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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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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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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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Kids And Sugar: A Recipe For Disaster?

: Sugar gets a bad rap, especially when it comes to children, but does that mean it's completely off limits?

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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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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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Positive Discipline: 10 Alternatives To Spanking

: Spanking has long been determined by researchers and child psychology experts to be an ineffective form of discipline and harmful to kids in many ways...

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Antibiotics In Kids: Your Questions Answered

: Pediatrician and child wellness expert Dr. Stacy Leatherwood Cannon answers all of your questions about antibiotics and your child -- when they're app...

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How To Avoid Passing Down Body Image Issues To Your Child

: Worried your child isn't comfortable in his or her own skin? Or that you're passing on your own body image issues? Help your child develop a healthy b...

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6 Tips For Teaching Your Child About Personal Hygiene

: Taking care of your body can prevent many health conditions that are related to poor hygiene – an important lesson to teach your child as they g...

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