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Preseason Physical Exams for Your Athletes

Preseason Physical Exams for Your Athletes

In the state of Alabama, all middle school and high school athletes are required to complete a preseason physical exam once per calendar year before participating in any competition. The goal is two-fold: safe participation and injury prevention. What happens during a sports physical exam? To ensure that an athlete is healthy and physically able(…)

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Greene Street Market & Children’s Corner

Greene Street Market & Children’s Corner

Has your family experienced the Greene Street Market on Thursdays yet? What are you waiting for? The Greene Street Market at Nativity is more than a standard farmer’s market. In addition to offering vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, prepared meals, cheeses, preserves, relishes, salsas, herbs and flowers, you will find scrumptious homemade baked goods, ice cream(…)

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Triathlons For Kids in Huntsville

Triathlons For Kids in Huntsville

Most kids love to swim, bike, and run around like maniacs. This is just common knowledge. However; if you have a triathlete in your family, they will see these actions as the foundation for a triathlete. With my triathlete-husband’s encouragement, our 7-year old daughter decided she wanted to try to do triathlons and duathlons this(…)

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Bonking and Swagging with Hot Shots: Type 1 Diabetes Support for Tennessee Valley Children and Their Parents

Bonking and Swagging with Hot Shots: Type 1 Diabetes Support for Tennessee Valley Children and Their Parents

Mallory is an energetic, happy little girl with a luminous smile. She likes gymnastics and soccer. She is also, at 7, already a familiar traveler in a world of basal rates, infusion sites, and riding the “glucoaster.” She has never known a world without rigorous daily medical care. Mallory has Type 1 diabetes. Ross and(…)

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Teething Troubles

Teething Troubles

As a pediatric dentist, I see patients from birth to age twenty-one. In one chair there may be a college age teen who needs his wisdom teeth removed, and in the next, an eight month old with new teeth just coming in. Yes, we see such young babies. It is important to have the first(…)

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Hope for the Challenging Child

Hope for the Challenging Child

After 30 years as a pediatrician, I’ve seen that in every arena parents face many challenges. It’s difficult to get a child to: eat a balanced diet play creatively outdoors play peaceably with other children obey simple directives Many parents are startled with behavior and attitude problems. The sources of these problems are many, among(…)

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