Join us for IHOP National Pancake Day!

By , February 19th, 2015 | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, News | 0 Comments

Tuesday, March 3 is IHOP National Pancake Day – enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes for a small donation at all participating IHOP locations in northern Nevada.

All proceeds on this day benefit your northern Nevada Children’s Miracle Network HospitalRenown Children’s Hospital!
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Heart Health Month: Part Two: Obesity Prevention Begins at Home

By , February 17th, 2015 | Events, Exercise, News, Parenting, Safety | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Last week we discussed the issue of childhood obesity and the fact that nearly 25% of children under the age of 18 in the state of Nevada are\ overweight.

Though government is working on trying to educate families on this issue, there is a lot of work still to be done.

Childhood ObesityIt really begins at the level of the parents and care givers of our children. To ensure your child prevents or overcomes obesity, please educate yourself.  Many of us weren’t taught how to be healthy by our own parents so it is up to us to teach our children how to be healthy. Here are some tips:


The Super Bowl ads were right – Dads in America really are changing their act

By , February 14th, 2015 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

Dads are changing their act(Washington Post) The rash of heart-wrenching commercials during the Super Bowl (such as the Toyota Camry commercial) may not only have made you tear up, but left many reflecting on the perception of fatherhood in American culture.

The data on fatherhood in the U.S. suggests there’s something changing, as the traditional idea of a dad is shifting from merely “responsible” to “emotionally invested.” Maybe a little manly tenderness is good for the economy:

More men are staying home to help raise the kids.

The number of fathers who stay home to watch children for any reason has nearly doubled since 1989, when 1.1 million were in this category. That figure peaked at 2.2 …

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