The importance of vaccinations

A friend recently asked if it would be safe for her young niece, whom she had never met, to come to the United States to visit. In fact, the whole family was contemplating a summer vacation here, and might have already booked their travel—were it not for the recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine…
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Making the decision to breastfeed

The decision to breast or bottle feed is not merely a lifestyle decision. It is an important decision with lifelong health benefits. Breastfeeding can go a long way towards making a healthier population. Breastfeeding is by far the best way to feed babies. Most people know how good breast milk is for babies. It protects them from allergies, pneumonia,…
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Make everyday a picnic

One of the most popular foods of summer is watermelon. This nutritious fruit even has its own day. National Watermelon Day is Aug. 3. Celebrate this delicious seasonal fruit by learning of its health benefits and enjoying a slice or two. Watermelon is 92 percent water. While nothing replaces the benefits of water, watermelon is…
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Sweet dreams and sleep routines

With the end of summer approaching and the next school year looming ahead, it’s time to get your kids back into a sleep schedule. After a summer filled with sleepovers, video game marathons, birthday parties, barbecues, vacations and other fun events and activities that kept your kids up past their bed times, it’s going to…
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Don’t let your food spoil your summer

Picnics, potlucks, family reunions, barbecues, snacks at a ballgame or festival, or even weekend grilling is something many of us enjoy during the summer months. Enjoying time with family and friends outside during the warmer temperatures may be great for you, but how does it affect your food? This infographic from FoodSafety.gov has good advice to help…
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