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Making trick or treating not so tricky: Halloween for pediatricians
Thursday, October 27, 2011
This holiday just screams
of us pediatricians working hard to prevent or avoid:
Sorry to put a damper on things. But there are
ways to encourage healthy halloweening. Like dressing up as your favorite historical figure, athlete, or book character. Like raising money for organizations that provide children worldwide with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, and emergency relief. Like giving out crayons, coloring books, stickers, toothbrushes, and card games
instead of candy. Like getting some exercise (minus the candy) by walking around your neighborhood.Then, perhaps your trick or treating won't be so tricky. Boo! Here are some tips from the AAP and the CDC.
About the Expert
Terry Kind, MD, MPH, is Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education at Children's National Health System. For the last decade she has also served as a primary care pediatrician at the Children's National Health Center at Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, in Washington, DC.
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