Warning for Choking Hazard

Safety First: How to Protect Infants and Young Children from Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards

“Accidents happen” is a common phrase that suggests there is not much you can do to prevent injuries to your child. In reality, the opposite is true. We now use the phrase “unintentional injuries” instead of accidents. In many cases, these injuries can be prevented. Read More »

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Social Media and Kids: What Parents Should Know

If you read the title of this article and you wondered what social media is, then you need to read this article. If you are already well aware of social media, then you need to be aware of how your children are using it. Read More »

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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

While social, emotional and health factors play a role in the foods people choose to eat, the foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most. That is why, as a part of National Nutrition Month 2014, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.”
Each March, the Academy encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthful eating throughout the month. Read More »

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Safety First: Could Your Child’s Toys Be Dangerous?

An average of 450 children require medical treatment every day for injuries related to toys. Almost half of these injuries are due to choking. Children ages four and under are at the greatest risk for toy-related injury.
While toy safety standards have been improved in recent years, we can’t assume that all toys are safe. Read More »

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Creating a Culture of Healthy Habits

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, culture is defined as a way of thinking, behaving or working that exists in a place or organization. We all encounter different cultures throughout our day, but many of us don’t stop to think consciously about how the cultures impact our thinking or behavior. Read More »

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Health Insurance: Not just for fossils

“I thought health insurance was just for fossils until I ended up in the ER …”
A friend of mine owns a Toyota Tundra that he shares with his girlfriend. He told me, “I might love that truck as much as I love my girlfriend.” Kidding aside, it’s his work truck and gets him around — it even got him to the emergency room after he had an accident while remodeling their kitchen. Read More »

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