Cultivating Physical Strength and Mental Toughness

By Joe Praino
prainoWhile physical fitness for children is imperative, a good balance of mental and physical exertion is of the utmost importance.
Just as a child who would prefer to spend entire days camped out in front of the TV playing video games is ignoring their physical health, an athletic child who spends all of his/her time running around mindlessly on the playing field is ignoring their mental development.
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Struggling with Secondary Infertility

By Marc Kalan, M.D.
kalan “It was pretty easy to get pregnant with our first child, so we figured the next one should be easy too.”

Unfortunately, I hear this statement all too often. It usually comes from a nice couple in their late 30’s or early 40’s who adore their first child, and after a few years, are ready for a second. Sometimes, however, being ready for your second child is simply not enough.
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Event Planning

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Rather than buying another tie or picture frame, create something special at color me mine. It costs less, is more fun and makes dad or grandpa feel extra special that you took the time to create something for him. My girls love painting and they like to personalize their gifts so they made their dad mugs two years in a row. He uses one at the office and one at home. He says everytime he has his morning coffee, he is reminded of his daughters. The girls are so pleased to see that their dad actually uses their gift. If you print the coupon, you get 10% off.

Preventing Infant Flathead

By Peter S. Waldstein, M.D., F.A.A.P and Julia A. White, M.D., F.A.A.P
Talking about infant head shape is something that frequently comes up at the pediatrician’s office. Your pediatrician may ask you to start “tummy time” very early in your infant’s life, and there is reason behind it. Plagiocephaly, which is a term for abnormal head shape with flattening of the skull, is something that has increased in incidence dramatically since babies have been sleeping on their backs.
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Healthy Food Delivered to You

By Mariana Rossano
food photoMost people would agree that healthy eating can be difficult at times, but they would also acknowledge that proper nutrition is the cornerstone of their overall health. Children who learn proper eating habits will be far less likely to suffer from health problems later in life, and yet, it is never too late to improve your eating habits.
It’s important to love what you eat. If it tastes great and you gives your body what it needs on a daily basis, you will be less likely to make poor choices.
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Preventing and Defusing Sibling Rivalry

By Emma Jenner
education photo emmaAre you tired of your children fighting? Have you become the referee instead of the parent? Are you asking yourself, how do I get my children to stop fighting and putting each other down all the time?
I’m sure you’ve tried every punishment and threat known to mankind but it’s not making any difference. You encourage them to be nice, but it just goes in one ear and out the other. Here’s are a few tips to help keep your sanity:
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Battle with Bunions

By Dr. P. Benjamin Nikravesh DPM, DABPOPPM, DABPS
A bunion is a bump you notice on the side of your foot. Iit is most noticeable in women due to pain from shoe gear. What you see is a physical dislocation of the bone, which eventually causes the big toe to drift towards the second toe. As the bunion gets worse the big toe eventually touches or goes under the second toe. .
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Fit Pregnancy

By Autumn Calabrese
fitness photo autumnWhen a woman becomes pregnant there are hundreds of questions she may have. For a woman who enjoys being physically active one big question may be “How much is too much when it comes to exercise?”

If you are a healthy woman with no restrictions or complications with your pregnancy this question can be easily answered with a few pointers on how to take care of you and your baby when you exercise.
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Ideas for A Marvelous Mother’s Day

Tips for a perfect day without lifting a finger.
By Shirin Yadegar

Ever since I became a mother 6 years ago, Mother’s Day has been a pain rather than a pleasure. I need to please my mother, my mother-in-law and the needs of my three children. This year, I have three great options from caterers I frequent who are reliable, delectable and affordable.
If you are a neurotic mother, like myself, trust me and lean on one of these options this year.
Don’t waste your time, money and energy grocery shopping and cooking. It’s your special day so sit back and relax while you are pampered and pleasantly surprised.
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Protect Yourself and Your Teens from UV Tanning

By Dannielle Crouch
Education Tan article photoI was in my teens when I got the fake tanning bug. I would purchase the unlimited monthly tanning packages that allowed for many tanning bed sessions to achieve that deep, dark tan. I began frequenting tanning salons in high school and continued well into my 20’s.

I was never informed of any health risks and certainly didn’t think I would be a victim of skin cancer. I have olive skin and dark hair and always tanned very easily in the sun. I didn’t fit into the high risk category. If you read about who is at risk it usually describes someone who has had many sunburns and very light complexion. That just wasn’t me.
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