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A Piece of My Mind
November 17, 2015

Ditch the Scale

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Oncology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee; and Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
JAMA. 2015;314(19):2025-2026. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.5916

Following the birth of our son, my husband and I found ourselves the proud parents of three healthy, happy children … all younger than 3. With this new addition came the need for a larger car; so we threw our “coolness” to the wind and bought a new minivan. I instantly loved this car. It was full of perks and clearly designed for a family with small children, though perhaps I was easy to please given that I was well into my mid 30s and still driving the 1997 Honda Civic I got before going to medical school.

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