CanopyCare

CanopyCare

A premium on demand healthcare service for kids!

Canopy Care is the marriage between personal and caring medicine with ease of access and integrated technology. Focusing on pediatrics first, we aim to bring your child's healthcare needs to you in the form of telemedicine, emails, image-sharing, texting, phone calls, and in-home visits.

Health is not just about the body, but also the mind, development, nutrition, and exercise. Canopy Care wants to be a partner in your child's health-in both illness and wellness. We offer high-touch communication that goes both ways. We will reach out to you regularly via your preferred method with updated health information, fun and healthy recipes, local activities that promote fitness and community, and individual reminders.

We look forward to knowing you and your family. Please contact us with any questions!

readbrightly.com

Your Baby’s First Year: What to Read to Them at Every Stage | Brightly

readbrightly.com The difference between a newborn baby and a 1-year-old is amazing! These books and reading techniques are great for each of their various first-year stages.

Healthy Children

Children develop at different rates but usually are able to do certain activities around specific ages. If you’re concerned about your child’s physical development, this AAP tool can help track key milestones and provide printable results to discuss with your pediatrician. http://motordelay.aap.org/

NAPNAP: National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

The new recommendations may surprise parents who thought 100 percent fruit juices was healthy for babies, or nutritionally equivalent to fruit itself. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/well/family/pediatricians-say-no-fruit-juice-in-childs-first-year.html?_r=0

readbrightly.com

My First Poems: 12 Great Poetry Books for Kids Ages 0 - 4 | Brightly

These look so fun! Do you read your baby/child poetry?

readbrightly.com With fun rhythm and rhyme, the stories that unfold across the pages of these picture and board books are great first introductions to poems.

nytimes.com

Simple Rules for Healthy Eating

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -MP

An excellent and quick to read article for healthy eating!

nytimes.com There’s a lot of advice out there about what kinds of food you should be avoiding. Here’s a more positive approach.

nytimes.com

Short Answers to Hard Questions About HPV

The HPV vaccine is effective and works. This is an excellent article if you have some questions.

nytimes.com A new report suggests that almost half of Americans between 18 and 59 are infected with HPV. What does that mean?

Zika: Need to Know from the CDC | National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

An excellent resource on Zika Virus:

www.napnap.org https://www.napnap.org/zika-need-know-cdc

techcrunch.com

Why there will never be an Uber for healthcare

" Healthcare is a relationship business" We wholeheartedly agree! What are your thoughts about how healthcare could improve?

techcrunch.com You should walk away from anyone who says there can be an “Uber for healthcare.” It is the equivalent of someone saying they “have a bridge to sell..

consumer.healthday.com

More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

Essential oils have a great role in well-being and for natural remedies. It's important to think of them as medicine also and keep them out of our little one's reach. Be safe everyone! 😊

consumer.healthday.com Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

www.readbrightly.com

Kids Who Code: 8 Terrific Books That Introduce Programming

Do your kids know how to code?! I am so impressed that the future generation will grow up knowing this!

www.readbrightly.com Does your kid want to create their own computer games? These fun guidebooks teach children the basics of coding, programming, and writing software.

consumer.healthday.com

Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar

No juices needed! (Unless 1-2 ounces of unsweetened organic prune juice works for your baby's constipation 💩)

consumer.healthday.com Study was conducted in Britain, but U.S. experts say similar results would be found in America

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More Support for Early Exposure to Peanuts to Prevent Allergies

Happy Monday! Hoping you all had a lovely and safe weekend.

This is so interesting to follow! Every baby should be managed and treated on an individual basis. Be sure to talk to your PCP (primary care provider) about early allergen exposure if you have concerns and questions.

Have a wonderful week!

mobile.nytimes.com Two new studies provide further support that very early exposure to peanuts and some other foods could prevent food allergies.

mobile.nytimes.com

When Your Baby Won’t Eat

Happy Saturday! This is an excellent and heart-felt article about feeding issues. Very near and dear to me lately!

"If we let these children make all of their own choices, they would make bad choices. That’s why we don’t let 2-year-olds get their own apartments.’’

mobile.nytimes.com Our daughter started life on a feeding tube. Then we tried to wean her off it — and began to understand the complexity of how children relate to food.

consumer.healthday.com

Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?

I have often wondered about this. What are your thoughts? Do our expectations of children in today's society increase ADHD concerns and diagnoses?

consumer.healthday.com Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

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Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades

Sleep is so important. Consider a group charging area outside of bedrooms.

consumer.healthday.com Disruptive effects of 'blue light' on sleep are intensified in the dark, researchers say

www.washingtonpost.com

Big and deadly: Major foodborne outbreaks spike sharply

There are larger amount of E. coli outbreaks in large part because of factory farming with animals (the run off contaminates veggies and fruits). Try eating less meat per week to reduce factory farms and methane production which is very bad for our environment.

www.washingtonpost.com Of the 120 major outbreaks during 2010 to 2014, fruits, leafy greens, and beef were among the most commonly implicated foods.

www.parentmap.com

Safe Pumpkin-Carving Tips for Kids and Families - ParentMap

Fall is here and Halloween is coming!! 🎃🍂🍁🍃

www.parentmap.com Safe pumpkin carving for kids is super easy with planning, the perfect tools and design templates! We walk you through how to help your children make creative, unique Halloween pumpkins without getting hurt.

