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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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Vaccinations: Are Your Kids Up To Date?

: Each year, health officials evaluate the latest research and update their childhood vaccinations recommendations. Here are a few of the latest changes...

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Resolving Toddler Constipation: Do’s and Don’ts

: Tips on a common potty-training challenge: Not wanting to poop on the toilet leads to constipation, making the process more difficult.

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Bullying Awareness: 5 Ways To Prepare Your Kids

: Bullying is never acceptable. Whether your child is a victim, aggressor or an innocent bystander, here are 5 steps you can take to stop hurtful behavi...

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7 Tips For A Healthy Halloween

: No need to fear this candy-filled holiday, especially if your family has a healthy lifestyle most of the year. Here, 7 tips for a fun but healthy Hall...

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Childhood Obesity: Do You Know The Risks?

: Childhood obesity is a rising problem, and can cause further health problems for children now -- and as they continue to grow. Learn about the health ...

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Summer Safety: Protect Kids From Sun & Accidental Injury

: With all that summer fun comes the need to protect yourself and your family from potential dangers like sunburn, swim accidents and more. Tips to stay...

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How To Balance Kids’ Screen Time

: Encourage your children to turn their devices off and their imaginations on. Here are 5 strategies to establish a healthy balance around screen time

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How To Get Kids Ready For Spring Sports

: From sun protection to the right gear to proper hydration and snacks, these 9 tips will help get your kids back in the game for spring sports season.

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Teen Obesity: 5 Tips To Encourage Healthy Choices

: Research shows 70 percent of obese teens will hang on to their extra pounds for life. 5 tips for helping your teen maintain a healthy weight.

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