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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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What is Childhood Cancer? Childhood cancer (also called pediatric cancer) typically means a cancer that is found in children and teens, and sometimes young adults. It is not just one disease. There are many types, which can be found in different places throughout the body. The most common cancer in …

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Keeping Our Kids Healthy in School

Keeping Our Kids Healthy in School

As autumn approaches, children are already back at school. Because children spend much of their time in classrooms, schools are an ideal setting to teach and model healthy behaviors. As children across the country get ready to return to school, parents and staff can gear up to improve the health of …

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Tips to avoid hidden sugars

Tips to avoid hidden sugars

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts Low-fat and ‘diet’ foods often contain extra sugar to help improve their taste and palatability and to add bulk and texture in the place of fat. Even savoury foods, like ready-made soups and sauces may contain added sugar. …

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A Change in Destiny

A Change in Destiny

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jerry sat patiently in his shiny black Chevy Silverado in the same spot by the playground like he had done for the last four weekends. He reached over and picked up a brown paper bag, took out and slowly unwrapped his …

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Make Time for Healthy Family Dinners

Make Time for Healthy Family Dinners

Soon, the kids will be back in school and the mad rush will be on to juggle after-school activities with work schedules, family and church commitments, homework and other day-to-day responsibilities. Let’s be honest: When families are overscheduled and overcommitted, something has to give. All too often, that something is healthy, …

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Helping Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y

Helping Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y

Every new school year – whether it’s kindergarten or junior high – brings with it aspirations and dreams for both parents and children. But back to school can also be a time of stress, as families adopt new routines; students adjust to new teachers, new schools and new classes; and parents …

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