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  • Too Much TV Linked with Thicker, Weaker Kids!

    Researchers link increases in waist size and less powerful leg-muscle strength to TV watching in kids

    The more TV kids watch in early life, the thicker they get around the waistline and the weaker their muscle strength, a new study finds.

    It’s no secret that watching TV is linked

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    Hot weather isn't just uncomfortable, it can make people cranky.Among the contributing factors are poor sleep, dehydration and limited activity.

    Hot days certainly take a toll on our bodies, but they can also test our tempers, experts say.


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  • 10 Need-to-Know Facts about Fibromyalgia

    1. The invisible disability. The primary symptoms of fibromyalgia include widespread pain in the soft fibrous tissues in the body (muscles, ligaments, and tendons), profound fatigue, and disrupted sleeping. Virtually impossible for untrained observers to detect,...Full Post
  • Physical Inactivity May Be as Deadly as Smoking

    Failure to Get Recommended Amounts of Activity Is Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer.

    Not moving enough may be as hazardous to your health as smoking, a new study shows.

    The study, which is published in The Lancet, estimates as many as 5.3 million

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  • Tips for Managing Back to School Stress

    You may be planning out your own class schedule, perhaps you're preparing your children for the new school year, or you may be doing a little of both. Regardless of your circumstances, back to school can be a stressful and anxiety-provoking time. Here are some

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  • When it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. Let's make sure the present...

    The very young, the elderly and the seriously ill are the groups who are particularly at risk of health problems when the weather is very hot. In particular, very hot weather can make heart and breathing problems worse.

    “There is considerable evidence that

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  • Keeping Hair Healthy in the Summer Sun

    Protect Lather it in...Look for gentle, moisturizing shampoos and conditioners that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Using these protective products is an easy way to defend your hair against sun damage without changing your daily routine.
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  • Eliminate Bugs and Pests: Keep Your Home Clean and Insect-Free

    Regularly clean around your fridge, stove, and dishwasher to remove food crumbs. Mop the floor and wipe down the baseboards. Be sure to clean your kitchen counters after every meal.
    • Rinse out all food or beverage cans and bottles before discarding them.

    • Use a

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  • Red, White and Blue & A Healthy You Super Kids Nutrition Tips for a Healthy...

    Memorial Day is a time when we teach our kids to remember and honor our brave soldiers fighting for our freedom. The holiday weekend also marks the start of summer and the start of summertime BBQ fun! Millions of Americans will host a BBQ this Memorial Day

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  • Memorial Weekend and Body Image

    Memorial Weekend marks the start of the summer season. The start of the summer season brings with it such activities as going to the beaches and pools, wearing more revealing clothes and, as a result, greater concern among both men and women, about how they...Full Post