How Much Sodium Is in Your Child’s Lunchbox?

They need to be able to eat it in 20 minutes or less. They need to be able to open and close all of the containers themselves. And it can’t go bad before they eat it. What are we talking about? The lunch your kids take to school each day. What you put in your […]

Over Age 50? Make Long-Term Care Plans Before They Are Needed

The best time to make decisions regarding long-term care is well before it’s needed. An unexpected illness or injury may force you or a loved one into making hasty decisions. Long-term care is a set of services and supports for people who are unable to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ADLs are self-care activities, […]

Six Easy Tips to Get Healthy and In Shape for Summer

Swimsuit season is here so it’s time to tone up, slim down and get ready for summer. Building lean muscle, burning fat and eating right is easier when you know what steps to take. Incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine can provide long-term results, according to two experts from Curves, Nadia Rodman, director of […]

Summer Fitness Tips

Whether you want to get your body ready for swimsuit season or stay fit during the summer months, it’s important to find a fitness routine that you can maintain. These tips will help you get motivated and keep moving for a healthier body. Shake things up – Having a variety of fitness activities works different […]

Protect Young Eyes in the Technology Age

Whether it’s a tablet with an educational purpose or a big screen displaying the latest video game, the use of electronic technology is skyrocketing among kids. In fact, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children ages eight to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours with electronics every day. Unfortunately, all of that […]

Protect Your Sight: What You Need to Know About Vision Health

Everyone’s vision changes as they age, but some changes could indicate a more serious problem. Age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma are two of the most common eye diseases in older Americans. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of macular degeneration, and more than 3 million have some form […]

Choosing a Weight Loss Plan That’s Right for You

Losing weight and getting into shape is a goal many Americans aspire to achieve. Choosing a weight loss plan that fits your lifestyle is a crucial first step in developing the diet that works for you. The road to a sound weight loss plan should begin with the following steps: Talk with your doctor First […]

Grandparents: Protect Your Grandchildren From Accidental Medication Overdoses

Grandparents know children are curious and do everything possible to keep them safe as they explore. Grandparents love when their grandchildren come to visit, but they do not always remember to take extra precautions to put their medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight before their grandkids arrive. In fact, in a […]

Start Your Healthier Future Today

When it comes to losing weight and getting into shape, good intentions are never quite enough. And there’s not a quick-fix solution, either. It takes a well-balanced approach and a commitment to making healthy, long-term changes. According to Dr. Marc Sorenson, people who succeed in losing weight and keeping it off have several things in […]

Report Reveals Cost of Veterans’ Unmet Mental Health Needs

Every dollar invested in evidence-based care for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with untreated mental health disorders results in $2.50 in savings over two years, according to a new report released today by the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council). The report finds that if all 210,000 untreated veterans with PTSD and/or major depression received […]

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