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Any transition provokes anxiety, but going back to school, with its brand-new rules and social minefields, can be a bona fide stress fest. That not only affects your child’s behavior—classic signs of stress include irritability, difficulty focusing, and trouble learning—but it also makes her more likely to get sick.

Ruchir Agrawal, MD
(414) 933-9100
1834 W Wisconsin Ave # 137
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1994

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Martin Lewis Lobel
(414) 271-4204
324 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Martin Lewis Lobel, MD
(414) 271-4204
324 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 900
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Allergy
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1968

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Pedro N Banda
(414) 442-9166
6030 W Capitol Dr
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Sheldon Ray Forman, MD
(414) 479-2331
P O 88C9601N 10400 W North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1969

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Tad Mark Johnson
(414) 271-4204
324 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Margaret Mary Lowery
(414) 384-2000
5000 W National Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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John Pierrus Hanson, MD
(414) 385-3086
2901 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy Ste 415
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; St Lukes Med Ctr, Milwaukee, Wi
Group Practice: Aurora Health Center West Bend; Slinger Aurora Clinic

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Marshall Hershel Benner, MD
(414) 266-6840
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1961

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Susan M Higgins-Larkey
(414) 475-9101
2500 N Mayfair Rd
Wauwatosa, WI
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Allergy / Immunology

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Secrets of Healthy Kids

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By Melody Warnick

Turns out it takes more than an apple a day to keep your little ones out of the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to make this fall their healthiest yet.

POP QUIZ: Besides homework and art projects, what’s your kid likely to bring home during the first few weeks of school? That’s right, a cold. But it’s not just exposure to the germs of hundreds of other children that’ll keep her bed-bound. Creeping stress levels and poor eating habits also are to blame. Of course, apart from putting your kids in a plastic bubble, there’s no surefire way to keep them healthy. That’s why experts recommend that you focus on the tried-and-true, such as managing stress, eating whole foods, and fending off germs. No big surprises there, but for kids, an ounce of prevention matters even more than it does for you. “By the time you’re 20, you’ve been exposed to most illnesses, and your immune system knows how to handle them,” says Kathi Kemper, MD, author of The Holistic Pediatrician (Harper Collins, 2002) and a professor of pediatrics at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Kids, on the other hand, are more susceptible to getting sick than adults, because a child’s immune system is still inexperienced.” So what’s a parent to do? Help your kids follow these rules for stressing less, eating better, and dealing with the inevitable germs that come their way. Here’s how.

Stress Less
Any transition provokes anxiety, but going back to school, with its brand-new rules and social minefields, can be a bona fide stress fest. That not only affects your child’s behavior—classic signs of stress include irritability, difficulty focusing, and trouble learning—but it also makes her more likely to get sick. “Stress is really hard on the immune system—especially a child’s,” says Lynea Gillen, coauthor of Yoga Calm for Children: Educating Heart, Mind, and Body (Three Pebble Press, 2008). “Think of stress as an attack on your kid’s body. If her body is busy dealing with the stress, it won’t have the bandwidth to manage any foreign bodies that come into it, like illness-causing germs.” Here’s how to help calm children so they stay well, mentally and physically:

Encourage some fun in the sun. You know how great you feel after you hit the gym or take a power walk? A little exercise has the same mood-boosting, stress-busting effects for kids. A study by the American College of Sports Medicine shows that playing sports can even help your child excel academically. Bonus: The more she plays outside, the more much-needed vitamin D she’ll soak up from the sun. “It’s thought that one of the reasons that viral infections are more common in winter months is that we’re spending less time in the sun, so our vitamin D levels go way down, reducing our germ resistance,” says Kemper. In the fall, 15 to 20 minutes outside four times a week should supply enough of this nutrient.

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