Tips for Staying Healthy and Active During the School Year

By , August 21st, 2014 | Events, Exercise, Nutrition, Parenting, Teens | 0 Comments

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Vanessa Slots, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics 

Tips for Staying Healthy and Active During the School YearSchool is back in full swing in Washoe County. Here are a few tips on how to be sure your kids stay healthy and active, even during busy school days.

Get enough sleep
Most children need eight to 12 hours of sleep to feel refreshed and ready to learn.

Eat a healthy diet
We all need well balanced meals to  fuel our bodies and brains for the day.


10 Breastfeeding Myths That Won’t Go Away

By , August 8th, 2014 | The Lactation Connection | 0 Comments

There is a lot of really good, really helpful information about breastfeeding out there. But between the Internet and the abundance of insights from well-meaning (but often woefully misinformed) friends and family, there is also a lot of misinformation.

We asked a team of breastfeeding experts for some of the most stubborn myths they hear day in and day out. Here’s what they said:

Myth #1: Breastfeeding is easy.

Yes, babies and mothers are hardwired for breastfeeding. And yes, for some new moms it does come easy. But the notion that for most women it is a completely seamless process, with no learning curve, is just plain wrong. Some women …

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New Class! Breastfeeding: The Next Phases

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Learn more about the adventures in parenting and breastfeeding in our newest class – Breastfeeding: The Next Phases. Our next class is Friday, August 15, 4-5 p.m. in the Capri Conference Room at Renown South Meadows Medical Center.

This class is held at the same time and location on the third Friday of each month. The class is free and no sign-up is necessary.

See our calendar for a full listing of breastfeeding and childbirth education classes and events.

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