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May, 2020

  • 12 May

    Quarantine Life: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Beautiful

    Lynnette and Kids Chickadee Ridge

    I write this in week eight of the stay at home mandate. We’ve all had a different quarantine experience, and wanted to share our stories so that you know… You’re not alone… Yes, this is hard… And we’re in this together, even though we may physically be a part. Work and Homeschooling …

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March, 2020

  • 12 March

    Why Do We Fix Baby Teeth?


    I’ve heard this question many times in the decades I’ve been practicing dentistry. The short answer is that good dental hygiene matters just as much — if not more so — for baby teeth than for adult teeth. The reason is that our teeth affect many areas of development, from …

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  • 6 March

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

    Nicole 4

    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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January, 2020

  • 26 January

    Why You Should Seek Joy

    seek joy

    Most of us ponder the meaning of life. In all my trips around the sun, I found that this last one gave me the most insight into the simplest way to find the meaning of life. It all started with some conversations I had with my parents and my in-laws. They’re …

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  • 16 January

    Kick the Bucket List


    Something about the new year prompts a fascination with resolutions and bucket lists. We feel compelled to list out all the things we want to get done or experience, yet we rarely check everything off those lists. Almost every time I open my web browser, I see one: some story …

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  • 14 January

    What Moms Can Do to Improve Pedestrian Safety

    pedestrian safety in Reno

    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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  • 10 January

    Here’s How Local Teens Can Get Free Prom Attire for a Limited Time

    Lexie's Gift Prom Boutique

    Think back for a moment about your prom. Whether it was full of fun and frilly dresses — or a nightmare because the dude you were with was expecting to reach third base, and you weren’t ready — it was likely still an event that inspires abundant memories and maybe even a …

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December, 2019

  • 28 December

    Vaping? How bad can it be?


    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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  • 13 December

    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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November, 2019

  • 19 November

    Pasture Raised Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway


    People who know me well know I love to give and gift to others. I love helping with practical needs, such as groceries, and my husband and I prioritize a portion of our money to go towards doing so. What people don’t often know, is that many years ago, WE …

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