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How To Lose A Little Weight

Losing a little excess weight goes a long way toward improved health. Drop an easy 10 pounds. Go! Here are easy lifestyle adjustments to make it possible. Lose that weight on the go! (You’ll hardly notice the additional effort.) Control Stress Take steps to manage your stress level. Stress releases hormones that encourage the accumulation … Continue Reading

Fitness and Exercise, Nutrition and Diet, Wellness
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Guide

Health and Healthcare

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and we think it is important to address the topic. Prostate cancer – which develops in the walnut-sized gland located just below the bladder – is the second most common cancer in men, after skin cancer. It’s a slow-growing cancer that most often affects men over age 65, and it’s highly … Continue Reading

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How to Reduce Family Stress & Conflict

Stress Management, Wellness

Do you sometimes feel as if your family is just a powder keg waiting to ignite again? That you, your spouse, and your kids are always moving from one conflict to the next, with moments of peace few and far between? It can be exhausting and discouraging. But here’s the good news: Every family—no matter … Continue Reading

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10 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Back-to-School

Nutrition and Diet, Wellness

Make sure your kids get a healthy breakfast with these simple and nutritious make-ahead meals. A healthy breakfast for kids Getting the kids out to school in the morning can be a bit of a manic panic. (Where are my socks? The bus is here!) While you want to make sure your kids start the … Continue Reading

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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Health and Healthcare, Wellness

With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier, August is the new September! Along with school supply shopping and purchasing those back-to-school clothing items, it’s time to make comprehensive eye exam appointments for the kids. Conveniently, August is designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! A good rule of thumb is to have … Continue Reading

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11 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby

Breastmilk is a “perfect food.” It’s easy to digest, and because it is made of live cells, your baby’s body can easily absorb it. August is National Breastfeeding Month and a great time to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding for babies. Breastmilk provides just the right proportion of essential nutrients, vitamins, proteins, fats and antibodies to … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare, Nutrition and Diet, Wellness
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National Immunization Awareness Month

As summer begins to wind down, children will be headed back to school or beginning school for their first time. This can be a busy time for parents as they start shopping for backpacks, binders, pens/pencils, clothes, shoes and a number of other items that will help their children have a great start to the … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare, Wellness
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National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

When it comes to national days of observation, you probably aren’t familiar with the yearly anniversary of National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month (NCCAPM). Heck, it’s a lot of work just to say it! Understanding its importance, however, is something we believe you’ll find relatable as a parent. After all, thousands of children … Continue Reading

Health and Healthcare, Wellness
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Tips for Working Out in the Summer Heat

Beat the heat and hit your workout hard with these summertime tips! Warmer, sunny days are finally here, but after exercising in cooler Spring temps, hot and humid 80-degree days can feel overwhelming. Running, biking, hiking, even walking feels harder in the heat, so here are some tips to help you get through your Summer … Continue Reading

Fitness and Exercise, Wellness
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Connect to These 7 Tips for Social Wellness Month

These days, it seems the word “social” means jumping in front of a smartphone or computer to engage in social media. However, there are benefits to real human contact. In fact, research from the University of Minnesota finds that living in isolation is as bad for your health as smoking or high blood pressure. July is social wellness month, … Continue Reading

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