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Stacy Leatherwood Cannon, M.D.

Contributor since February 15, 2016 39 Posts
Stacy Leatherwood Cannon, M.D.

Stacy Leatherwood Cannon, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician and the physician champion for childhood wellness for Henry Ford LiveWell. Dr. Leatherwood Cannon credits her love of helping people as the reason she became a doctor. She chose pediatrics because she is fascinated with children, their development and what she calls their incredible "bounce back ability.” She considers her parents her heroes, noting that their hard work, sacrifice and belief in her have been the keys to her success.

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Pros & Cons Of Screen Time: How To Manage Your Child’s Use

: Kids are growing up in an increasingly digital age, which means parents today face lots of decisions about screen use.

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Energy Drinks And Kids: What You Should Know

: Energy drinks are the fastest growing beverage in the U.S. market, and they are especially popular among young people. Henry Ford pediatrician Dr. Sta...

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How To Make The Most Of Your Child's Well Visit

: Learn how to maximize your child’s back-to-school wellness visit or annual check-up with your pediatrician and which questions you should ask th...

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7 Steps To Conquer Childhood Obesity

: A few years ago, the medical community thought childhood obesity had peaked. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Today, one out of five children is ...

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Stressed Out Teens: 4 Tips On How To Help

: Digital devices and societal pressures have brought on an epidemic of teen stress. While some stress can be good, Dr. Stacy Leatherwood Cannon provide...

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Boredom Busters: 12 Screen-Free Activities For Kids

: Time spent in front of the TV is time spent sedentary and without critical creativity and play. Here are 12 kid-friendly ideas for screen-free fun.

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Toddler Tantrums Tamed

: When your toddler is in the middle of a meltdown, it’s natural to feel embarrassed, ashamed, even helpless and unfit. But the reality is that ne...

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10 Tips To Establish Healthy Childhood Eating Habits

: Healthy eating habits are more likely to stick when you establish them early in life. But getting your kids to eat healthy isn't always easy. Here are...

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Baby Monitors: 4 Common Sense Tips

: Technology has lead to more advanced baby monitors, from live videos on your smart phone to those that track breathing and heart rate. But is it too m...

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