The Importance of Knowing your Family Health History

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The information you gain when you look into your family’s past is vast and full of pertinent knowledge. You might learn the geographic location of your ancestors and what social or political positions they...

Hand Washing Not the Answer to Combat Germs

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They are everywhere. On every surface; on our hands, our lips and noses and everywhere on us and in us. There is no crevice, nook or cranny of our bodies that is excluded. They...

Six Reasons for Headaches in School-Age Children and How Parents Can Help Relieve the...

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As the school year approaches and begins, many parents may start to hear their children complain about headaches. According to Nick DeBlasio, MD, a pediatrician in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Pediatric Primary Care Clinic,...

Back-to-School Anxiety Common for Kids and Adolescents

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As the number of days of summer vacation decrease, children and adolescent anxiety levels often increase. In addition to getting school supplies, registration completed and vaccinations up to date, it’s important for parents to...

Exercise Alone Does Not Help in Losing Weight

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Physical activity has many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer to improving mental health and mood But contrary to common belief, exercise does not help you lose weight,...

New Toll-Free Number Helps Older Texans and People With Disabilities

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 Texas The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) has launched a toll-free number to help qualifying Texans connect with long-term care services. The telephone number is 1-855-937-2372. It has been set up to...

How to Naturally Prevent Headaches

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Pain in your brain can be a real headache. To avoid getting hit with a doozy, consider these easy tips. • Drink water. Dehydration causes headaches, and most Americans are not drinking enough water. Drink...

Are Your Cleaning Products Safe?

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Do you know what ingredients are in the cleaning products you buy for your home? Probably not, as there are no federal governmental regulations requiring companies to disclose their contents. But harsh chemicals can...

Beyond the Scale: What You Need to Know About Diabetes Risk Factors

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When it comes to Type II diabetes, many only consider weight when examining their risk. Diabetes is complicated however, and risk factors are numerous. Some of the confusion is potentially reflected in statistics. From 1980...

My Fitness Career and Child #3

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The first time it happened my youngest was just a baby. I had just finished teaching a class and a woman from LA who had been in the class came up to me. “What...