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Family heath research and news. Tips on how to have a happy marriage, raising children, grand parenting, home and family safety, dangers in the home and healthy meals. Our topics include a wide range of family health tips and news ranging from back to school lunches, pet ownership, family activities and exercises and meal planning.

Top Ten Ways to Make Your Family More Resilient

If hard times come, will your family get through them? It's possible to develop the traits necessary for families to thrive even in challenging, changing times. Laurie Kramer, University of Illinois professor of applied family studies, gives her top ten tips for building resiliency into your family.

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Japanese Medical Residents Likelier Than U.S. Counterparts to Involve Patients' Families in End-of-Life Decisions

Medical residents in Japan are more likely to involve patients' families in end of life decision making and to favor informing family members over the patients first.

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Coping with a Family Rift

We read so much about family estrangement, about mothers and fathers and their grown children who simply enter a cold war of ceased communication: Eminem and his mother, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Basinger, Jenna Malone, and their mothers, Gerard Depardieu and his son, the Reagans, whose estrangement from their children even merited prominence in the TV special about the former First Family. The list goes on and on.

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Air Purifiers And Air Filters Can Help The Health Of Allergy and Asthma Sufferers

Indoor air pollution in the form of dander, dust and pollen particulate matter can be a real irritant for suffers of asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions. In addition to removal of all direct irritant sources and minimizing the irritant containment materials in your house, you should also consider the indoor ventilation and filtration system of home. Environmental control is the key to reducing exposure to indoor and outdoor allergens.\n

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How do I protect myself and my family from West Nile?

(NC)-People can get West Nile virus if they are bitten by an infected mosquito. While, it's important to remember that the risks of being bitten by an infected mosquito are low and the chances of becoming seriously ill are even lower, anyone who is exposed to mosquitoes in an area that has West Nile virus has the potential to become infected.

West Nile Virus

To protect yourself and your family, you should avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. You can take action on two fronts:

1. Protect yourself:

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Is Your Family In Danger Because of Personal Care Products?

One year ago, I had no idea the danger I was exposing my children to. I assumed that cleaning products and personal care products were safe- after all, they are used to clean my home and my body- doesn't clean mean safe? I thought so, and I trusted that if the products were dangerous that the manufacturer would warn me. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Most brand name cleaning and personal care products contain chemicals that are poisoning our families- and we don't even know about it.

The personal care and cleaning products we use on a daily basis are causing central nervous system disorders, learning disorders, birth defects, respiratory illness, cancer, and even death. Using Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), which are required warnings for chemicals used in the workplace, and based on examination of many grocery store brands, chemicals in the following products cause the listed health problems (possible health effects do not apply to every single brand):

Air freshener - toxic; may cause cancer; irritates nose, throat, and lungs

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