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Back to School – A Healthy Diet Enhances Academic Performance

2016-09-14 13:04

In addition to helping your child with improved study habits and ensuring they get plenty of sleep at night, a good healthy diet can overall improve your child’s performance at school this year.

Each night, you sit down with your child and go over the homework for the day. You insist they read for at least 20 minutes each night.

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In Case of Head Lice, Do This - Home Remedy

2016-09-09 08:18

It’s that time of the year again - a new school semester and the potential for head lice. Here’s a summary of some timely advice from the FDA on what you should do in case your child brings home some head lice homework for you.

Head Lice Facts:

• Head lice cases typically peak in the fall and again in January.

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Should You Toss Your Antibacterial Soap?

2016-09-07 22:49

Should you toss your antibacterial soap? Recent news buzz has it that what you have bought in the past will not be available in the near future due to an FDA ruling. Here’s what you need to know about what is going on with the antibacterial soaps you use to protect your family from germs.

According to a recent report from NBC News, the FDA is telling manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) consumer-grade antiseptic wash products―including liquid, foam, gel hand soaps, bar s

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Get Kids Exercising to Boost Brain Power

2016-06-30 12:03

It will be back to school before you know it! Start planning for a successful school year now by getting the kids on a regular schedule for physical activity.

Exercise is obviously very good for the body in both kids and adults. But daily physical activity is more than just losing a few pounds and getting in shape.

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Why these women drink an experimental drink while pregnant?

2016-05-18 10:04

About 1800 women, in Auckland, Singapore and England, have decided to partake in a study with a use of a drink meant to be consumed pre-pregnancy and during pregnancy.

This drink is full of nutrients to combat diabetes for the newborn as well as increase the chances of the unborn child having a healthier lifestyle.

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What Happens When Parents Perceive Their Kids to Be Overweight

2016-04-26 15:42

Children are more likely to gain weight when parents perceive them to be overweight. Here is why.

Today’s health programs endeavor to tackle obesity by making parents aware that their child is overweight. According to a new study, this widely used strategy might not be a good idea.

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Preventing and managing occupational asthma: Indoor air quality matters

2016-02-11 02:39

Individuals who work in industries that produce a lot of particulate byproducts are more susceptible than others to potential problems with their lungs. Indoor air quality can drastically affect workers’ health, productivity and quality of life. Problems can extend beyond the workplace. One common health problem is asthma.

What is occupational asthma?

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6 common vehicle accident injuries and what to do about them

2016-02-11 01:26

Thousands of car accidents happen every day, and both drivers and passengers can suffer extreme injuries. In some cases, the people involved in the crash can walk away without a scratch while others end up in the hospital in critical condition. It is estimated that the medical bills associated with car accidents are $277 billion per year, and the long-term impact of the crashes can be devastating.

It is unrealistic to think you can avoid all accidents or prevent them from happening to your loved ones.

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