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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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Fostering: Part 2

This is part 2 of a series of stories about fostering. Read on for Dr. Dyson’s personal adoption story that also gives you a glimpse into the fostering and adopting process. You might want to have some tissue handy.

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Listen up! Protect your hearing.

Did you know that 5 in 10 people listen to their music or audio at volumes that are too loud? You need to protect your ears! Hearing loss is permanent.

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The Dreaded Pink Eye

Pink eye could be viral, bacterial, allergic, chemical or mechanical (getting poked in the eye). Today we’ll focus on allergic, viral & bacterial causes.

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Why is my child sick all the time?

The average child will have four to eight viral respiratory infections each year. Each one of these illnesses can last two to three weeks before resolving.

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Read Across America And Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

By Dena Pepple, R.N. for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group. “YOU CAN FIND MAGIC WHEREVER YOU LOOK. SIT BACK AND RELAX, ALL YOU NEED IS A BOOK.” - DR. SEUSS Did you know that Read Across America is celebrated on March 2nd? Who better to remind us of the importance of...

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A new Marine in the family.

By Jody C. Brown, Director for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group. Recently our family, and a couple friends… 13 of us in total, had the honor and privilege of flying to San Diego and witnessing a Marine Corp boot camp graduation. Our youngest son enlisted in the delayed...

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness: Izzy B’s Story

By Abbie Engelhardt, R.N. for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group This is a personal story about my niece and congenital heart defect awareness. I wanted to share this story to raise awareness... congenital heart defects week is February 7- 14.  My sister, Lori and I were...

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Car Seat Safety: Protecting Your Precious Cargo

By Abbie Engelhardt, R.N. for Lee’s Summit Physicians Group Our children are our greatest blessings, so we need to keep them safe. Car seat safety is a great place to start. Specifications for your car seat and state car seat laws are thing every parent must know....

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