Healthy Living

5 unique ways to keep the family eating right

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During this season, there is a special feeling that unites families. Holidays are a treasured time, usually bringing loved ones closer together. Then, as the New Year approaches, many families recommit to exercise more, eat better and improve their health. Why not combine this feeling of family togetherness and your goals for wellness in a […]

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5 unique ways to keep the family active

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When you take a look at the family calendar, chances are it is exploding with things to do. During this time of year, families are running to sporting events, holiday shows, work parties and everything in between. With the New Year here, you may have a goal to improve your exercise or work towards a […]

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Child eye exams: An essential part of your child’s health

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Eyes play a critical role in a child’s ability to learn about and experience the world but, as parents, it is often hard to know when you should get your child’s eyes checked. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and is a great opportunity to learn when and how often your child should […]

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The Best Sports Physical: In the Medical Home

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It’s that time again! It’s time to get your teen or pre-teen ready for sports participation or summer camp. Parents and youth have many options for completing the forms required for physical exams but one option incorporates the strengths of the medical history, the relationships with known health providers, the availability of great health education, […]

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8 Tips to Obliterate Obesity in Children

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One in three children in the US is overweight or obese, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. It’s a problem that touches every family in every town in America, and is putting the next generation at risk for early heart disease and stroke, inflammation of the liver, diabetes, and other serious […]

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Sprouting a Discussion about Growing Pains

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Growing up can be hard work and it is sometimes tough on your body. Growing pains are commonly seen in preschool and school-aged children and affects about 10 to 40 percent of children. Growing pains are sometimes considered no big deal, but how do you know if the pain your child feels is something more […]

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Eating Healthy As a Family Goal

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Increasing the frequency of home-prepared family meals is an excellent goal for 2015 that has numerous benefits for both the short and long term. Think back to those scenes in ‘Leave it to Beaver’ when the family gathered at the table for dinner. Turning back the clock to yesteryear might seem like a near impossibility […]

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How to Prepare Yourself for Your Child’s Surgery

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When your child is wheeled into the operating room, even if it’s just a simple procedure, it can be a scary experience for you and your child. Being prepared—emotionally and practically—can help calm your nerves and put your child at ease. Director of nursing at McLane Children’s Scott & White, Cherri Radford, RN, MSN, CNOR […]

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