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Suicide Prevention

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Suicide: A Cure for Depression?

By CoachJenK on August 19, 2014

Depression and other mental health disorders affect millions and millions of people around the world, yet sadly and unfathomably it still remains a shameful illness that most people feel the need to hide.  There are individuals out there that understand depression and other related disorders...

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True of False: Can immunizations cause learning disabilities?

By Jessica on August 14, 2014

Anyone who has young children, or knows people with young children has probably heard the vaccination debate. A rather hot button issue in our society, many people believe vaccinations can cause autism or other learning disabilities, but where did this assumption come from? In 1998,...

Bees: Why We Need Them Even Though We Fear Them

By Jessica on August 05, 2014

It is fair to say that humans have mixed emotions about bees. We love the flowers they help pollinate we don’t love the stingers they can leave behind after they have felt threatened. Did you know we have identified 25,000 species of bees? Or that a large majority of these species...

Medication

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Children and ADHD

By Jessica on January 28, 2014

Children are naturally very active small people, and each child exhibits a different level of energy unique to him or her. However, when an energetic child has the potential to injury himself or others on a continual basis because of overly active behavior, it might be time to talk with a...

How much sugar is ok for my child?

By Jessica on January 28, 2014

 

As we all know by now, too much sugar can lead to weight gain and health problems because, as explained by Lindie, a healthcare expert on JustAnswer,  sugar enters into the bloodstream quickly and once the body has used all the...

Vaccines, exemptions and school

By Jessica on January 24, 2014

No matter how you feel about vaccinations and children, all parents and caregivers can agree that the decision about whether or not to vaccinate your child should be an informed one.  And as with any issue, there will be those who fall to either extreme, either following the...

Peanuts

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Peanut allergies: what you need to know

By Jessica Klimczak on January 24, 2014

In the last few decades the peanut, a once-popular airplane snack, has become somewhat better known as a potentially fatal food. To some, the stories of small children dying from a bite of a peanut butter cookie sound paranoid or extreme, but to those with a severe peanut allergy or who parent a...

Juice Cleanse

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Is a Juice Cleanse Good For You?

After an indulgent holiday season we are all looking for a way to shed the additional cookie, sweets and drink poundage. Nowadays it seems like people are jumping on the cleanse bandwagon whether it be for a day or a month. According to the companies that sell these regimens, they can help you...

Sleep & Stress

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A Good Night’s Sleep for Stress-Free Days

By Jessica on December 23, 2013

Good sleep hygiene is key. The average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep but typically gets much less. Lack of sleep can increase stress which can cause sleepless nights which ultimately leads to more stress. Take these tips from our Expert Dr. Zhu, into consideration when trying to wake up rested...

Exercise and Fitness

By Jessica on December 23, 2013

In addition to being able to fit into your skinny jeans, incorporating regular exercise into your routine can help improve your mood, your quality of sleep, and even your complexion. The American Heart Association recommends on of the following exercise levels:

  • 30 minutes of moderate...

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