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Screen Time and Children: What’s the Best Approach?

If you’re a parent in the 21st century, you face a problem the last generation of parents never dealt with: screen time. As with anything in the realm of parenting, there are varying stances on the topic. Do you limit it? Use it as a reward or punishment? And what’s...

Talking to Your Kids About Social Media Safety

There are so many questions to address when it comes to your kids and what they do online, whether on their computer, phone, or tablet. The news is littered with stories of children and teenagers who are bullied on social media, and you no doubt want to protect your...

Kindergarten Roundup: Preparing Your Child for School

If you’re the parent of a four- or five-year-old, you know what’s just around the corner: pre-kindergarten and kindergarten! Before you send your little one off to the big school, there are a few things you’ll want to make sure they have taken care of first. We’ve...

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Red Nose Day 2019

By Rhonda Pfaffly, Referral Coordinator for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group I’m so happy that it’s almost RED NOSE DAY! Why? Because with the purchase of a red clown nose at your local Walgreens, it can help child poverty all over the world. Red Nose Day funds programs...

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Part II of Kids and Electronics (Ages 6-18)

By Daniel E. Gershon, D.O. and Laura Salitros, D.O. - Lee's Summit Physicians Group We recently posted a blog about social media and young children (ages 0-5).  Now we move on to a more challenging situation: media and how it applies to school aged children and...

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The Epidemic of Kids and Technology – Part One: Ages 1-5

By Daniel E. Gershon, D.O. and Laura Salitros, D.O. - Lee's Summit Physicians Group This is the first in a series of blogs about children and technology. We've wanted to write about this subject for the past two years. It has become painfully clear to us that...

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Provider Spotlight: Annie Bennett, PNP

By Annie Bennett, PNP I grew up in Washington, Missouri, where I first developed my passion for caring for children. I volunteered at the local hospital reading to children prior to their doctors visits. I then went to the University of Missouri to study nursing and...

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Dental Health: Would you kiss a donkey if you had a toothache?

By Dena Pepple Would you kiss a donkey if you had a toothache? Do you go to the barber when you tooth hurts? Do you chew on chili peppers for your tooth pain? Would you have your tooth pulled in the town square by a traveling salesman? These are just a few of the "old...

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Reflecting on Star Wars and Lightsabers in examination rooms.

By Dr. Gershon and Dr. Yannette Thoughts on Star Wars from Dr. Gershon Dr. Yannette likes to tell his parents that his Star Wars rooms are better than mine. It’s a fun competition between us, but ultimately something that entertains our patients, their parents, and...

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Juuling and Vaping: The nitty-gritty on E-cigarettes.

By Sarah Dedrick, PNP It's hard as a parent of an adolescent to know what the latest trend is and what all the kids are doing. Being the mother of four children, two of those being teenagers, along with being a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, I try to stay in tune with...

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Happy New Year from LSPG! [Office Holiday Party Pics!]

Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2019? To finish out 2018, we wanted to share some photos of our office holiday party with you. We played games, exchanged gifts and had a great time celebrating the holidays. We hope your year is off to a good start! It's a great...

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Festive, Spooky and More – Darlene Makes it Happen

By Cindy Aldrige, F.N.P., Provider for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group Ever wonder how the decorations get changed at LSPG? There's someone that does a lot of work around LSPG, but never gets paid! Darlene Barnard, Dr. Barnard’s wife, was gracious enough to answer a few...

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Marijuana and CBD – Legal Status, Treatment and Risks

By Dr. Andrew Huss A drive down I-35 and I-70 just before the midterm elections in November 2018 showed me that change was coming. Billboards for two different CBD oil dispensaries and two separate medical marijuana bills greeted me during my morning commute. With the...

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