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Nighttime media use threatens teen sleep

October 24, 2018

Check out this article about how night time media use can affect teen sleep

"Nighttime media use was associated with less sleep, as well as self-reported anxiety and depression, in teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, based on data from 81 adolescents."

Nightime Media Use Threatens Teen Sleep

AAP report: Prioritize Play for Young Children

October 24, 2018

Check out this article about the importance of prioritizing play for young children.

" Pediatricians, parents, and teachers should prioritize play for children under their care because of its significant benefits, such as encouraging learning, building social bonds, and regulating stress, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics."


Prioritize play for young children

Selecting Sunblock

June 3, 2017

Dr. McKnight, Dr. Cohen, & Ms. Laura offers the following tips for choosing a sunscreen:



  • Choose a sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher. While no sunscreen can filter out all of the sun's UVB rays, SPF 30 sunscreens block 97 percent of the sun's UVB rays.


  • Look for the words "broad spectrum." This means the sunscreen will protect against both UVA rays (which cause premature skin aging) and UVB rays (which cause sunburn). Both types of UV rays can lead to skin cancer.


  • Look for the words "water resistant." No sunscreen is completely waterproof, but water-resistant sunscreens can provide protection for wet or sweaty skin for 40 or 80 minutes, as indicated on the label. All sunscreens should be reapplied every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.


  • For sensitive skin, choose a sunscreen with the active ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Those with sensitive skin also should avoid sunscreens that contain fragrance, oils and para-aminobenzoic acid, also known as PABA.


Cauliflower Crust Pizza

February 23, 2017

Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Total:1 hr 50 minCook:35 min
Yield:2 servings (1 pizza)
Level:Easy
Ingredients
Pizza:
1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg
2 cups freshly grated mozzarella
1/4 cup Spicy Pizza Sauce, recipe follows
Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
Salad:
4 cups baby greens
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Parmesan shavings, for topping
Spicy Pizza Sauce:
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
Three 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Salad:
For the pizza: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor to a fine snowy powder (you should have about 2 1/2 cups). Transfer the processed cauliflower to a microwave-safe bowl and cover. Microwave until soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a clean, dry kitchen towel and allow to cool.
When cool enough to handle, wrap the cauliflower in the towel and wring out as much moisture as possible, transferring to a second towel if necessary. In a large bowl, stir together the cauliflower, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, egg and 1 cup of the mozzarella until well combined. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and press into a 10-inch round. Bake until golden, 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the crust from the oven and top with the Spicy Pizza Sauce and remaining 1 cup mozzarella. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 10 minutes more. Garnish with fresh basil leaves just before serving.
For the salad: Meanwhile, add the greens to a large bowl. Whisk together the olive oil, baslsamic and salt and pepper to taste in a measuring cup. Pour over the greens and toss. Top with Parmesan shavings.
Spicy Pizza Sauce:
Heat a pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add a tablespoon or so of olive oil, throw in the garlic and chopped onions and give them a stir. Cook until the onions are soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, whisking to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Cook until the liquid reduces by half. Add the crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Add the brown sugar, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste and stir. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Let cool, then puree the sauce.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

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