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Jennifer Landis

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Jennifer Landis, writer and founder of Mindfulness Mama, has been writing for the last decade and holds a BA in journalism. She is an avid goal setter and achiever.

Jennifer’s proudest accomplishments include two all-natural births, running a marathon, successfully making a croquembouche, and running two half marathons.

In addition to The Doctor Weighs In, her writing has appeared in VeryWell Family, Fortune, Scary Mommy, The Huffington Post, and Women’s Running. Tweet her your favorite health tips @JenniferELandis.

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Why Recess is So Important for Children

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The many benefits of recess-social, cognitive, behavioral & physical-are as varied as the games played during this crucial unstructured time of the school day.
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What You Need to Know About Climate Change and Children’s Health

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Children are more susceptible to adverse effects of climate change because of age & small size. Here are some steps to protect them & our environment.
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Top 8 Apps to Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy

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Here are 8 new technologies that are designed to keep families (including our pets) safer, healthier, and happier.
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Can Retirement Increase Life Expectancy?

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Choosing to retire in a CCRC, if it has lots of activities and on-site healthcare, may not only increase longevity but also make life more fulfilling.
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5 Reasons Why Doctors Should Use Social Media

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Social media offers doctors opportunities to educate patients, provide better customer service, reduce visits, improve scheduling, and increase loyalty.
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Fighting Cyberbullying with Empowerment & Designer Dresses

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The Believe in Yourself Project was founded by UsTrendy's Sam Sisakhti to help combat cyberbullying and help young girls feel comfortable in their own skin.
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Why Unstructured Play is So Important for Kids

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Brain development has been shown to benefit from free play, where children use their creativity and own ideas to come up with a desired game or type of play.

The Ethics of Placebos in Clinical Trials

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There are a growing number of medical professionals who consider the use of placebos unethical, especially when the efficacy of the treatment has already been proven. But those same placebos may end up providing information that could protect or save lives once the drug completes its clinical trials.

3 Reasons Why the Cancer Rate is Declining in the U.S.

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Deaths from cancer have declined 23% overall since the high recorded in 1991. As a result, an estimated 1.7 million cancer deaths were prevented. The drop in cancer deaths was driven by three factors.
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Nursing is One of America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

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A recent report called nursing one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Here are some of the reasons why and tips on what you can do to make their lives better.

How Medical Marijuana Helps Some Patients Get Better

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As more and more states legalize the use of medical marijuana, studies are documenting its positive effects in a variety of medical conditions.

How to Minimize the Risk of ASD During Your Pregnancy

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Although the exact cause of autism is unknown, there are some things you can do that might minimize the risk of your child being born with ASD.