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Energy Drink Dangers

April 5, 2012 Energy drinks have become popular among students, athletes and adults looking for that extra edge at the gym, on the playing field, or in the classroo. more »»

Fight the Fat: Countdown to the Olympics

April 5, 2012 Chicken Lo Mein Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil-sesame or peanut oil 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin slices 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons soy sauce... more »»

Even mild concussions in kids can cause lingering symptoms

March 7, 2012 CHICAGO (AP) — Children with even relatively mild concussions can have persistent attention and memory problems a year after their injuries, according to a study that helps identify which kids may b... more »»

Magnets, Batteries Pose Danger

March 2, 2012 Children’s toys and musical greeting cards are just some of the items parents should be aware of that contain “button” or “coin” batterie. more »»

Child ID Card Program Offered

March 2, 2012 Having a current photo ID of your child can save precious time in the event of a kidnapping or lost-child incident. more »»

UCSF Study links colic to mother's migraines

February 20, 2012 A study of mothers and their young babies by neurologists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that mothers who suffer migraine headaches are more than twice as likely to... more »»

Ten Ways to Control Your Appetite

January 30, 2012 Trying to lose a few pounds? A large part of eating too much is about our appetite; if we could only get that under control the weight would simply fall off. Here are a few strategies. 1. more »»

Teach Kids to Read Food Labels

January 5, 2012 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than tripled over the last three decades. more »»

Fight the Fat: Wrestler's Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

January 5, 2012 Wrestler’s Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 of a white onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped carrots 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh white mushrooms ... more »»

Fight the Fat — Don't Take a Fitness Vacation

December 6, 2011 Keeping children active during the holidays can be a challenge. Thinking of fun, creative activities will get them up and moving. — Make a trip to the mall a time for exercise and shopping. more »»

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 »»



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