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The Power of Prevention: Elderberry Etc…

Used for its antioxidant activity to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis. Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995.

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Probiotics for Optimal Health

The word “probiotic” is a compound of two Greek words: “pro,” to signify promotion of and “biotic,” which means life. Their very definition is something that affirms life and health. That’s true even by modern standards: the World Health Organization defines a probiotic as any living microorganism that has a health benefit when ingested. http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/6-healing-benefits-of-probiotics Research Reveals the Importance of […]

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Preventing Illnesses in Daycare

Can you prevent your child from becoming sick at a day care center? The short answer is no. Exposure to other sick children will increase the likelihood that your child may “catch” the same illness, particularly with the common cold. The primary rule is to keep your own children at home if they are sick. However, you can do the […]

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Facts About Stinging Insects

1. The majority of insect stings in the U.S. come from yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, bees, and fire ants. These insects occur throughout the U.S. except for fire ants which are found only in the Southeastern states. 2. Over 2 million Americans are allergic to stinging insects. 3. More than 500,000 people enter hospital emergency rooms every year suffering from […]

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The Importance of Proper Amounts of Sleep

From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Sleep Is a Basic Human Need Sleep is a natural part of everybody’s life, but many people know very little about how important it is, and some even try to get by with little sleep. Sleep is something our bodies need to do; it is not an option. Even though the exact […]

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Children’s Allergies

An estimated 40-45 million Americans (15-20% of the population) have some type of allergy and, in most people; these allergies first appear during infancy or childhood. It is not surprising, then, that allergic disorders rank first among children’s chronic diseases. Any child may become allergic, but children from families with a history of allergy are more likely to be allergic. […]

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Labeling your Children

‘Keep on telling me what I am, and that’s what I’ll become’ …so be careful how you describe your children. Try to remember that even very small children understand more than you realize, and absorb ideas from what they over hear. Overheard and understood. Listen to what family members say about each other. Consider the nicknames, the stories told about […]

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The Benefits of Busy Parents Practicing Self-Care

Working parents may find themselves “running on empty” if they don’t take time out for self-care. They run the risk of falling into a rut if they never give themselves a break and keep working until they are exhausted. Since parents, in particular single parents, are the foundation for the family, it is critical that they take time to focus […]

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Influenza Vaccine

What is Influenza (also called “the Flu”)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Every year in the United States, on average: · 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu · more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications […]

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Screen Time

  · Not recommended for children under 2 years of age. 1-2 hours for those over 2. · Set limits on the amount of TV your child watches as well as how long they are in front of a computer and/or playing video games. Be firm. Limit children’s screen time to an hour or two daily. · Hide the remote. […]

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