• Healthy Snacks

    Snacks don’t need to be unhealthy. There are plenty of options for healthy snacks that give your kids important nutrients and help control hunger between meals. Try these healthy snack ideas. “Ants on a log” (celery with peanut butter and raisins) Fresh or canned fruit (canned in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat yogurt

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  • Keep Your Heart Healthy

    Take steps today to lower your risk of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To help prevent heart disease, you can: Eat healthy. Get active. Stay at a healthy weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) and blood pressure.

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  • Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

    Diabetes (“dy-ah-BEE-teez”) is a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. Diabetes increases the risk of serious health problems like: Blindness Nerve damage Kidney disease Heart disease Stroke The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes, including: Watching your weight Eating healthy

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  • Heart-Healthy Foods

    When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Follow these tips for heart-healthy eating: Eat less saturated and trans fat. Stay away from fatty meats, fried foods, cakes, and cookies. Cut down on sodium (salt). Look for the low-sodium or “no salt added” types of canned soups, vegetables, snack foods, and lunch meats.

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  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    One in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The good news? Childhood obesity can be prevented. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to

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  • Tips to prevent kidney stones

    Tips to prevent kidney stones

    Around one million Americans develop kidney stones every year. Kidney stones are formed when minerals in the urine crystallize. If you have gone through the pain of passing a kidney stone, you will know that prevention is better than cure. Here are 6 tips for preventing kidney stones from forming. Don’t Underestimate Your Sweat. Saunas, hot

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  • Tips to help your heart

    Tips to help your heart

    Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So show it some TLC. Even better? You don’t have to work on all of these steps at once. Even if you improve just one or two of these areas, you can make yourself less likely to get heart disease. Of course, the more

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  • Your next workout could set you up for a speedier metabolism

    Your next workout could set you up for a speedier metabolism

    Your metabolism includes all the things your body does to turn food into energy and keep you going. Some people have a faster metabolism than others. Some things that affect whether your metabolism is speedy or sluggish include things you don’t control, like your age, sex, and genes. Focus instead on what really does make

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  • Great foods to lower your cholesterol

    Great foods to lower your cholesterol

    If you’re worried about getting a handle on your high cholesterol level, or maintaining your current healthy levels, it’s natural to think about which foods you should ban from your diet once and for all. Maybe you say to yourself, I’ve been eating too much cheese or Why did I put so much butter on

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  • August National Immunization Awareness Month

    August National Immunization Awareness Month

    August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. August is an ideal time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on vaccines before heading back to school and to plan ahead to receive flu vaccine.Getting vaccinated is an easy

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  • Back To School Physicals

    Back To School Physicals

    No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos: Shopping for school supplies Filling out permission forms Scheduling your child’s yearly pediatric well-child visit While it may not seem as urgent, a yearly physical exam by your family’s pediatrician is an important part of your child’s health

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  • Beat The Heat

    Beat The Heat

    There’s a lot to do when the weather is right: family picnics, working on your tan at the beach, a homerun derby on the softball field, endless hours on the golf course, or lounging in your backyard hammock. Unfortunately, too much fun in the sun can be dangerous. Excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which

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