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Turkey Trot Warm-up

If your holiday plans include a run for the local food bank on Thanksgiving morning, be sure to warm up first. For many who participate in these seasonal events, it’s easy to overlook the importance of a proper warm-up to increase heart rate, breathing rate and blood flow to the muscles, while reducing the risk […]

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Fresh Lunch Ideas

We are now several months into the school year and you’ve probably run out of fresh ideas for your kid’s lunch. Here are some to try: Fruit Dunk: Your child will be more likely to eat an orange if you peel and segment it, and seal in a zip-top bag. Throw in a small cup […]

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“F” As In Fat

According to the report “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012,” released by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), 13 states are currently on the path to hitting an adult obesity rate of 60 percent by 2030, while 39 states will hit 50 percent and all […]

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The Problem With Pacifiers

Pacifiers may stunt the emotional development of baby boys by robbing them of the opportunity to try on facial expressions during infancy, according to a new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. According to researchers, humans of all ages often mimic the expressions and body language of the people around them, which […]

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What Is Homeopathic Medicine?

Based on the theory that the body has the ability to cure itself, homeopathic medicine has been practiced in Europe since the 1700s. Homeopathic medical philosophy can be summed up as “like cures like”—that is, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, giving the person a very small amount of the same […]

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Signs That a Senior Needs Help

As many baby boomers face the challenge of becoming caregivers for their parents, it’s important to know what warning signs for failing health to look for. According to Years Ahead —an online guide for families on finding senior care solutions—some of the most common early indicators that an aging loved one needs care are: Forgetting […]

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Healthy California Kids

A recent report by Children Now—a nonpartisan, multi-issue research, policy development and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California and creating national media policies that support child development—says a California child’s well-being is tied to what county they live in. The 2014 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being looks at 28 […]

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