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What I Wish I knew Before My 3-Year-Old Son Drowned

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I have 16 photos of my 3-year-old son on what would be his final day of life. In 14 of them, he is wearing a life jacket or puddle jumper, time-stamped photos of my boy, grinning proudly as we unknowingly marched toward the end. Our precious Levi, drowned in June …

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What Moms Can Do to Improve Pedestrian Safety

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There is one statistic that local moms are focused on right now. Twenty students have been involved in traffic accidents this school year alone. Nevada is one of the top 10 states with the worst drivers, with some of the highest rates of bicyclist and pedestrian deaths in the nation. This local …

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Vaping? How bad can it be?

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I have to be honest. Vaping was first becoming a thing when I was starting practice after residency, and when patients asked me about it, my common response was “Well, I feel like it has to be safer than smoking cigarettes, but there’s not enough evidence on it yet”. Here’s …

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7 Diseases That May Be Prevented by Brushing and Flossing

Dr. Perry Francis

If you could help prevent your children from dangerous, even life-threatening illnesses for something that takes about two to three minutes per day, would you do it?  I’m guessing you absolutely would.  Scientists are making new discoveries practically on a daily basis about the correlation between oral health and many …

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Painting for Compassion at Urban Roots Teaching Farm Delivers Messages of Hope

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On Saturday, the community is invited to come together for a special art project at the Urban Roots Teaching Farm, Painting For Compassion that is spreading positive messages of support and hope to the community while offering information and resources about suicide prevention. This event grew from a child’s question. Caroline …

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Modern Day Meltdowns

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  If you’re like me, I was raised in the era of stern voices and spanking. Just the threat of the wooden spoon and we snapped into order. But what we know now begs for a different tactic on this discipline style. Spanking and yelling at kids teaches them that …

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