reuters.com

Novavax RSV vaccine found safe for pregnant women, fetus

This is encouraging! So many babies and children are hospitalized with RSV every year. This virus can lead to ongoing lung issues in the future too-like asthma. Remember to get your babies vaccinated for the flu ASAP! That vaccine is already available for us all: ages 6 months and up :D

reuters.com Novavax Inc said data from a mid-stage study showed that immunizing pregnant women with its vaccine for a common respiratory virus was safe and could protect infants.

sciencedaily.com

Primary healthcare providers urged to screen teens for depression, suicide risk

This should be a part of every annual check up and if there is concern for depression, anxiety, anger, or change in behaviors. Ask your provider if he/she makes this a regular part of the practice.

sciencedaily.com Depression and suicide risk screening can assist healthcare providers in preventing suicides in teens, nursing researchers find. It's estimated that 80 percent of all 13 to 18 year olds are seen in a primary care setting each year, however, often-busy healthcare providers fail to correctly identify…

mayoclinic.org

Slide show: Guide to a high-fiber diet - Mayo Clinic

Happy Monday AM! Feed yourself and your child a high fiber breakfast to get a great start to the day!

mayoclinic.org Do you eat a high-fiber diet? If not, this visual guide can show you how.

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Pamela Druckerman | Bringing Up Bebe | Pamela Druckerman

This book is a fun read with some excellent advice for parents on diet and sleep. Happy Saturday!

pameladruckerman.com The secret behind France’s astonishingly well-behaved children.

seattlemamadoc.seattlechildrens.org

HPV Vaccine Safe And Effective For Boys And Girls

Get your girls AND boys the HPV vaccine--starting at age 11--they will thank you later in life!

seattlemamadoc.seattlechildrens.org The HPV vaccine is recommended for both girls and boys age 11 and older. Getting it at age 11 is better than getting it at age 16. Here's why

imgur.com

Dogs imitate crawling baby

Because it's Wednesday! Hope you are all having a great week!
:D

imgur.com Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.

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15 Healthy, Kid-Friendly Lunch Ideas [Infographic]

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS-PART FOUR

A healthy diet is important for body AND mind. Make sure your child gets a healthy meal at lunch by meal planning on Sunday evenings for packed lunches.
Here are some ideas to get you started:

blog.myfitnesspal.com Just in time for the kids to head back to school, here is a guide with 15 healthy, kid-friendly lunch ideas for a nutritious start to the school year! Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new win…

consumer.healthday.com

Could Eating Fish Help Ward Off Depression?

Being in the PNW, we are so lucky to have fresh seafood available. Did you know that you can get a Safeway card for free and save a lot of $$ on fresh Salmon and other seafood?!

consumer.healthday.com Consuming more meals from the sea linked to lower risk, study suggests, but cause-and-effect not proven

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Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

Contact Us for the published study suggesting introducing peanuts prior to age 1. Food allergies can be a scary thought-let's talk about it! www.canopy.care

m.chron.com CHICAGO (AP) — A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. The interim guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found that exposure to peanuts in infancy seemed to…

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS-PART THREE

How will your child get to school? Does he or she have the option of walking or bicycling? Are you able to walk or bike with your child? Promoting exercise, especially in the morning is a great way to get your child's brain ready for a day of learning. Also, ask your child's teacher(s) if there are frequent periods of getting up to move around a little bit throughout the day. This has been shown to help a lot with focus and attention as well as memory retention. It also may lower the risk for type II diabetes.

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS-PART TWO

Make sure you ask your child how his day at school was frequently. Ask about his friends and how others treat one another and him. Be open to listening. Having a sit-down, TV off, family dinner can lead to very productive conversations and instill a sense of security at home.

aap.org

Back to School Tips

BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS-PART ONE:

-Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. This may be at any age. Teachers know that students are nervous and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.

-Point out the positive aspects of starting school. She'll see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh her positive memories about previous years, when she may have returned home after the first day with high spirits because she had a good time or about her favorite subject.

-Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your student can walk to school or ride on the bus. Promote walking or riding to school if you reside in a safe neighborhood. Remember the helmet if bike riding!

-If it is a new school for your child, attend any available orientations and take an opportunity to tour the school before the first day.
If you feel it is needed, drive your child (or walk with her) to school and pick her up on the first day.

-Taken in part from the AAP-

aap.org ~American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises on back to school safety tips.

kidshealth.org

Recipes & Cooking

This is an excellent resource for health questions and healthy recipe ideas!

kidshealth.org If you're hungry, grab your apron and get cooking! Making food yourself - with a little help from a parent - is a great way to learn about food and meal preparation. And we have plenty of recipes for you to try - from pizza to pancakes!

consumer.healthday.com

American Kids Growing Fatter Than Their Canadian Cousins

The key points made: eat at home more often and out less, do not have a television in the bedrooms (you too, parents!), reduce portion sizes when you do eat out, and get more activity.

consumer.healthday.com Rates for school children differ significantly, CDC study finds

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CDC - Immunizations for Infants and Toddlers - Parents - Vaccines

Please contact us to discuss the importance of vaccination-you will find an empathetic listener of your fears and concerns. As a provider, I find that maintaining an open-discussion relationship with parents and patients is always best for both parties.

cdc.gov For Parents: Vaccines for Infants and Toddlers

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How to spot a child's vision problem

It's almost back-to-school time! Did you have your child's vision and hearing checked?

cbsnews.com A third of teens and preteens are nearsighted, and parents don't always know when something's wrong

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