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Summer Goals

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Goal #1: Take my kids skating: I seriously cannot believe my children have never done this. Goal #2: Teach my children my phone number and our address: When I was the same age as my children, I not only knew my phone number, but everyone else's.... Read full article

Zebras on the Horizon

by Dr. Mindy Calandro, Pediatrician on

In medicine, you are taught to be on the lookout for “zebras in the horse pasture.” In other words, you should always keep in mind that the uncommon or out of place could be sitting right in front of you.... Read full article

Dishing Up Love While Waiting for a New Heart

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As a heart patient, Hunter Chase Henry is unable to do many of the active things other kids take for granted. But he shines as a chef, perfecting recipes and going by “Uncle Hunter” in the kitchen. The name comes from his nephew, Dustin, and nieces, ... Read full article

This Older Mom Will Always Be Young at Heart

by Amy Delaney on

Growing up, I remember a song about older women being beautiful lovers. I hope the same applies to older women being beautiful mothers. I am 44 and have a nine year old and a five year old. Granted, recent news of a woman in India giving birth to twi... Read full article

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Christmas Movie

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So here’s some recommendations for fun movies to watch with your children and the lessons you can learn together as a family....The pitiful Charlie Brown tree teaches us that no matter how broken or imperfect we are, love can fix anything.... Read full article



Bright Louisiana Beginnings

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IDEA Public Schools opened its doors in Southern Louisiana to 900 students in grades K-3 and 6, all of whom began their journey on the road to success in college and in life. ... Read full article

What's New With the Flu?

by Mindy L. Calandro, MD, FAAP on

Can you believe it is October? College football is in full swing, pumpkin spice abounds, and before you know it, Christmas decorations will be popping up in stores. You know what else that means? Flu season is here! You might be thinking...already? U... Read full article

Spring Healthy Families Day Is Almost Here!

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Spring Healthy Families Day will be overflowing with storybook readings, family yoga, kid-friendly cooking demonstrations, and opportunities to tour the new children’s pollinator garden and take a walk on the nature trail. ... Read full article

Tips for Recognizing Dating Violence

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A 16-year-old girl is head over heels with her new boyfriend. He’s charming and handsome, her ideal guy. But he’s been acting jealous lately when she talks with other friends, and he has even lost his temper over seemingly small things.... Read full article

E-Cigarettes and Vaping: A Dangerous Epidemic

by Mindy Calandro, MD, FAAP on

Vaping is a dangerous new epidemic that has been sweeping the country, especially in teens and young adults, and now, the Center for Disease Control is investigating if vaping is the cause of over 200 cases of severe lung disease as well as two death... Read full article

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