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Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor

Specialty: Family Medicine
Coral Gables, Florida
The 'my training zone' blog is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for children and adolescents and to providing parents with reliable information to prevent obesity and its medical, social, and psychological complications. We inform you of any interesting and relevant new information from... Full Bio
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Ever look for a simple, ... by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Ever look for a simple, straight-forward nutrition tool to help you figure out how much of which nutrient you should have per day?  How much fat or protein or carbohyd ... Read on »
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" book by Eric Carle by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I recently came across this gem, originally published back in 1969. Here is an excerpt from the book with an important concept behind it: "On Saturday he ate through one ... Read on »
10 Great Lunch ideas by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In the August 2007 issue of the magazine American Baby there is a great article with suggestions for finicky eaters... they are actually great ideas for any occasion or mea ... Read on »
2009 Fattest versus fittest cities in America: how does yours rank? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Think about your own city that you either currently live in, your hometown, or where you would want to move to... would you say it is a fit-conscious or not-so-fit-conscio ... Read on »
2009 National School Lunch Week by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This week, October 12-16, 2009 has been declared the National School Lunch Week.  It is a time dedicated to increase public awareness -- parents, schools, and to the publi ... Read on »
Active video games may be useful in preventing childhood overweight, obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "Encouraging adolescents to play active video games for 35 minutes per day may increase energy expenditure enough to prevent weight gain..." Super news! In this day and ag ... Read on »
Adenoidectomy and Tonsillectomy Linked to Subsequent Overweight Children by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is a superb article with information coming from research done in the Netherlands. You see that childhood obesity is found worldwide, not just a crisis in the United S ... Read on »
alliā„¢ by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A bit about alli™ orlisat 60 mg capsules ... alli™ is the first and currently only FDA approved, over-the-counter weight loss product for adults ages 18 and over. I w ... Read on »
America's economic cost of obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting OK, so we have been hearing for awhile now that the  obesity epidemic  has many negative health ramifications both for adults, teens and children; it has also been reporte ... Read on »
Are childhood sleep duration and adult BMI connected? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A very interesting read... short and to the point. A study from New Zealand showed that there is a connection between childhood sleep duration and adult body mass index ( ... Read on »
Asthmatic Symptoms, Physical Activity, and Overweight in Young Children: A Cohort Study by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I wanted to share an article with you published last year in a very reliable journal entitled Pediatrics.  Clinical research is one of the ways that medicine advances and ... Read on »
Back to basics: A review in the criteria defining obesity in children and adults by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting OK, so we hear a lot about being, heavy, chubby, baby fat, overweight, obese... What exactly are the criteria for overweight or obesity, anyway?  Let's go back to basics ... Read on »
Back to school lunches: what to pack for lunch? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "What?! Already that time again?! Time to go back to school?!" That's probably what your kids are saying although parents are usually more than ready for their kids t ... Read on »
Bariatric surgery for obesity: what is it and is it for my teen? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We hear a lot these days about options for weight management -- nutrition, diets, exercise and activity, magical pills, and surgery.  Many times parents feel that ... Read on »
Bariatric surgery for obesity: what is it and is it for my teen? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We hear a lot these days about options for weight management -- nutrition, diets, exercise and activity, magical pills, and surgery.  Many times parents feel tha ... Read on »
Benefits of exercise in obese teens by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Picture by IKO, PhotoXpress Medline Plus, a service of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Library of Medicine, recently release ... Read on »
Benefits of exercise in obese teens by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Picture by IKO, PhotoXpress Medline Plus, a service of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Library of Medicine, recently released a video w ... Read on »
Big babies, diabetes, and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yes, it is true ... there was a  19-pound baby  born just a few days ago in Indonesia!  This baby was just shy of the world record held on to by a 23-pound baby! And, yes, ... Read on »
Bike Miami Day - Sunday October 4 by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A superb event is happening in just a few days! Bike Miami Day: Explore our city in a new way Where: Downtown Miami When: Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 9AM -2: ... Read on »
BMI Calculator by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Check out this simple BMI calculator from the New York Times. These calculators can be a useful tool from time to time. Remember that this is a tool which doctors use as ... Read on »