
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2017
September
11,
2017
I love almost everything about practicing pediatrics but if there are two topics I have to pick as my favorites they would be: 1.Technology 2.Newborns So, you might not be surprised to hear that a new tool for evaluating jaundice using a sma...
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2016
August
11,
2016
My wife and I are currently in a (two-year) debate with our 10-year old son. He just hit double digits and used that landmark as the basis for his argument to get a smartphone. I practice what I preach, so he knew he was not going to get a phone as a...
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2015
March
11,
2015
Nine seconds. It took that long to outrage a country from what was seen and heard by members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma chanting a racial epithet on a bus. While the video shows that we haven’t progressed as...
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January
05,
2015
Since the beginning of time little children have been playing with sticks. You might think that with kids using technology more and more they play less and less with the real thing. But in this day and age, apps can be the new stick – just as fun, an...
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2014
November
20,
2014
Do you wish that mom at the park would parent her child so you don’t have to?Oh, there she is, over there checking out Facebook.Are you nervous every time her kid climbs up the ladder he might fall down and injure himself?She’s still playing Candy Cr...
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August
20,
2014
Every time your children score a point, gain lives, beat a level or win a prize on a video game or gadget, they arereceiving one of many frequent intermittent rewards that keep them hooked and focused. And parents wonder whytheir child is struggling ...
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July
26,
2014
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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