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We all know that kids are easy targets for commercials boosting not so healthy treats – “Choco Dracula” and multi colored juice drinks get kids excited and ready to beg mom or dad to buy them.   Yet, do parents know that we are actually the targets

Turns out we haven’t been doing such a great job of keeping our kids hydrated in this country.   A recent study shows over HALF of U.S. children are dehydrated. What exactly does this mean?   The study looked at how concentrated kids urine was – including over 4,000

We lather our kids up with sunscreen before they go outdoors from the time they are babies. We buy SPF long sleeve swimsuits and reapply after every swim or at least try! So we get it, sun damage to skin is nothing to be cavalier

So you’re sneezing, coughing and you have a runny nose. Are you sick or do you have allergies? The differentiation can be frustrating, even for doctors.   Many symptoms of a cold can also be present in allergies. Overlapping symptoms may include congestion, sneezing, coughing, runny nose,

Are your everyday medications making you sad?   Many of us take medications on a daily basis—for allergies, for joint and back pain, or for acid reflux. A large study found that over 200 medications that are commonly prescribed are associated with higher rates of depression than

Taking only a few minutes to relax everyday could help you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.   One study followed over 4,000 patients at least 45 years old who had some degree of coronary disease. After six years, the patients reporting higher levels of stress, depression,

Thinking about what foods protect our eyes, it’s important to remember that our eyes are VERY VASCULAR. This means that a heart-healthy diet (low in trans and saturated fat, and high in omega 3 fatty acids), is also an EYE-HEALTHY diet.   Foods rich in antioxidants are

A recent study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting looked at kindergartners and first graders and divided them into groups based on how much TV they watched daily: less than an hour a day, 1-2 hours a day, and 2 or more hours