Teens: Sports Concussions

By Dr. Michael Sparks Ben Bates played football like most 15-year-olds: full on, and with gusto. And, as is sometimes the case in contact sports, Ben has suffered a concussion.…

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Planning a Play Date

By Laura Jean Whitcomb It’s not like my daughter hasn’t seen another child. She’s been in child care, gone to preschool, is a student in public school, and participates in…

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Feeding Your Teen Machine

By Hope Damon, RD, CDE, LD Teens are spontaneous, fun, hungry, sometimes picky, challenging eaters. They choose what to eat based on peer pressure, school and work schedules, sense of…

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Family Camping

By Andi Diehn I’m always on the lookout for better vacation ideas. Last summer, when a friend of mine mentioned she was taking her son camping, I invited my own…

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Mighty Yoga

By Kim J. Gifford Photography courtesy of Mighty Yoga Today, yoga is widely acknowledged as a popular form of exercise, meditation and relaxation. It is not surprising to hear that…

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EMT Training

A college sophomore learns how to save lives in emergency situations By Jessa Fogel The pagers went off in the office around 11 p.m., a harsh interruption in an otherwise…

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Making Allowances Work

By Barbra Alan At some point, your child may approach you about receiving an allowance. This is something you should be prepared for, because your child will be. She may…

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