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Building Strong Bones

Posted on May 14, 2018

With May being National Osteoporosis Month, it is a perfect time to learn more about this condition. Most adults have heard of osteoporosis but have no idea exactly what the disease entails and how they could be at risk. Osteoporosis is a disease where the bones of the body have become weak and are more easily breakable. It is not… Read More

Family Time for Fun (and Exercise)

Posted on May 7, 2018

With May being National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, it is an excellent time for families to focus on adding more exercise into the daily schedule. From sports to a walk around the neighborhood, there are many ways families can integrate exercise to be healthier.  Here are a few examples of how you can get your family moving, making it… Read More

Immunizations at Every Age: What You Need to Know

Posted on April 25, 2018

New parents quickly find out that vaccinations are a common occurrence in children if you choose to vaccinate. Starting in infancy, children will be given immunization shots to protect them from harmful diseases. Such diseases can be serious leading to the need for hospitalization or result in death. Immunizations are given at varying stages and are required during different school… Read More

How to recognize the signs of IBS

Posted on April 17, 2018

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a condition that many people face daily. As a digestive system issue, IBS can cause varying symptoms including diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramps and more. IBS can be debilitating, interrupting everyday life including at school and work. Learning more about the condition can help to determine if a medical evaluation is needed and how you… Read More

Five Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Eat

Posted on April 8, 2018

All parents know that kids can be picky eaters and when it comes to packing lunch for school every day, finding something new to send can be tough. As parents, we want to provide healthy school lunches that our kids want and will look forward to. If you find that your kids are getting bored with what you are sending … Read More

How to protect your child’s eyes while playing sports.

Posted on April 2, 2018

All sports can play a major role in a child’s life.  Sports like baseball, basketball, football, and soccer, offer a great way for kids to learn hand-eye coordination, develop friendships and teamwork, and how to take direction. When your child wears glasses or contacts, you may be unsure as to if they can play sports or how you should go… Read More

How to Have a Balanced Diet: Breaking Down the 2018 Food Pyramid

Posted on March 26, 2018

Photo by Brooke Lark on UnsplashIn 1992, the United States Department of Agriculture released the Food Guide Pyramid, a pyramid graphic that helped individuals learn how to eat better and live a healthier lifestyle. In 2005, the pyramid was replaced with MyPyramid and was based on new research in food needs. The pyramid was widely recognized as a tool for nutrition education … Read More

5 Tips to Protect Your Peepers

Posted on March 22, 2018

Photo by Ramiro Mendes on UnsplashThe eyes are an important part of overall health and well-being. We rely on our eyes to see of course and need our eyes to stay healthy so that issues do not arise in the future due to aging or other issues. To ensure proper eye health, there are steps one can take to ensure you always… Read More

3 Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider

Posted on March 12, 2018

Photo by Ilya Ilyukhin on UnsplashWhen it comes to being healthy, doctor visits are required. We visit the eye doctor to promote good eye health and a family physician when we get sick or something is going on that we are unsure of. We rely on physicians to provide us with the best care, ensuring we take the right measures for our… Read More

Do You Need 8 Hours of Sleep?

Posted on March 6, 2018

Photo by Katarzyna Kos on UnsplashNational Sleep Awareness Week (March 4 – 10) marks a time when consideration is given to how much sleep we need. For decades, the old adage was that eight hours of sleep per day would leave one feeling rested and revitalized. However, is this really true? Is eight hours of sleep the magic number, where everyone will feel… Read More

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