• Candice W. Jones, MD

    Board certified Pediatrician promoting health and wellness for our children.

  • KIDing Around

    with Dr. Candice

    A kid health podcast for everyone!

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    SPORTS CONCUSSIONS

    Dr. Candice discusses the basics of pediatric sports concussion with Dr. Elizabeth Davis, a Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist. After this interview, you and your child will be ready to play safe and have fun!

SHOW NOTES

Ep. 40: SWAT-Students Working Against Tobacco - I am hopeful for the future when I meet young people who advocate for themselves and others. Just this morning, my eyes welled with tears watching the students in Parkland, Florida passionately speak against gun violence and for school safety....
Ep. 39: TunDe Hector: A viral, feel-good story - Warning!…..This episode is a break from my normal kid health content. But I thought you would enjoy it because Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Oz, the Today show and countless others around the world did.  And with everything that’s going on in...
Ep. 38: Preventing Cervical Cancer - January is designated as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Even though cervical cancer is preventable, nearly 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with it yearly. Therefore, Dr. Candice discusses the elements of cervical cancer prevention with Adolescent Specialist, Dr. Shamieka...
Ep. 37: Kids and Money - Do your kids think “money grows on trees?” Teaching our children about money-how to earn it, spend it wisely, save it, give it and invest it-is soooo important for their lifelong success. In addition, how the adults handle money in...
Ep. 36: Decorating your kids’ space like a designer and on a budget - Tis’ the season to be stressed about what to get the kids for presents. For the hardest one to please, you might consider a surprise, room makeover. And who knows, spicing up your child’s space maybe what’s needed to keep...

RECENT BLOGS

#MeToo Movement: Lessons for our children - #MeToo. I was in college. I went to a party and was dancing with a random guy. He kept grabbing my waist and hips to pull me close to him. At first, I resisted with a smooth, dance-move forearm and...
Teach kids to give in the midst of disaster - At this very moment children and families are displaced and traumatized from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on coastal Texas and Louisiana.  The very basics of life-food, water, shelter and safety are inadequate and even absent for some.  Sadly, lives...
Four Reasons Why Your Child Should Ditch the Headphones - It’s a normal occurrence these days to see young people-children, teens, and young adults-walking around with headphones or ear buds.  You’ve probably purchased an expensive pair or replaced a few sets because they are so popular and necessary with this...
3 Things Parents Should Do After Watching “13 Reasons Why” - After I finished binge-watching(not advised by the way) the Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why,”  I exhaled deeply and immediately thought-possibility and prevention.  To state the obvious, this is a work of fiction:a highly dramatized and graphic storyline of teen suicide....

KID TOPICS

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS I WILL COVER

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Pregnancy & Parenting

Newborn and Infancy

Toddlers

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School-age Children

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Adolescence

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Health and wellness

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

“Homeless children are not hundreds or thousands of miles away in a far-off country; they are right here in our community. Although our local schools provide free breakfast and lunch, children often go hungry in the evenings, on the weekends, and during the summer break. Imagine going without food from lunch time today until breakfast tomorrow. Now imagine going without food from lunch on Friday until breakfast on Monday. No child should have to go hungry or worry about food!”

The Oranole Foundation is dedicated to “Removing Hunger as a Learning Barrier” by acting on the mission:  “All Children Having Access To Food Everyday.” It places food pantries in local schools and sustains them on a weekly basis. Currently, 12 schools serving over 5,500 children and their families have pantries supported by the Oranole Foundation.

Full disclaimer:  I am elated to be a volunteer, executive board member for this trusted, 501(c) nonprofit organization.

So please do your part!   Donate today to help support local, school food pantries so that no student will go hungry and so that hunger has no affect on their learning!

 

 

 

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

Here is my list of reputable, charitable organizations working to assist families affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Save the Children

Houston Food Bank

Salvation Army

United Way of Greater Houston or text UWFLOOD to 41444

American Red Cross or text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10

Please Donate Today and help children and families devastated by #HurricaneHarvey!

#HurricaneIrma and #HurricaneMaria:

International Medical Corps

UNICEF USA

Save the Children

Samaritan’s Purse

All Hands Volunteers

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

Play is so important for the developing child.  Communities with playgrounds help children to thrive and lead healthy lives.  Unfortunately, the poorest neighborhoods may not have playgrounds which negatively impacts its children.  Please help Kaboom build or improve playgrounds nationwide.  #playmatters

Do Your Part! Donate Today! Kaboom

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

1 in 5 adolescents ages 13-18 have a mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month and specifically Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 7-13. There is much work to be done to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental illness in kids.  Advocacy, support services and resources are needed for children and families dealing with these challenges.

Do Your Part! Donate Today! NFFCMH

A Giving Heart

 Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

#LightItUpBlue for Autism Awareness Month

Currently, one in 45 children between the ages of three and 17 have been diagnosed with Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with Autism have challenges and strengths. They need our support, acceptance, and love. The world needs more awareness and education. And research is necessary to make advances in treatment and develop a cure.

Do Your Part! Donate Today! Autism Speaks