After Your Child's Autism Diagnosis

By pokitdok,


Ask almost any parent of a child with an autism diagnosis and they can tell you all about the day their child was diagnosed. They remember who was in the room. They remember on which side of the desk they sat. Some remember the décor in the room. Virtually all remember the emotions that came  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


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Surviving Infertility

By pokitdok,


The year I turned 33 my husband and I had been together over ten years, and we'd made the decision it was finally time to start a family. I remember the first time we stopped using contraception; we were camping, and we looked at each other and, well, went for it. Little did I know  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


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Surviving College: You Are What You Eat

By pokitdok,


The Freshman 15. A phrase that instills far more fear than "pop quiz" or "Socratic method" ever could. It seems as though some sort of food is always within arms reach. There's the ever-present cereal bar in the dining hall. The stocked vending machines readily accessible for late night snacking needs, and of course you  … Read more

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Behind Closed Doors: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...

By pokitdok,


Like many kids of the boomer TV generation of the nineteen-sixties and seventies, my first exposure to the great works of western civilization was undoubtedly through watching Bugs Bunny cartoons. Who hasn't enjoyed the classics interpreted by Looney Tunes? Whether it was Rossini's Barber of Seville, or Bizet's Carmen, we relied on cartoon characters to  … Read more

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What is Autism?

By pokitdok,


I still remember the first time someone suggested to me that my child might have autism. It was shocking and scary and I didn't really know what it meant. I do know that I had an image in my mind of what having an autistic child meant—and that image was terrifying. It has been more  … Read more

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Five Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

By pokitdok,


In one of her greatest songs, Whitney Houston declared, "children are our future." That we should "teach them well and let them lead the way" and "show them all the beauty they possess inside." And while these lyrics continue to play out within her famous song, their message has gotten a bit lost as our  … Read more

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Surviving College: Get Your Beauty Sleep

By pokitdok,


The Freshman 15. Perhaps the most feared three words in any new college student's vocabulary. Without any parents around to gently remind you to eat your peas and carrots combined with a seemingly unending supply of cereal and ice cream for dinner it's no wonder students sometimes forget the fundamentals of a healthy lifestyle. Add  … Read more

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My Head Hurts and it Sucks: The Emotional Side of Migraines

By pokitdok,


I was barely five weeks pregnant when my vision went all wonky. Everything was pulsating and vibrating and I lost all sense of depth perception, and my head was killing me. Since I'd gotten pregnant thanks to the miracles of IVF and technology, I immediately called my infertility specialist who worried that I was suffering  … Read more

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Breast Exams: Examine Early, Examine Often

By pokitdok,


Eighty percent of all breast cancers occur in women with absolutely no risk factors at all. Today in our continuing series on breast health we will be discussing the different types of breast exams and when they should find themselves on your calendar. Can you hear what we're saying? Can you hear what we're shouting?  … Read more

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Breast Cancer: Fighting the Good Fight One Bite at a Time

By pokitdok,


With October's changing leaves and cooler temperatures also comes a call for awareness....breast cancer awareness that is. This month at PokitDok we're taking the time to dig in and look at some of the key statistics, recent breakthroughs, and new treatment options. But it's not enough just to be aware. Just being aware is not  … Read more

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