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    Keeping Your Mind Sharp with Exercise

    The next time you slip into your running shoes, grab your tennis racket or hit the basketball court, you could be working out more than just your body. New research suggests that regular physical activity could also be protecting your brain from declining with age. In a recent study published in the ...

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    The Risks of Vaccine Refusal

    In 2008, a 7-year-old intentionally unvaccinated San Diego boy returned from a trip to Switzerland with an unwelcome—and undetected—carry-on. Unknowingly exposed to and infected with measles, the boy returned to school and community activities. By the time his symptoms had been correctly diagnosed, ...

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    4 Fad Diets: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Diets promising rapid and dramatic weight loss are always plentiful and popular. Some fads do help to people drop pounds, but more often than not, the results aren’t sustainable and the methods used to lose weight aren’t safe. Denise Reyes, a registered dietitian at Scripps Health in San ...

    • Friday, October 19th, 2012
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    Preparing Your Child for the Arrival of a Sibling

    Adding a member to the family is an exciting time for parents. But for young children, the arrival of a new sibling can be a confusing experience. They may be unsure what a baby will mean to them—and their relationships with mom and dad. “It’s not uncommon for some children to ...

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    Ridding Your Kid of Head Lice

    Head lice are a creepy crawly nuisance no parent wants to face, but many do. Small and stealthy, these school yard monsters infest anywhere from six to 12 million children every year. Once they’ve found a new home on your child’s head, they can spread to everyone in the household and may ...

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    Halloween Splurge: Caramel Apples from Scratch

    When the days grow shorter and the air is cooler, there’s no mistaking what time it is: apple harvest season. After a day in the orchard—or a quick trip through the produce aisle at the grocery store—all you need to transform your apples into a very special treat is a heavy pot, a candy thermometer ...

    • Friday, October 19th, 2012
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    The Truth About Cancer Care

    How improved treatments and integrative healing modalities are helping patients More than 40 percent of men and women born today will be receive a cancer diagnosis at some time during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. The news can be life-changing and reactions vary. After ...

    • Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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    Is Your Child Ready for Sports?

    Tips on finding the right activity to prevent stress and injury With the new school year starting, many children may also be getting ready to participate in sports. But some children may not be emotionally or physically prepared to play on a team. “Sports activities at early ages have many ...

    • Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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    The 6 Germiest Places at the Office

    Find out which surfaces are the most common hot spots for germs and how to protect your health Thinking about grabbing a snack from the vending machine at the office? Or reheating last night’s leftovers for lunch in the breakroom? You might want to wash your hands after you touch surfaces in ...

    • Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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    How to Prepare for a Disaster

    Know what you’ll need to get ready for an emergency of any kind In the rush to meet deadlines at work and care for yourself or loved ones at home, disaster preparedness might not be on the ever-expanding to-do list. Putting an emergency kit together is a wise investment of your time with a large ...

    • Tuesday, September 11th, 2012