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For many parents, organized sports have a bad reputation. The media magnifies stories of overbearing hockey dads and overzealous dance moms so it is not a surprise that many parents have backed ...

Top 3 Reasons Your Child Should Play Organized Sports

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Anti-Aging. That’s the buzz word that can be heard everywhere these days. From drug store brands to expensive spas, everyone seems to want the products that claim to have anti-aging properties. ...

The Top 5 Anti-Aging Ingredients (That Really Work)

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The only thing worse than dealing with people around you getting sick, is when you get sick too. Kids can come home from school with colds. Spouses can catch the flu at work. Co-workers come to ...

Stay Healthy when Everyone Around You is Sick: Use These 10 Tips

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day may technically be a day off of work for many Americans, but it can be a day "on" as well. There are activities that can be done with the whole family to commemorate ...

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day With a Day of Service

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Saving money is always a good thing. It is an especially good thing when recovering from a robust holiday season or when you just want to get your year off to a good start. No matter if it is ...

Can You Save on Things You Buy Every Day? 4 Ways to Cut Costs

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Saving money in January is important to many people for a variety of reasons. After the excess many people spend on presents, travel, food and fun in December, January can be a bit of a hangover ...

6 Ways You Can Save Money in January

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New Year's resolutions are so easy to make on December 31, but they are so hard to keep once January 1 rolls around. And by February those resolutions are all but forgotten. Want to change ...

You Can Keep Your New Year's Resolutions: These 5 Apps Will Help

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Dr. Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RD, FACSM gave EmpowHER readers some tips women need to know to keep the men in their lives healthy, especially during the winter. Many men aren’t always on top of ...

Dr. Stoler's Tips for EmpowHER: Keep Your Man Healthy This Winter

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When you become a parent, it seems like there are a million new things that need to be done. The baby needs to eat, be changed, get enough sleep, have some tummy time, get adequate amounts of ...

Are Health Checkups for Babies Really Important?

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National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 7-13, 2014. This is the week which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have designated to help you to get that influenza, or flu, shot ...

Will Getting the Flu Shot Give You the Flu?

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A budget is not something most people would typically associate with the holidays. The holiday season is a time of cheer, but anxiety about money can sometimes put a damper on that holly jolly ...

Want a Budget-Friendly Holiday Season? Try These 5 Tips

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Healthy, glowing, beautiful skin is not something that typically just happens. However, that does not mean you have to spend lots of money, use tons of products, or participate in a variety of ...

Eat This, Drink That: Consume These 3 Things for Healthier Skin

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It is very appropriate that National Family Health History Day should be on Thanksgiving, when many people are surrounded by their family of origin. Often the answers to health questions is ...

National Family Health History Day Observed on Thanksgiving

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Generally speaking, toddlers are not well known for their excellent eating habits. Their temper tantrums and lack of control of their bodily functions are the things that the public tends to ...

Want to Be Healthier? Act More Like a Toddler

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Christie Rampone looks like the epitome of health. She is the captain of both the U.S. women’s national soccer team and her professional team Sky Blue FC. She is also a wife, world traveler, ...

Christie Rampone Interview on Lyme Disease: Regaining Health

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It is never easy for any parents to learn that their child has been diagnosed with a medical condition. It is even harder when that medical condition is one the child will most likely have to ...

When A Child is Diagnosed with Asthma: 7 Things Parents Learn

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Living longer is a goal of many Americans. Over the last century the life expectancy has steadily increased. The current average life expectancy is 78.7 years but people are living well beyond ...

Want to Live a Longer Life? 5 Tips That Can Help

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Words have power. They can uplift and edify. They can be full of praise and admiration. But they can also be critical and demoralizing. And when it comes to saying important words to your ...

Saying the Right Words to Your Child at the Right Time

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Anyone can play tennis, from the very young who have just mastered walking to the very young-at-heart 90-year-olds with a lifetime of wisdom behind them. It's no wonder it has been called the ...

7 Benefits of Tennis

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For many Americans, taking a vacation does not mean sitting around a pool sipping strawberry margaritas. They want to spend their precious vacation time making a difference on this earth. They ...

Voluntourism: The New Direction for Travel

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Most women do not get enough sleep. However, with so much on their plates, it is imperative that they do. Getting enough quality sleep can have positive benefits to physical, mental, and ...

Sleep Expert Dr. Sabrina Magid-Katz Dishes on Tips for Women

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The U.S. Congress mandated that all research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health include people of color 20 years ago. However, a 2014 study found that minorities account for fewer ...

More Minorities Needed in Clinical Trials

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Children all over this country are getting sick from enterovirus. It's hitting children with respiratory illnesses especially hard. It is nothing new that children get upper respiratory ...

Enterovirus: 5 Facts All Parents Need to Know

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With cold and flu season nearly upon us, it's time to start thinking about how to keep our kids safe and healthy. Flu activity is generally low across the country until around October, according ...

Q&A with Dr. Tanya: Keeping Kids Healthy

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Running is a great workout. It's low cost. It doesn't require expensive equipment. Running can help one stay in shape and keep your heart healthy. A recent study in the American Journal of ...

