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Meet Active Wife and Mom Dr. Ximena Lopez

Ximena Lopez, M.D., is a Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. We caught up with her to find out who she is inside and outside of work. WHAT SHE DOES: Has dedicated her research and practice to specializing in pediatric Type 2 diabetes and pediatric obesity. […]

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“Weight of the Nation” is worth your time

I knew obesity was an issue, but the first part of the four-part HBO documentary series Weight of the Nation really brought the problem into perspective for me. The first part, titled “Consequences,” premiered last month at the Studio Movie Grill on Royal Lane. “Consequences” examines the scale of obesity and the serious health problems […]

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Some Solutions for "Lifestyle Change"

Some solutions for "lifestyle change"

So, we bogged you down with the dilemma of the pediatric obesity epidemic yesterday. Then we told you that you shouldn’t have your child diet if he or she is obese. And, to top it all off, we gave you the vague solution of “lifestyle change” as an alternative to dieting. We’re aware of how […]

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Caffeine for kids: safe but not recommended

A study published yesterday in the Journal of Pediatrics said that as many as 75 percent of children are consuming caffeine daily. More specifically, it revealed that children between ages eight and 12 consume an average of 109 milligrams of caffeine a day – which is about the same as drinking three 12 ounce cans […]

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Kids say no to physical activity

>When I was a child, we played outside all day in the summer and all afternoon after school days. No one I knew went home and watched TV and, of course, there were no video games. It was a simpler time. While this observation dates me, I had no idea of the extent that kids […]

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