Category: Health

Breakfast Cereals for a Sweet Tooth

| January 12, 2013 | 41 Comments

We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If your grandma was anything like mine, if she had her way, we and our children would be sitting down to a nice, hot breakfast of eggs, toast, fruit, bacon and orange juice every day. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time for […]

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Winter Maladies: Sensitive, Dry, Itchy Skin and Rashes

| January 2, 2013 | 51 Comments

Most of the country is in the midst of heating season, and with the dry heat coming from fireplaces, radiators and space heaters comes dry skin. It’s a discomfort of the season that many of us have simply learned to deal with, but if you have a child who has sensitive skin or sensory issues […]

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How to Lose Weight in 2013

| December 28, 2012 | 94 Comments

With 2013 starting in just a few days, chances are that you’re thinking hard about your new year’s resolutions! Whether you’re one of the few that actually stick to them or, like most of us, you forget about your resolution by the beginning of February, setting goals for the year is something that the majority […]

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Arsenic in Rice: What You Need to Know

| December 13, 2012 | 47 Comments

Every so often, we hear about hidden health hazards in various foods. There could be listeria bacteria in hot dogs, E.Coli in bagged spinach and we know that there’s mercury in canned tuna. Now it has come to our attention that there may be high levels of arsenic in something that many of us feed […]

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Ear Infections: What You Need to Know

| November 29, 2012 | 18 Comments

Wintertime is just around the corner, and in many areas, we’re already into cold and flu season. One complication of the common cold that can also occur on its own is the middle ear infection. Some kids seem predisposed to them: My son had what seemed like constant ear infections when he was a baby, […]

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Not-so-Unhealthy Convenience Foods

| November 28, 2012 | 47 Comments

We all want to serve our families healthy, home-cooked food. I would love to be able to cook my family three hot, nutritious meals a day, plus serve healthy, homemade snacks. Wouldn’t you? While I do manage to cook a lot of the time, everybody is busy with school, work, activities, and life in general, […]

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Dealing With Childhood Fears

| November 24, 2012 | 26 Comments

From the time they’re little, kids have fears. Some of these are transient, and others stick around for a long time. Most of us are familiar with a baby’s fear of separation from his mother, and a three-year-old’s terror of spiders, but what about bigger kids? During my 12-year-old’s recent well-child visit, I mentioned to […]

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Keeping Active in Cool Weather

| October 19, 2012 | 8 Comments

Now that the temperature has dropped outside, you may be finding yourself looking for different kinds of activities to keep your kids busy and entertained. It’s true that they can’t spend as much time out of doors in the cold weather as they can in the summer, but outdoor play is still important. During the […]

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October is Protect Your Hearing Month

| October 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

Did you know that October is National Protect Your Hearing Month? According to the American Academy of Audiology, hearing loss is the third most common health problem in America, and, perhaps more surprisingly, over half of the Americans experiencing this hearing loss are under the age of 65. Clearly, this is a problem that needs […]

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Beach First Aid Tips

| September 28, 2012 | 6 Comments

Although beach season is ending for much of the country, going to the beach is becoming more popular in Florida and other warm areas: The tourists have gone home until the wintertime season picks up, and the weather is finally tolerable! My family was at the beach recently when I was stung by a sting […]

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