Raising Healthy Children

I am very happy to announce the arrival of my fourth child!   With the hectic schedule and lack of sleep that goes with a newborn in the house, I have been a bit lackadaisical about updating the blog.  The other day I was holding my new son and thinking about the heavy responsibility of parenting. I got to thinking about all the things that we as parents can do to positively impact their child’s future health. I have an entire section in my book explaining all the evidence for the impact of development on future risk of obesity so I thought I would post a snippet on the topic to show you how important it is. Continue reading

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Obesity Horror Stories

All thanks to heaven and PSE&G because I just got my power back after hurricane Sandy gave us quite a beating.  You may have heard my wife’s shouts of joy if you live within a three mile radius of our house.  All that time without the buzz of electricity allowed me some time to think about some of the recent things I’ve seen around the hospital that have reinforced the importance of the fight against obesity.  Seeing as Halloween was cancelled on the streets in the neighborhoods around here, I figured I’d give you a bit of a real-life horror show to help motivate you to lose weight.  I’ll relate just a few of the many stories of the horrors of obesity in the hospital.

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