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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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Childhood obesity and children running marathons by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   With the 2009  ING New York City Marathon approaching, there is much excitement in the air!  Especially for those who have been feverishly training for running q ... Read on »
Childhood obesity and children running marathons by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   With the 2009  ING New York City Marathon approaching, there is much excitement in the air!  Especially for those who have been feverishly training for running qui ... Read on »
Teen obesity, exercise, and breast cancer by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This month, October 2009, is  Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  What does breast cancer have to do with  teenage girls? A lot.  Is there a connection between obesity and bre ... Read on »
Teen obesity, exercise, and breast cancer by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This month, October 2009, is  Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  What does breast cancer have to do with  teenage girls? A lot.  Is there a connection between obesity and b ... 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 »
Do parents accurately perceive their child's weight status? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It has been reported in the past that up to 90% of parents do not correctly identify the level of their child's overweightness, risk for obesity, and thus, associat ... Read on »
Do parents accurately perceive their child's weight status? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It has been reported in the past that up to 90% of parents do not correctly identify the level of their child's overweightness, risk for obesity, and thus, associate ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Less phys ed (P.E.) at school leads to fatter kids... or does it? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting TIME  came out with a thought-provoking article a few months back re-evaluating the worth of P.E. or physical education in schools... or the vanishing of this class in sch ... Read on »
Swine flu H1N1 and childhood obesity: Is there a connection? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There seems to be an overwhelming number of obese patients that have caught the H1N1 virus.  So it leads one to ask -- is there a connection between the two?  Is obesity a ... Read on »
Is obesity keeping your child from living past 100 years old? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting ABC News very recently posted a very informative article entitled " Today's Babies Are Expected To Live Past 100".  Interesting since many journals, articles and postings ... Read on »
The Doctors 'Get Moving' with Jillian Michaels by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Have you ever seen the TV show  The Doctors?  Well, in a nutshell there are four specialized physicians that come on the air to provide medical advice.   This week a re ... Read on »
Nutrition series: Tips for a more healthful lifestyle by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Concluding the Nutrition series based on invaluable information provided by Dr. Ida Laquatra, Global Director of Nutrition for  HJ Heinz Company, we visit 10 great back-to ... 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 »
Nutrition series: Tips for shopping for healthier packaged foods at the grocery store by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Everyone must admit that these days it is quite tricky getting your hands on fresh foods and so, for convenience sake, you end up getting packaged foods that have a longer ... Read on »
Nutrition series: Survey results on American consumer attitudes toward food, nutrition, health by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Dr. Ida Laquatra, Global Director of Nutrition for HJ Heinz Company, recently provided excellent information regarding nutrition and healthy living.  Thus begins a 3-artic ... Read on »