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Back to School: 5 Tips for a Healthy Year

With a new school year upon us, Pediatrician Dr. Ed Lewis offers advice for parents aimed and keeping kids healthy and safe.

What NOT to Do Tomorrow Morning: Skip Breakfast

What NOT to Do Tomorrow Morning: Skip Breakfast

It's often touted as the most important meal of the day but can breakfast help your heart health? Registered dietitian Kacie Cook weighs in on a study that linked eating breakfast with a significantly lower heart disease risk in some men, while reinforcing the value of that morning meal.

9/9/2013
Choosing Backpacks: Take a Weight Off Their Shoulders

Choosing Backpacks: Take a Weight Off Their Shoulders

Days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler, and store shelves are stacked with back-to-school supplies. If you and your child will be shopping for a backpack, you’ll have plenty of choices in colors, sizes and styles. Here are some tips to help you find the backpack that’s best for your child.

8/26/2013
6 Grilling Tips to Lower Your Cancer Risk

6 Grilling Tips to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Juicy burgers, hot dogs with the fixings, and steaks grilled to perfection are staples backyard cookouts. But grilling at high temperatures can produce chemicals that damage DNA in our genes that may lead to cancer. These helpful tips can make your summer barbecue safer.

7/29/2013
Run for Your Life: Make the Most of Summer Workouts

Run for Your Life: Make the Most of Summer Workouts

With summer’s warm weather, many of us are getting outside to exercise, often running. We all know this kind of activity makes you sweat and increases your heart rateall good effects. But it can also be hard on our knees, hips, ankles, heels and feet. Check out these tips for healthy, safe summer workouts.

7/22/2013
HPV: Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

HPV: Vaccine Now May Be a Life-Saver Later

Since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 2006, and despite a vaccination rate of only 30 percent, infections in teenage girls have decreased by half. A recent study sheds light on the potential life-saving importance of the HPV vaccine, particularly for parents who have been reluctant to have their teens receive it.

6/24/2013
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