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Wear Red Day 2022

A Reminder to Moms to take care of themselves. Today is February 4, 2022 and it also happens to beWear Red Day! Wear Red Day started in 2004 as a day to bring awareness to Cardiovascular Disease in Women. Did you know that Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women? So manyContinue Reading

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kids and their heritage and a second language. Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

October 28, 2020 I was reading an article the other day in JAMA Pediatrics about how patients that didn’t speak English had more complications in the hospital than patients that spoke English.  I mean, much worse….These children were twice as likely to have an adverse outcome during their hospital stayContinue Reading

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stress and kids Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

October 21, 2020 “She is having headaches and she is nauseous every morning before school. At night, she has trouble sleeping and comes into my room at night. I’m worried.”  If this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. Doctors all over the country are seeing more and more patientsContinue Reading

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Child develops sense of self Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

You’re scrolling through instagram and you see countless photos and videos of women in amazing shape and with what look like perfect bodies. You scroll past, stop at a few funny memes and keep scrolling without giving it another thought.  Your teens, however, are also scrolling through these images. MaybeContinue Reading

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gratitude - Elizabeth Vainder, M.D.

The longing for the store bought dress: A lesson on gratitude and appreciation. August 19, 2020 During my high school years, finances were tight. I knew that my parents couldn’t afford to buy me many of the name brands that my friends were buying, so I just didn’t ask forContinue Reading

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“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds. “ -Aristotle August 6, 2020 Hey there! I hope you’re doingContinue Reading

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May 20, 2020 As pediatricians, we frequently receive updates regarding topics of interest that the Academy of Pediatrics finds important for us to be aware of. Recently, a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics caught my attention. They are recommending that doctors write a “PRESCRIPTION FOR PLAY!”.Continue Reading

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May 13, 2020 “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”-Walt Disney Perhaps you have been there. You are in a board meeting or a classroom and an idea pops into your head. Your thoughts are elaborate. You are imagining something so amazing it has your head spinning. Suddenly youContinue Reading

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April 29, 2020 I think my tendency to worry grew 100 fold when I became a parent. Deciding on a doctor, how and what to feed the baby, what to buy, understanding what is harmful and what isn’t. There are so many decisions to make as a parent and youContinue Reading