• Candice W. Jones, MD

    Board certified Pediatrician promoting health and wellness for our children.

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    with Dr. Candice

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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

Episode 32: Spit up, vomit or reflux and should I worry? - Spit up, vomiting and reflux are all common problems seen in children and adolescents. How is a parent to know the difference and should they worry?  Well, Dr. Srinath is back with Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellow, Dr. Angela Sandell to tease...
Episode 31: ACES Can Make You Sick! - “In the US, by the age of 8, 1 in 3 children have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE); by adolescence, it’s one-half and by adulthood, it’s 2 out of 3. The more ACEs a person has the...
Episode 30: Kids Overcoming Adversity - Dr. Candice chats with Mr. Ronnie Sidney II, LCSW who is the founder of Creative Medicine:  Healing Through Words, author of three graphic novels and developer of the Nelson Beats the Odds Comic Creator App. His platform strives to diminish...
Ep 29: Can mindfulness programs help at-risk youth and replace detention/suspension in schools? - Mindfulness practices like meditation help children to relax, focus and improve function.   It has been shown to enhance attention and behavior and even reduce physical ailments  such as headaches and high blood pressure.  Therefore, the American Academy of Pediatrics...
Episode 28: Weight-Loss Surgery in Kids - With 1 in 3 children obese today, the option of weight-loss surgery to reduce weight and manage co-morbid conditions has increasingly become a reality. Dr. Candice sits down with Dr. Andre Teixeira, Bariatric Surgeon and Endoscopist, to discuss bariatric surgery in kids....

RECENT BLOGS

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....
5 Must Have Baby Things - Baby shower after baby shower, I gift the same things to expecting moms. I know it’s rather boring and unoriginal of me. But I think these items are absolutely necessary when caring for a baby. Suction Bulb You get one of...
Parenting in the Trump Era: How to Prepare Your Child for Racial and Ethnic Violence without Ruining Their Innocence - This guest post is written by Dr. Ayo Gathing , psychiatrist and author of The Modern Trophy Wife.  One of the primary tasks as a parent is to prepare your children for the real world.  For life outside of your...

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

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!

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.

Holistic Life Foundation enriches the lives of families in underserved communities through mindfulness, yoga and self-care education. They have transformed over 14 Baltimore schools by decreasing suspension rates with their curriculum and strive to expand the program worldwide.

Do Your Part! Donate Today!

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