Tag - health

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What to Expect When Your Daughter Starts Puberty
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But It Smells Good!

What to Expect When Your Daughter Starts Puberty

My daughter is eight years old.  She loves jigsaw puzzles, lip smackers, and American Girl everything.  A little girl.  So it’s hard to believe it’s time to have “The Talk.”   Yes, the recommended age is eight.  The thought of sitting down with my second grader to discuss birds-and-bees is, to say the least, unsettling.  When I read this advice I was relieved that age eight was a long, long, year away. But  time flies.  My daughter just passed the halfway point to age nine.  I guess I need to get a move-on. It was so much easier when I worked in family medicine….

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But It Smells Good!

We stash it in the glovebox, in our backpacks and handbags.  There’s a ginormous jug of it sitting in our kids’ classrooms at school.  Stores sell it in mouthwatering scents (cucumber melon!).  And it gives us piece of mind that with each squirt we are protecting our children from illness. Not necessarily. The newspaper often goes from our driveway directly to the recycle bin because the content is just plain depressing.  However, I happened to pick through it recently and immediately catching my eye was the headline: Hand sanitizers dirty record; let soap do the job We all know good…

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