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Social Media and Teens: Curse or Blessing?

Social Media and Teens: Curse or Blessing?

If you’re the parent of a teen or young adult, you already know that their experience of growing up is vastly different that your experience. That’s the way it’s always been: Older people looking down on younger people, shaking their heads and muttering about “today’s kids.” And still, the human race …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. …

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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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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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