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Dr. Emily VinZant is an experienced Family Physician and Mom of teen to toddler. She provides easy medically-based solutions on all things health and parenting to help Mom’s raise healthy families and simplify their lives. 

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Why Don’t You Lose Weight?

"Hey, Emily, why don't you lose some weight?" I'll never forget those words - not in my whole life. They will sadly...

What Should You Take to Stop That Cough?

This time of year everyone is coming in coughing. And, as a Family Physician, I am frequently asked, "What should I take...

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Why Don’t You Lose Weight?

"Hey, Emily, why don't you lose some weight?" I'll never forget those words - not in my whole life. They will sadly probably run through my mind on my death bed. That would be just my luck. All of my loved ones around and me, in a fog, blurting out, "Why don't you...

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5 Simple Tips for Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, who doesn't want simple tricks? Most of us would love to see 20 pounds shed off just because we cut back on the maple syrup on our pancakes in the morning. That won't do it. But some simple tips will help that scale dwindle with time and...

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Let’s Talk About Obesity

What's the key to losing weight? It seems like everyone has an opinion and no one has a solution these days. Am I right or what? Let's talk about Obesity. We are in the middle of a GLOBAL OBESITY epidemic right now. We freak out about things like Zika virus but heart...

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What Should You Take to Stop That Cough?

This time of year everyone is coming in coughing. And, as a Family Physician, I am frequently asked, "What should I take for this unbearable cough?" I know, that cough is annoying. It’s doubly annoying when your husband is hacking up a lung night after night and you...

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Should You Page Your Doctor When …?

A few months ago I had the strangest page from the hospital operators. They said, "Doctor, we know you don't take calls but this patient said she is returning a call from you. Will you accept it?" "What do you mean I don't take call?" I asked them. I stopped to think...

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What Should You Take for a Sore Throat?

Nothing ruins a good weekend like being sick. And isn't that always when it happens? This week I was at an outdoor football game and it felt like there was a knife in the back of your throat every time I swallowed. I can barely remember the score. Oh, yeah, my...

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Is Your Child Addicted to Sugar?

Is your child addicted to sugar? I actually started questioning this myself with the question: "Can a one-year-old be addicted to sugar?" That should be a rhetorical question. At my house, it’s not. And, if a one-year-old can be addicted to sugar, mine is. How do I...

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Why You Should Drop Everything and Play

I am not the "fun" parent by nature. I admit it. The task-oriented, perfection-driven, clean freak in me just struggles to drop everything and play. And I was acutely reminded of this on Saturday morning. While I worked on weight loss research for my blog, I grew...

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