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January 25, 2018

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Raising Birth Defect Awareness

How to Reduce Your Risks of Birth Defects We know that the vast majority of babies are born healthy, but every pregnant woman has a nagging “What if…?” That question being, of course, “What if my baby has some sort of birth defect or health problem?” The increase in prenatal screening has significantly reduced the … Continue Reading

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Drunk Driving Awareness

Safety, Wellness

December is Drunk Driving Awareness Month! Did you know that every day, almost 29 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes—that’s one person every 50 minutes in 2016. Drunk-driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year. In 2010, the … Continue Reading

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Holiday Healthy Eating

Nutrition and Diet

Holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s bring to mind thoughts of family, friends, fun and food. However, each year, millions of Americans struggle to maintain their waistlines during the holidays while surrounded by tempting holiday treats. Holiday Parties By following the healthy tips below, you will be on your way to enjoying all your … Continue Reading

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Toy Safety: Keeping Playtime Safe

Safety, Wellness

There’s nothing like the searing pain of stepping on a bunch of army guys in the middle of the night. Playtime is an important part of growing up, but if you’re not careful, toys can really hurt your child. In fact, toy-related injuries send about 180,000 kids to the ER every year. With careful selection … Continue Reading

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10 Tips For Winter Wellness

Fitness and Exercise, Health and Healthcare, Nutrition and Diet, Wellness

1. Go for a walk even when the weather is really cold – your body has to work overtime to get warm and you may burn up to 50% more calories than you would on the same walk in summer! But remember, go a little slower until you get warm and keep up the hydration. … Continue Reading

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The Best Foods for Healthy Skin

Nutrition is important for health. An unhealthy diet can damage your metabolism, cause weight gain and even affect organs such as your heart and liver. What you eat also affects the health of another organ — your skin. As more is learned about how diet affects the body, it’s becoming increasingly clear that what you … Continue Reading

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How to Prevent and Stop Bullying in School!

Ways to bully-proof your child and how to spot warning signs of school bullying While many parents may assume that bullying in schools is a problem that occurs in middle or high school, the fact is that schools and parents should take steps to prevent and stop bullying in schools as early as kindergarten and … Continue Reading

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10 Natural Depression Treatments

Being depressed can make you feel helpless. You’re not. Along with therapy and sometimes medication, there’s a lot you can do on your own to fight back. Changing your behavior — your physical activity, lifestyle, and even your way of thinking — are all natural depression treatments. These tips can help you feel better — starting right … Continue Reading

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10 Tips for a Healthy Fall

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, flu and cold season can begin as early as October. The average adult catches two to three colds each season, and children sneeze and sniffle even more. With a few preventative measures, you can help keep yourself and your family healthy through the fall season and spend less time wiping noses. 1. … Continue Reading

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Tips For Oral Hygiene

October is National Oral Hygiene Month and a healthy mouth is something to smile about! Taking care of your teeth and gums can mean more than just a healthy looking smile; it can help reduce the chance of gum disease or decaying teeth, and the unpleasant side effects of poor dental hygiene, like bad breath and a … Continue Reading

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