I recently traveled and hiked in Norway. During my trip I discovered that every kid goes outside every day of the school year, often in rain and snow, frequently exploring in the woods found nearby. This and many other studies have shown that the Norsemen are educationally pretty smart cookies.
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About Dr. Ronald Rimer
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Entries by Dr. Ronald Rimer
Pediatricians, like most folks, are human. We can have our feelings hurt just like anyone else. At KPA, our staff, including doctors, nurses and ancillary team members, are reminded at every opportunity to be kind and courteous to our patients and their parents. We also realize that parents are frequently frightened and anxious about their […]
The risks of being lazy about your contact lenses are probably more serious than you think. http://on.wsj.com/1ELeBHn When you send your sweet babies off to college, don’t forget to include these tips as part of your hygiene instructions.
Here is something from WSJ.com that might interest you: The best way to cheer for a child from the sidelines.
We blessed the backpacks at church last week but some of our kids seemed more interested in a ceremony called “cursing of the backpacks”. It does seem that in this age of IPads and Kindles that backpacks would have already been relegated to the dustbin of history. But if your child’s pack exceeds 20% of […]
Part of young parents’ reticence to immunize their kids is due to the fact that they have lived in a golden age of medicine; they have never witnessed the ravages of measles, chickenpox or polio so the natural fear that they should have is largely absent. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Elder pediatricians, including […]
A reminder that anything around your baby’s neck is a strangulation hazard unless it is easily broken, in which case, if there are beads rolling around on the floor, it has become a strangling hazard. As my old Scottish physics professor Dr. King used to say, “Have a care!”
A funny article about mosquitoes that makes you glad to be from Knoxville rather than Shungnak or Kobuk, AK!’ Click here to read full article.
A great article about building core strength in addition to aerobic conditioning as ingredients in creating healthy children with good habits for a fulfilling life. Click here to read full article.
Sleep deprivation in our children is an insidious health problem with potential for multiple types of health problems later in life. School age kids need 9-11 hours of sleep nightly, some more, a very few a bit less. And sleep hygiene is equally important. Speak to your pediatrician if you have any concerns about your […]