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Eating Heart Healthy

With a new year and resolutions on our heels, many of us are still battling with making healthier choices in an effort to lose a few holiday pounds. Something that is often forgotten is that food does not only effect our waistlines, but it impacts our health and wellness as well. Sure, the treadmill…

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Know the Chemicals in Your Home

Homes serve as safe havens for their residents. When lying on a soft pillow waiting on sleep to come in the evenings, a feeling of calm and being safe is evident when tucked into bed in one’s own room. We expect homes to be clean and free of any harmful chemicals that could cause…

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Healthy Diet Plan for the New Year

Starting with Halloween and carrying through to January 2nd, the thoughts of calorie counting steadily diminish. The candy, turkey, cookies, and other delectable party foods join forces in areas like the midsection, thighs, and rear end of our bodies much quicker than I’m sure we all would prefer, and that is why January and…

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Managing Your Family’s Health Records

Family Health Records are important to document and keep in an accessible location should any emergencies arise. Knowing that mom is allergic to certain medications or dad has a heart murmur could be a life determining factor in severe situations. Having an emergency game plan that all family members are aware of is critical…

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Defense Against Cold and Flu

Being sick is not something that most people enjoy. Runny noses, sore throats, and coughing do not provide their host with warm, fuzzy feelings. Preventing these symptoms from developing or worsening is important around this time of the year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a few easy methods to preventing…

Beautiful mid adult African American mom is standing with her arms crossed with a concerned expression on her face. Her elementary age son and teenage daughter are ignoring her and using gaming device or smart phones in the backround on Christmas Eve. They are sitting on the sofa. A Christmas tree, fireplace and stockings are blurred in the background. Focus is on the mom. She is wearing a green sweater with a red blouse underneath.

Coping with the Holidays

The holiday season brings with it delicious foods, beautiful decorations, and the tale of a jolly old fellow who is pulled by reindeer through the night sky to deliver presents to all good little boys and girls. Along with the magic of the holidays, however, comes stressful nights, overspending, and a feeling of loss…

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Conflict Resolution

  Conflict. Many hate conflict, but none can avoid it. It is more often than not that conflict erupts into a big problem when the situation is not handled properly. Hurtful words that sting and leave permanent impacts are said, feelings are hurt, and tears are shed in some extreme cases. The good news…

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Lung Cancer Awareness and Prevention

  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among men and women in the United States. In keeping with November being lung cancer awareness month, this article will address common causes of lung cancer and how to avoid…

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Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a child as being overweight as having a BMI (Body Mass Index) at or above the 85th percentile but below the 95th percentile, and childhood obesity is defined as having a BMI at or above the 95th percentile. BMI can be calculated by…

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Family Diet

Family Diet Every family is different, and so is the way each family eats. The one commonality is the passing on of family traditions and ways of eating. Some families rely on hunting, fishing, and planting their own foods while others rely on the grocery store for their nourishment needs; however, all families have…