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Tips for Parents: Growth Patterns and Potential Health Issues

This year, Congress is recognizing the first-ever Growth Awareness Week to put a spotlight on the need for parents to better educate themselves on proper growth patterns for children. Monitoring…

Teenagers believe legalization of marijuana encourages experimentation and may lead to further drug use

Teenagers believe legalization of marijuana encourages experimentation and may lead to further drug use

The legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is happening in states across the nation. These changes may be affecting the way teenagers think about marijuana and other…

3 myths about microwave foods

3 myths about microwave foods

Everyone has their favorite foods they save for a special treat, or to make an already enjoyable occasion even better. But with a constant flow of information about food and…

Why salt is essential to human life

Why salt is essential to human life

Did you know salt is an important ingredient for your good health? No electrolyte is more essential to human survival than salt because the sodium you get from salt is…

Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls

Plateau-busting tips for avoiding common workout pitfalls

That stubborn muffin top that does not want to budge, the extra 20 minutes you can’t manage to add to your workout – when plateaus occur they can leave you…

Food safety tips for the summer cookout

Food safety tips for the summer cookout

Summer’s here – it’s time to slip on a pair of flip-flops and don your favorite grilling apron with that one-of-a-kind catchy slogan.  You know the one. Maybe it’s “King…

The human touch: Handcrafted items speak to the soul with unique, customized appeal

The human touch: Handcrafted items speak to the soul with unique, customized appeal

The quilt handed down through generations, the turn-of-the-century wooden rocking chair made by a long-gone relative, hand-stitched samplers that have graced every home your family has lived in – handcrafted…

Great-looking, flavorful veggies are also good for your eyes

Great-looking, flavorful veggies are also good for your eyes

After a long, cold winter, it’s time to celebrate the start of summer with outdoor picnics, activities with friends and family, and by enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. As you put…

Stay active as you age

Stay active as you age

Getting older can be a challenge. Staying on top of your health and fitness goals often becomes more difficult as you try to find enough time in the day to…

Osteoarthritis knee pain? 4 pain-busting tips as the weather warms up

Osteoarthritis knee pain? 4 pain-busting tips as the weather warms up

If you’re one of the millions of people who’s been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, pain can put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities. “I was always an…

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