Conquering the childhood obesity epidemic requires a multifaceted approach including family, community and national efforts. One noteworthy advocate, Mr. Vincent Ferguson, created the Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo in Brooklyn, New York to highlight the importance of youth fitness and…

Ep. 56: The Vaping Crisis in Youth

E-cigarette use by youth continues to rise sparking outcry from the medical community. Thankfully, the FDA has stepped in with regulations to curb what’s now being called-a public health crisis. But is the current plan enough? Will it take banning…

Parent Summer Safety Checklist

It’s summer time! Across the country kids are rejoicing that there is no school or books or teacher’s unapproving looks. But for parents, summer takes on a whole, new set of concerns….summer safety worries. Don’t fret, I have a summer…

Although cardiac-related sudden death during sports is a rare occurrence, it is extremely devastating to all involved. Therefore, a focus on prevention is important to ensure youth are safe to play. Dr. Candice discusses the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) and cardiac-related…

I am hopeful for the future when I meet young people who advocate for themselves and others. Just this morning, my eyes welled with tears watching the students in Parkland, Florida passionately speak against gun violence and for school safety….

Ep. 35: The Soul Food Pyramid

The Holidays and Soul Food go hand-in-hand for many. That’s why Dr. Candice gets in the kitchen with registered and licensed dietician, Mrs. Fabiola Gaines to help us prepare soul food in a more healthy way and keep the deliciousness….

Ep. 34: A Pro’s Perspective

Former NBA coach and player, Laron Profit on parents sideline coaching their young athlete, “Parents are out of control. Leave your kids alone. Stop trying to coach them…..How can you tell your son to show restraint, be controlled and be…