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CO Danger Is Real

December 6, 2011 It was anything but a happy new year in Los Angeles where one woman mourned the loss of her mother and grandmother — both died from carbon monoxide given off by a gas oven door they’d left open to... more »»

New Weapons for Your Cold Symptom Arsenal

November 4, 2011 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75 percent of children 5-17 missed at least one day of school in the past 12 months due to injury or illness. more »»

Fight the Fat — Pack a Punch Pearl Couscous

November 4, 2011 Serves 6 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups giant pearl couscous (Israeli couscous) 2 1/4 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground blac... more »»

Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye

September 30, 2011 “Cool, Mom! I can’t open my eye!” You groan because while your child is thrilled by this creepy discovery, you know your daily routine is about to change, possibly for the next several days. more »»

Books That Inspire Good Health

September 30, 2011 Charles Stuart Platkin, a public health specialist also known as the DietDetective (www.dietdetective. more »»

Fight the Fat! Fit in Fitness

September 30, 2011 1. Take an after-dinner family walk. This is a good opportunity to learn about your child’s day. 2. Put on some music and dance for 20 minutes. more »»

New ADHD Tool

September 8, 2011 Wellspring Family Services is offering parents a helpful new guidebook to use as a tool in navigating their child’s ADHD diagnosi. more »»

Baby Safety Tips

September 8, 2011 As part of Baby Safety Month this month, Underwriters Laboratories, an independent product safety testing company, is reminding parents that 2.5 million children are injured in their homes every year. more »»

Fight the Fat! Recipe for Knockout Mac & Cheese

September 8, 2011 Knockout Mac & Cheese Serves 4 Nonstick cooking spray Salt 4 ounces whole wheat macaroni 1 can evaporated milk 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard Pinch cayenne pepper 1 cup... more »»

Berry Good Snacks

July 7, 2011 At this time of year, when blueberries are most abundant and least expensive, enjoy them to the max! Blueberries are high in antioxidants and are a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. more »»

Review: "It's Time to Play Outside" by Miska L. Rynsburger

July 7, 2011 Parents today reminisce that when they were growing up, they left the house in the morning and didn’t return until they heard their mother’s telltale whistle to come in for supper. more »»

Home Safe Home

May 24, 2011 A survey by the Home Safety Council showed that while nearly 60 percent of American parents feel there are steps they could take to reduce the risk of a home-related injury, a third of them just... more »»

The Facts About Organic

May 3, 2011 Question: These days, there’s so much talk about organic foods and beverages. more »»

How to Spot a Child Predator

April 4, 2011 Yello Dyno, which produces a no-fear children’s safety CD, DVD and website, offers these “8 Red Flags for Identifying Child Predators”: 1. more »»

Unhealthy 'Health' Foods

April 4, 2011 Some health-food masqueraders can fool even the savviest shoppers and parents who pride themselves on their nutritional know-how. more »»

Fight the Fat: Shape Up without P.E.

April 4, 2011 Problem: My child’s school has eliminated physical education. more »»

Early C-Sections and Baby's Health

March 7, 2011 Expectant mothers often ask when it is considered safe to schedule a Caesarean section. more »»

Tennis Over Texting?

March 7, 2011 A recent poll of girls ages 7-12 by, found that of girls who like sports (88 percent of those polled), most like them so much that they’d rather play sports than text or watch TV. more »»

Fight the Fat: Busy, busy, busy

March 7, 2011 Problem: I’m so busy and working, I lack downtime to just relax and think things through. It’s hard to help my kids eat healthy and exercise because of thi. more »»

Make the Most of Recess

January 14, 2011 Don’t discount the value of a good game of Monkey in the Middle. more »»



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