Category Archives: HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY

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South Florida moms, it’s time to listen up! If taking care of your own health on a more regular basis is on your fall ‘to do’ list (and it really should be), this post is for you…and me. I got a physical at MD Now earlier this summer and pretty much everything looked good, except for one thing: My cholesterol. No matter how much I exercise and try to eat right, those numbers keep on rising.

It’s frustrating. It’s hereditary.

But, I’m glad that MD Now brought it to my attention. Plus, it reminded me that I need to keep better tabs on my own health and not focus only on my family’s. That’s why I’m excited that MD Now has once again launched something that is changing the game for urgent care. Introducing Direct Care by MD Now, an affordable subscription-based health plan that makes it easy to see a provider at one of 50+ clinics for illnesses, injuries, preventive care, and routine healthcare needs–even if you don’t have insurance! Continue reading Subscribe to Better Health with Direct Care by MD Now

The COVID-19 Must-Have: A Pediatrician In Your Pocket

Mom-ming in the digital (and pandemic) age definitely has both its perks and drawbacks. We’ve all seen the crowd-sourcing posts in social media moms’ groups. You know the ones… One mom takes a picture of a nasty rash on her baby, then crowd-sources the answers as to what it is. (They usually contain a range of diagnoses from hand, foot and mouth, to poison ivy, and now to COVID-19). Or even the health questions your mother-in-law thinks she has all the answers to. Even though they’re from raising a baby 30+ years ago. While it’s definitely useful to have “a village” helping you raise your child, health is far too important a topic right now to crowd-source or seek answers from non-experts. That’s when a pediatrician in your pocket comes in really handy…

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The Boca Reopening Checklist for Parents That’s Pediatrician-Approved

Our city has reopened (sort of), so should we celebrate Boca reopening or panic? Maybe a little bit of both? With a curve that continues to spike upward, but also the need to preserve our mental health and support local businesses, what’s a mama to do?

While there’s no instruction manual for parenting in the age of COVID-19, there IS my go-to source for all things pediatrics health/safety related! I reached out to Dr. Chad Rudnick, Dr. Paul Gilbert, and Dr. Scott Fisch, Boca’s fan-favorite pediatricians from Boca VIPediatrics to help compile this handy dandy checklist for parents on surviving reopening plans with little ones in tow. Continue reading The Boca Reopening Checklist for Parents That’s Pediatrician-Approved

West Boca Medical Center Pediatrics & Obstetrics | How the West Became the Best

If there’s one thing I’ve learned while being a mom, it’s that parents (and parents-to-be) like OPTIONS. Whether it’s schools (public vs. private, home school), healthcare (traditional, holistic) or even ice cream (fro-yo, nitrogen, standard fare), Boca moms *in particular* like to have choices. We are fortunate to live in a place where that is our reality…especially when it comes to ice cream. 😉 In the healthcare category, our city has two hospitals and several more nearby. However, I’m of the mommy mind that ‘west is best’ and am thrilled to announce a 2020 partnership with West Boca Medical Center pediatrics and obstetrics! Here’s why they are my top choice for hospital care… Continue reading West Boca Medical Center Pediatrics & Obstetrics | How the West Became the Best