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Month: July 2016

What Do Almonds, the President, and Discipline Have in Common?

Healthy snacking is no simple task, but President Obama is disciplined when it comes to eating almonds. Media Miscommunication This sounds like a joke, right? Well, it kind of was until the President chimed in to clarify. Michelle Obama and the White House Chef were discussing Barrack’s late-night eating habits. Michelle told the interviewing reporter that his favorite snack was almonds. She added, “…he has just seven almonds. That’s it.” He’s just that disciplined. The President thought his wife’s quote sound a little too obsessive-compulsive about his snacking. And it was. She was ribbing him, trying to get him...

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Water Alert: How to Avoid Swimming Illnesses

Water play can be the best part of summer activity. Swimming illnesses, however, can easily be contracted without taking certain safety precautions. In order to stay healthy and make the most of your leisure time, here are a few tips. Checking out The Surf If you’re going to be swimming in the ocean, many lifeguard stands have postings of water temperature and quality. Unfortunately, the water at some beaches is horribly polluted and can cause illness if ingested or enters a wound. If you’re concerned, you can always check out water quality and associated health questions at: https://www.epa.gov/beaches/find-information-about-your-beach. Swimming...

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Tips for Keeping Your Children Out of Danger this Season

Danger Free This season brings wonderful things like sunshine and outdoor activity. But, along with the fun, we must be vigilant in keeping our children out of danger. Here are some helpful tips for keeping our loved ones safe: When in the Sun… Always apply sunscreen, even if it’s cloudy. UVA and UVB are dangerous. Your children should use a product with zinc oxide whenever possible. An SPF between 30 and 50 works well and should be reapplied every hour or so. A hat is recommended as your baby’s scalp can burn too. Sunglasses protect eyes, especially during this...

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Best in Pregnancy and Adolescence!

Adolescents who eat more fruit have a lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life. Pregnant women who consume more fruit have babies with higher IQs. These are the results of two, new, separate studies. Avoiding Breast Cancer One recently published study touted the benefits of eating fruit. A lower risk of developing breast cancer was one discovery. Tens of thousands of questionnaires were given to women between the ages of 27 and 44 in regards to their diets. The first questionnaire was given in 1991 and then another in 1998. The latest tally of these showed that...

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