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Apr 11, 2014

My child is constipated. What can I do?

Constipation is common, especially in children, and can be caused by changes such as toilet training, stress, travel illness or the start of school. If your child is frequently constipated: 1) Provide a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and fiber. 2) Be sure your child drinks enough liquids daily to turn the urine clear or light yellow. 3) Plan daily toilet-sitting time for at least 5 to 10 minutes to help get things moving. … Read More

Apr 3, 2014

Talk to your kids about energy drinks

Energy drinks are a $12.5 billion dollar industry in the United States, and while the sale of soda continues to decrease, energy drink sales grew by 6.7 percent in 2013. Consumption is increasing among middle school and high school students, especially boys. The increase is driven by powerful marketing machines that target advertising to teens and young adults in ways that didn’t exist 10 years ago — game systems, downloaded apps on personal phones, reading … Read More

Mar 21, 2014

Could your child have narcolepsy?

Victoria was 13 when she started experiencing unrelenting sleepiness. This was out of character for her and was confusing because she was getting the amount of sleep most kids her age need. She and her parents attributed the increased need for sleep to adolescence. They became much more concerned when she started falling to the ground unexpectedly. She was assessed twice in the emergency room for this problem and admitted to the hospital after the … Read More

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And they're off! King elementary teachers doing a great job of keeping their kids active. http://t.co/yFEAzzE4fX

"Who wants to be a runner some day?" 17 year old Olympian, Mary Cain, gets us all up & moving! http://t.co/m7nKURWmT4

King elementary kids won the "GoNoodle" contest, which promotes in-classroom physical activity to give kids "brain breaks". Congrats!

Starting the morning at King Elementary, along with @RandallChildren & @OurLegacyHealth, talking kids health! http://t.co/eQ8FF9a2AC

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A huge thank you to the teens at Columbia River High for raising $115,000 for Doernbecher! http://t.co/SttrCOCSbd

A huge thank you to the teens at Columbia River High for raising $115,000 for Doernbecher! http://t.co/92WxNkFdVp

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