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Fight Against Childhood Obesity Begins at Home

Schools nationwide are revamping their lunch menus, celebrity chefs are going on reality TV and First Lady Michelle Obama has started a health initiative, all to combat the same thing — childhood obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 25 million American children are obese or overweight, setting them up for […]

Smoking and Strokes

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million have a serious illness caused by smoking. In addition to cancer, smoking causes […]

Are You Taking Care of Your Small Dog’s Teeth?

– While Labradors have topped the American Kennel Club’s list of popular dogs for more than two decades, small dogs are gaining ground. Out of the top ten breeds, four — Yorkshire terriers, Dachshunds, Poodles (the category includes standards and miniatures) and Shih Tzus — are small breeds. The dog that made the largest jump […]

Improve Indoor Air Quality For a Healthier Home

When the weather report issues an air quality warning, some people stay indoors, but there’s no guarantee that the air in the home is any healthier than the air outside. Common indoor air pollutants such as dust mite grime, pet dander, mold, tobacco smoke, and airborne allergens and germs may be lurking about without anyone […]

Should a Doctor See That Muscle Strain?

– One wrong move, and suddenly the back of your leg hurts and begins to swell. Unfortunately, you’ve probably strained a muscle. But how do you know how bad the strain is? Should you see a doctor? Strains — or injuries to the muscle and tendons — occur when a muscle is stretched and then […]

A Mother’s Gift of Hope to Her Diabetic Son

When Brenda Novak’s 5-year-old son, Thad, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, “I was heartbroken,” she says. “We’ve become numb to diabetes, but when it happens to someone you love you realize how dangerous it truly is.” In the last decade, the cases of people living with diabetes jumped more than 40 percent — almost […]

Tips for Independent Living After 70

– You love your home and don’t want to leave it, but your children are concerned and keep mentioning assisted living. So, how can you maintain your independence while assuring your kids that you’re fine on your own? Many people are capable of living on their own in their seventies and beyond — with a […]

Hurting? Here’s How to Reduce Physical Pain

Chances are, you’re hurting right now. No, we’re not talking finances. (That’s a whole other story.) We’re talking the kind of long-lasting physical pain — arthritis, backaches, strains and the like — which the Institute of Medicine says at least 116 million U.S. adults experience at a cost to the nation of upwards of $558 […]