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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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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 »
Simple steps towards a healthier you by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Nice to see local supermarkets contributing to the battle against being overweight.  I just received a small, clever booklet in the mail with helpful hints regarding activi ... 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 »
Childhood Obesity Linked with Mother's Weight by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I recently came across an article in the Pediatrics journal 2005 that is worth revisiting. The most important fact noted by the research is th following: "The results showed ... Read on »
Mother Knows Best? Feeding Styles and Child Obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The January 2008 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics just came out with a fascinating article by Dr. Julie C. Lumeng regarding mothers, feeding, and child obesity. (By the way ... Read on »
The Machine Myth: Get Kids Off the Machines by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This article found in PFP Magazine offers the other side of the argument of "Is it safe for kids to use exercise machines or not?" There is a school of thought that believ ... Read on »
Study says many parents of fat children are in denial about their youngsters' weight by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "A startling number of parents may be in denial about their youngsters' weight. A survey found that many Americans whose children are obese do not see them that way...." says ... Read on »
Smart Cycle by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So Fisher Price in November 2007 has just come out with a fantastic new toy that combines video game fun with exercising fun in the comfort of your own home for your kids a ... Read on »
Lack of Sleep May Lead to Fatter Kids by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting " Here's another reason to get the kids to bed early: More sleep may lower their risk of becoming obese. Researchers have found that every additional hour per night a third- ... Read on »
Children Regulate Their own Weight -- If You Let Them by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I recently came across an article from the Nutritional Insights journal in my files that I had archived a few months ago. I thought that it would definitely be worth revisiti ... Read on »
Burger King Limits Advertising to Kids by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "Burger King pledged Wednesday [Sept.12, 2007] to offer healthier fast-food items for children under 12, with plans to sell and market flame-broiled Chicken Tenders and appl ... Read on »
Mandatory Daily Gym Class by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Fantastic, life-changing news!! Florida elementary students (K-5th grade) are starting back to school under a new Florida law which requires them to spend 30 minutes a day ... Read on »
obesity virus AD-36 by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting CBS4 News presented the information on the "Fat Virus" named AD-36 as a potential cause or contributor to human obesity and the epidemic that we are seeing today. Reported ... Read on »
Stuffed Veggies? by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Finally! A food you CAN play with! Yellow Label Kids has these knit vegetable and fruit rattles -- the debate is on... will these help YOUR child to like to eat their v ... 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 »
Shaq's Biggest Challenge by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Shaquille O'Neal takes the stage working with six overweight school kids to tackle the biggest challenge of their lives ... restructuring their lives and lifestyles to lo ... 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 »
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 »
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 »