Meet Moms at Breastfeeding Forum

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

Meet Moms at Breastfeeding ForumForum is a great place for breastfeeding moms to find support, exchange experiences and discuss any concerns you might have.

We meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Capri Conference Room at Renown South Meadows Medical Center and each Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at The Lactation Connection at Renown Regional Medical Center.

For more information, call The Lactation Connection at 982-5210.

See our calendar for a full listing of breastfeeding and childbirth education classes and events.

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Talking to your Teen: Developing healthy relationships

By , February 12th, 2015 | Parenting, Safety, Teens | 0 Comments

Healthy Teen RelationshipsVanessa Slots, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics 

Relationships play a major role in our lives, especially during the teen years. Unfortunately, many teens have relationships that are unhealthy. One in 10 dating teens has experienced some form of dating violence. Dating violence can be stalking, emotional, physical or sexual abuse and can occur in person, online through social media or via text on a cell phone. Both boys and girls can be involved in unsafe and unhealthy relationships.

Below are some talking points that you can bring up with your teen when discussing healthy relationships.

  • Respect and support: Mutual respect is essential in maintaining healthy relationships. Each individual should feel respected, valued and …

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Heart Health Month: Part One: Obesity in Children and Adolescents – By the Numbers

By , February 10th, 2015 | Exercise, News, Nutrition, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Childhood ObesityChelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

All parents want what is best for their children. Keeping our kids healthy is a top priority and childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents.

Nearly 1 in 3 kids or teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese; nearly three times the number in 1963.

According to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in 2011-2102, 17% of children and adolescents age two-to-19 years old were considered obese. Obesity is defined as having a BMI (body mass index) >95 percentile. That is almost 20 out of every 100 children!

As of 2010, almost 25% of children under the age of 18 …

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