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Seasons of Gratitude

Seasons of Gratitude

How do we help our children to have hearts of gratitude? When my boys were younger, I had them earning money for simple chores at home. Instead of using a chart system or actual money, I printed up Leon Family Credits on paper. My boys had just learned to play […]

Breast Feeding and Vitamins

Breast Feeding and Vitamins

Breast milk has lots and lots of advantages; breast is best. Even so, breast fed babies require additional vitamins. They should begin Vitamin D once breast feeding has become established. In the baby aisle at the grocery store, Enfamil sells D-Vi-Sol. (You may not buy their formula, but they still […]

DIAPER RASHES

DIAPER RASHES

A diaper rash can often become a parent’s worst nightmare. After changing thousands of diapers both as a mom and a Pediatrician, I have compiled a list of tips over the years to both prevent and treat a rash once it occurs. Firstly, one must understand that both urine and […]

BULLYING – TEEN DATING VIOLENCE – CYBERBULLYING

BULLYING – TEEN DATING VIOLENCE – CYBERBULLYING

“ I really enjoyed the time Dr. Berger always spent with me ensuring I was living a healthy lifestyle. She not only cared about what she was responsible for on my body but for my well being as a person as well. I’ll always see her as not only more […]

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Ding-Dong!   Trick-or Treat! It’s that time of the year again when kids of all ages get to dress up in costumes either cute or spooky. As evening begins, it is also the time to find the biggest bag in the house for the best part of the day… collecting enough […]

Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine

It is that time of year again…there is a crispness to the air. Leaves are changing color. Influenza season is getting ready to start. Yes, fall is here which means it is time to think about influenza and how you and your family can avoid falling ill this season. According […]

Nut-Free Zone

Nut-Free Zone

Walking my son into class on the first day of school, I noted the Nut Free Zone sign hanging on his classroom door.   As a mom, I suddenly felt overwhelmed with finding safe snacks that my son would eat while still being considered nut-safe.   As a pediatrician, I was thankful […]

The Breakfast Back to School Juggle

The Breakfast Back to School Juggle

The Breakfast Back to School Juggle: Our goal as parents is to teach our children to make healthy choices for a lifetime AND get them to school on time. The old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is true. Breakfast gets your child’s metabolism started. […]

20th Birthday Letter From Dr. Leon

Dear WPP Family and Friends, In just a few days, we will be celebrating WPP’s 20th birthday with a big party for our patients. I hope to see each of you this Saturday at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. It was a bittersweet summer for me, […]