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July 30, 2020

We can all agree that alongside the evolution of technology, green grass and outdoors games have slowly been replaced by smartphone screens.

In fact, a 2017 study conducted by The Lancet indicated that 63% of U.S. children spend over two hours a day on recreational scre...

The past few months have been a wild ride. Our world seems to change by the day, and our family lives have been changed along with it. To boot, the great mystery still exists: What lies before us? Hopefully, the chance to reinvent ourselves, our families and our commun...

May 29, 2019

Warmer temperatures mean being outdoors more and being outdoors more in the summer naturally mean pesky BUGS. Mosquitos, flies and ants are especially bothersome when we are home trying to enjoy a BBQ or family time outside. 

We gathered a list of a few plants that natu...

April 20, 2019

Studies show that kids today spend, at best, anywhere from 70% to 50% of the time we did outdoors. As a nation, we gave ourselves a D- on our US Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth with more than ¾ of our kids failing to get the minimum required dai...

As a pediatric psychologist, I’ve observed firsthand the many ways that being short on sleep can impact the well being of kids and families; and as a working mom, I’ve lived through the many practical challenges that can get in the way of making a good night’s sleep a...

During the winter it is important to take a vitamin d supplement but now that the sun is shining, get out there and get your dose from the sun!

April 11, 2018

It is understandable that at times it can be difficult to control screen time in technological world. Screens have taken over schools and workplaces, and it is undeniable that these devices are a strong resource. However, to keep up with your health as well as keeping...

The prevalence of mental health issues in the general pediatric population is high, increasing in frequency from childhood through adolescence. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that the 12-month prevalence of mental health disorders f...

March 5, 2018

Lack of sleep can also cause individuals to participate in a daunting cycle that involves two hormones known as leptin and ghrelin. The leptin hormone, which is responsible for letting our bodies know that we should stop eating, decreases when an individual does not ob...

Dr. Gabriel hears it every day, what can I give my child? Whatever the ailment, so many people want that wonder pill that will make it all go away.

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