Running the Right Way: 3 Things You Should Avoid

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Any parent of an asthmatic child knows the cough associated with an asthmatic episode. They also know that this cough may cause more issues than the wheezing and shortness of breath typically ...

Cough-Variant Asthma Can Affect Children

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School lunches get a bad rap for plenty of reasons. Maybe the “mystery” meat is too mysterious. Maybe there are too many vegetables and not enough pudding. Maybe the bread is a little hard or the ...

Managing Food Allergies at School

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A grandparent is one of the most important caregivers in a child’s life, next to the child's parents. Grandparents love grandchildren unconditionally and often have more time, patience, and money ...

Strengthen the Grandparent-Grandchild Bond Even From a Distance

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American families are exploring unique destinations across the United States and around the world when it comes to their vacations these days. Hotels are not the only choice (besides the back ...

Families See Value in Vacation Homes

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People all over the country are walking around sleep deprived on a daily basis. Everyone thinks about the harried new mom or the busy executive, or the college kid with finals creeping up when ...

5 Signs of Sleep Deprivation: Do You Have Them?

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There's an app for everything. From recipes to running to writing a resume, there are web applications for just about anything you can think of. But are there apps that make you healthier, or ...

Ready, Set, Download! 3 Apps that May Make You Healthier

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Health experts are forever telling Americans to drink more water. They say to drink water to lose weight, to replace fluid lost through sweat, and just as an example of good overall health. ...

Overhydration: The Hazards of Drinking Too Much Water

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Anyone watching the news lately has been sure to have heard about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The infectious and often fatal disease is not staying contained in one area. ...

5 Ebola Virus Questions: Answered

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For many Americans, family vacations have meant piling into the station wagon (without seat belts in the olden days) trekking across the country to see Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon, or maybe ...

Family Vacation? You've Got More Travel Options Than Ever Before

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The United States is commemorating National Heat Stroke Prevention Day on July 31, 2014. One of the most deadly scenarios for heat stroke occurs when children are left alone in a car with the ...

5 Ways We Can Keep Children from Dying in Hot Cars

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Sherry Torkos, a holistic pharmacist, author, certified fitness instructor and mother, understands that it is hard to keep kids healthy. She knows this challenge is especially difficult when kids ...

Keep Kids Healthy This Summer with Sherry Torkos

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The words "compression socks" may conjure up dismaying images of the tight, thick black socks your grampa used to wear. Or maybe the term makes you think of the beige-colored ones some very ...

Not Your Grampa's Compression Socks: 5 Reasons to be Wearing Them

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Tennis is one of the most popular racket sports in the world. Players flock to the sport in the professional ranks, and even more so in the local and regional competitive tournaments and leagues ...

Play it Safe! You Can Avoid These 3 Tennis Injuries

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One of the constants of summer is the use of fireworks. From spectacular pyrotechnic displays put on by cities across the country during Fourth of July celebrations to pop rockets set off by ...

These 10 Fireworks Tips Will Help Keep Your Celebrations Safe

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Surprise! Who doesn't love surprises? Parenting expert Liz Gumbinner from Cool Mom Picks and Mom-101 recently sat down with EmpowHER to spread the word that all families need some surprises in ...

Interview with Liz Gumbinner: The Importance of Family Surprises

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Whether it is the all-American summer road trip to the beach or a holiday drive to Grandma’s house (or both), American families will inevitably hit the road this year. It makes sense to drive ...

5 Ways to Survive the Family Road Trip

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Every day Americans log thousands of miles when they're working out. They run, spin, dance, play sports, lift weights, or engage in some other kind of sweat-inducing endeavor to burn calories, ...

Help Your Muscles Rebuild and Recover: 5 Post-Workout Activities

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Losing weight is hard. There are a ton of diets and exercise plans that can help those who want to lose weight, but there is no magic pill. In fact, though losing weight may be difficult, it ...

5 Easy Ways You Can Burn Calories

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When the long, hot days of summer descend upon the country, many children spend those days away from their families at summer camp. From month-long overnight odysseys to half-day sports workshops ...

The Best of Both Worlds: Summer Camp and a Family Vacation in One Place

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Wearable technology is a rather new phenomenon which has been gaining traction, in recent years, especially in the fitness community. A recent report conducted by the Pew Research Center found ...

Will Wearable Technology Change How You Live?

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Too often women care more about the size of their thighs than the size of their bank account. They research the best skin care regimens but not the best investment opportunities. They worry ...

5 Steps that can Move You On Your Way Toward Financial Fitness

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Summer is a time for childhood memory-making. It is for days spent at the pool, playing outside, celebrating with family and friends, and traveling to see and experience new things. ...

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Offers Summer Safety Tips

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For many women, pregnancy is something to be endured. It is full of aches and pains, worries and discomfort. What with emotional upheavals, along with financial, spiritual, and physical stress, ...

Addicted to Being Pregnant

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Losing weight can be an uphill battle for most people. It takes time, focus and energy to do the things that need to be done to lose weight. Logistically, it really is quite simple though. ...

Can a Fitness Tracker Help You Lose Weight?

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Teenage girls and high self-esteem are unfortunately not two things that often go together. Girls in their teens may feel uncomfortable about their looks, their weight, academic performance, or ...

5 Ways We Can Raise Self-Esteem in Teen Girls