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Stacy Leatherwood Cannon, M.D.

Contributor since February 15, 2016 46 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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Do You Know What Your Child Is Eating At School?

: Unless you pack everything yourself, how do you make sure your child is eating right when they’re away from home? Here are 9 tips to promote hea...

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6 Ways To Start That Back-To-School Sleep Schedule Now

: Summer is coming to an end. Here are six things you can do to make getting your kids on a back-to-school sleep schedule as easy as counting sheep.

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Explaining The Birds & The Bees In The Digital Age

: Few things will make you squirm as much as talking to your kids about sex. Here are 8 modern-day tips to help you navigate "the talk" with your kids.

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Talking To Kids About Weight & Body Image In The Digital Age

: Talking to your kids about weight and body image is hard. With the influence of digital media, the job is even tougher. Tips to start healthy conversa...

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Is Your Child Having Nightmares Or Night Terrors?

: If your child’s nightmares or night terrors are interrupting peaceful nights in your house, you’re not alone. A pediatrician's advice on h...

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What Parents Need To Know About Teen Drinking

: A pediatrician offers advice to help parents worried about teen drinking, from understanding why teens turn to alcohol and looking for signs of depend...

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Promoting Good Sleep Habits For Your Child

: Enough sleep and a good bedtime routine are crucial for children and their development. Learn about some good sleep habits to promote in your child.

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

: Too many kids are sleep-deprived, which can lead to learning, behavioral and health issues. Establishing consistent sleep habits early on can help.

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2 Hours Of Screen Time For Your Child

: We've heard too much screen time is harmful for kids, but there are also some positives to TV, smartphone and technology use. Learn the pros and cons.

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