health & body

Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Important Reminders About Keeping Kids Out of Hot Cars

Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Important Reminders About Keeping Kids Out of Hot Cars

It’s the height of summer, which means it’s also time for a super important safety reminder. Never, ever, leave your child alone in your vehicle, not even for a minute. Even with a window

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Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: How Getting Our Kids Moving Can Help Them Learn Better

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: How Getting Our Kids Moving Can Help Them Learn Better

For the many parents who are concerned that kids are spending increasingly ridiculous amounts of time in front of a screen (including during school hours), there is a silver lining on the horizon: the

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Research Shows that Spanking May Lead to Less Gray Matter in Kids’ Brains

Research Shows that Spanking May Lead to Less Gray Matter in Kids’ Brains

To spank or not to spank is one of those heated debates that can turn a room full of otherwise logical parents into a room full of crazy people. Many think that spanking is no longer as popular here in

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Alyssa Milano Discusses Healthy Pregnancy Body Image

Alyssa Milano Discusses Healthy Pregnancy Body Image

Mistresses star Alyssa Milano and husband David Bugliari recently announced that they’re expecting a daughter in early fall. With this pregnancy, as with her first pregnancy (Milano has an almost

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Your Kid’s Toys May be Free of Phthalates, But a Hefty Amount of the Chemicals May Still Lurk in Their Food

Your Kid’s Toys May be Free of Phthalates, But a Hefty Amount of the Chemicals May Still Lurk in Their Food

Phthalates are a class of harmful chemicals that have been in headline news for years. After enough consumers expressed concern, phthalates have finally become less common in children’s toys, body care

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6 Sneaky Food Additives: Where They Like to Hide & Why You Should Avoid Them at All Costs

6 Sneaky Food Additives: Where They Like to Hide & Why You Should Avoid Them at All Costs

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HOW TO: Make a Refreshing Body Spray the Whole Family Can Use (Even Your Dog)

HOW TO: Make a Refreshing Body Spray the Whole Family Can Use (Even Your Dog)

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Is Lack of Recess Breaks Causing the Alarming Rise in ADHD Diagnoses Among Children?

Is Lack of Recess Breaks Causing the Alarming Rise in ADHD Diagnoses Among Children?

The stats are pretty staggering: as many as 11% of school-aged children in the country have been diagnosed with ADHD since 2011. 10,000 toddlers have also been diagnosed with and medicated for the same

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16 Essential Vegan Foods to Stock Up on to Switch Your Family to a Plant-Based Diet

16 Essential Vegan Foods to Stock Up on to Switch Your Family to a Plant-Based Diet

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Study Finds Babies Born to Healthy Mothers are Extremely Similar in Size Worldwide

Study Finds Babies Born to Healthy Mothers are Extremely Similar in Size Worldwide

In the past, researchers have suggested that ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ are the two factors most largely responsible for the vast differences in the size of babies born in different

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Babywearing Ballet Class Lets Moms Dance Their Way to Fitness with Baby on Board

Babywearing Ballet Class Lets Moms Dance Their Way to Fitness with Baby on Board

Ready to relax, spend time out of the house, and maybe even lose some baby weight? Yes? Well, if you live in Tustin, California, then Babywearing Ballet might be just what you need. Babywearing Ballet is

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New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

New Bill Proposes Ban on Using Known Toxin BPA in Food Packaging

Democrats in both chambers of Congress have introduced a bill that would ban Bisephenol-A, (BPA) from all food packaging. Reps. Lois Capps (Calif.) and Grace Meng (N.Y.), along with Sen. Ed Markey

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C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

C-Sections Cause Genetic Changes in Babies that May Lead to Increased Risk of Cancer, Asthma & Diabetes in Later Life

According to a new study, infants born via Cesarean section as opposed to vaginal birth, may experience epigenetic changes. Epigenetics are factors that can influence genetics. Basically, epigenetic

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10 Essential Items You Need to Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet – And How to Use Them

10 Essential Items You Need to Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet – And How to Use Them

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iPosture: A Syndrome on the Rise Among Kids Who Hunch Over Electronic Devices

iPosture: A Syndrome on the Rise Among Kids Who Hunch Over Electronic Devices

Think it’s perfectly alright for your child to hunch over an iPad or iPhone? Think again. According to Leigh Sheldrick, a chiropractor with seventeen years of experience, on an increasing basis,

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Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Scientists Discover Gene with Strong Link to Autism

Over the years, in the quest to find out what, if any one thing causes Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), most researchers have been stumped. Now however, scientists from 13 institutions around the world,

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Infants Exposed to Dirt, Dander and Bacteria May Have Decreased Risks of Asthma and Allergies

Infants Exposed to Dirt, Dander and Bacteria May Have Decreased Risks of Asthma and Allergies

The idea that regular exposure to dirt, grime and the great outdoors in general is very healthy for kids is nothing new, but now a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study goes one step

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7 Surprising Summer Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator

7 Surprising Summer Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator

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