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Stand up paddleboarding is a relatively new water sport that started popping up in coastal communities and now has spread from coast to coast. It is akin to surfing, but the board is longer and ...

Stand Up Paddleboarding Offers Exercise and Unique View of Nature

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Anyone who has to deal with food allergies, whether in themselves or their children, probably knows how tough it is to eat out in a restaurant. Leaving food preparation up to a stranger, ...

AllergyEats.com Releases List of Top Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

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Women all over the world, of every age, race, and nationality, have one thing in common. All of them have “fat” days. Sometimes it’s a bloated feeling around “that time of the month” or maybe ...

5 Fashion Tips for an Instant Slim Down

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The vast majority of parents vaccinate their children. However, those who don’t give their children life-saving vaccines to protect them against deadly diseases tend to get more than their fair ...

Fear of Childhood Vaccinations Largely Unfounded

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There are not many children eating salads in restaurants. They do not often ask for a plate of broccoli or an apple on the side. Most will not automatically request water for a drink. But there ...

5 Ways to Help Children Make Better Choices When Eating Out

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Driving while distracted is definitely frowned upon. Being distracted while on a date? A total no-no. Most Americans can even agree that technology distractions should never occur at work. So ...

Smart Phones Can Lead to Distracted Parenting, Says New Study

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Parents of infants are often willing to do anything to get their child to sleep. There are hundreds of "sleep training" books and methods, soothing lotions with lavender, and swaddle blankets ...

White Noise Machines Can Cause Infant Hearing Loss

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A newly released study found that babies who have been born preterm may benefit from more exposure to adults talking. Published in the March 2014 issue of Pediatrics, this study is based on the ...

Adult Conversation Can be a Benefit to Preterm Infants

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A new study which included more than 38,000 people from 10 different countries found that children delivered via Cesarean section may have an increased risk of being obese later in life. ...

C-Section Births May Increase Obesity Risks

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Vacations in the past used to include lots of food and very little exercise. Chocolate desserts, cream sauces, and alcoholic drinks prevailed. The only running you did was to get to the buffet ...

Wellness Tourism on the Rise

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A report in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, indicated that about 73 percent of adolescents consume caffeine each day. However, the source of the caffeine ...

Caffeinated Nation: Coffee Consumption by Kids Skyrockets

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Though it is winter and most places in the country still have snow stacking up nicely by the side of the curb, it is time to work on summer camp plans. Those without kids may not understand the ...

Looking Past the Snow: Save Money on Summer Camp

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Some winters are so mild they seem to gently flow from fall right into spring. Hats and gloves are more about a fashion statement than a cold weather necessity. Snow never seems to accumulate and ...

Survival Tips for Winter's Coldest Days

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The holidays may be over but January and February bring their own special gifts. This is when the peak of cold and flu season hits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

Tips for Getting Kids Through Cold and Flu Season

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Having a bikini-ready body is attractive and a goal for many women, especially moms. But reducing one's waist circumference is more important than just looking good at the beach. OB-GYN ...

3 Flat Belly Foods for Moms

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Almost as soon as a new mom hears the glorious first cry of her baby, she is probably already thinking about how to get back in her skinny jeans. It does not help that celebrities are plastered ...

3 Simple Weight Loss Tips For New Moms

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If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results, then everyone who made "lose weight" their New Year's resolution is probably insane. ...

Making -- and Keeping -- Your Weight Loss Resolution

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Losing weight is one of the resolutions at the top of many people's perennial New Year's resolution lists. And it is a tough one to keep. About one in three people make a resolution to better ...

3 New Year's Resolutions for a Healthy New You

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Every year, people all over the country will make New Year's resolutions. They will resolve to eat better, lose weight, quit smoking, work out more, get organized, spend more time with family and ...

Making -- And Keeping -- Your New Year's Resolutions

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As 2013 draws to a close, many people are worried about buying last-minute Christmas gifts or maybe putting together fun New Year's Eve plans. However, they should be thinking more about their ...

Get Money Smart: 5 Things to Do Before The End Of The Year

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One of the hottest trends in dieting right now is going gluten-free. From grocery stores to restaurants to online businesses, hundreds of companies are jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon as of ...

Should you Go Gluten-Free?

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Families used to have to resort to the budget hotels and motels with characters on the walls and chicken fingers on the menu when they traveled. Sure, there may be one Madeleine-esque kid in a ...

3 Old World Hotels with Fantastic Family-Friendly Offerings

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During the cool winter months, there's not many more vegetables that can brighten a table like sweet potatoes can. They are full of nutrients, easy to cook with and taste delicious. They are ...

The Many Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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Though it is often a taboo topic, women are still dying in childbirth. In fact, hundreds of women around the world will die from complications experienced during pregnancy and childbirth. ...

Women Should Not Have to Die to Give Life

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Though winter does not officially arrive until December 21, cold weather, wind, and even snow are already hammering many parts of the United States. The scarves, gloves and fleece-lined coats are ...

4 Places for Family Fun in the Sun this Holiday Season

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Smoking tobacco is bad. It's bad for adults and it is even worse for children and teens. And flavored cigars, masquerading as cigarettes, are making things that much worse. A 2011 study by ...

Flavored Tobacco Use on the Rise Among Teens

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The weather is getting cooler in most parts of the country and thoughts have now turned to baking. Muffins, pies, cobblers, brownies, cookies, cakes, breads ... there is no shortage of things to ...

Can 2 Ingredients Help You Lose Weight This Holiday Season?

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Jamie Anderson, a 22-year-old professional slopestyle snowboarder, is the perfect combination of confidence and self-assurance without a hint of narcissism. The six-time X Games medalist and ...

Olympic Hopeful Jamie Anderson on Snowboarding, Nintendo Wii U Gaming

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Although obesity, and all the health problems associated with it, is on the rise in Americans, it seems as though there are more and more diet plans too. From fad diets to online apps to weight ...

5 Weight Loss Myths that Can Keep You Fat

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Barbara Corcoran, well known for her shrewd business mind and brash, tell-it-like-it-is personality, is one of the stars of the ABC hit show, Shark Tank. Currently in its third season, Shark Tank ...

Interview with Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran: Money and Real Estate

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Losing weight is tough. There are a ton of diets and exercise plans and health kicks promising to shed pounds and trim inches, but none of them work for everyone. But what if the answer to ...

Can Standing Up Help You Lose Weight?

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In the United States, vaccinations are given in sanitary doctor's offices. The kids may cry a little but after a lollipop and a band-aid, they are usually over it. Then they go on to ballet or ...

Vaccination Workers Threatened Worldwide

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Polio is a disease that ravaged the world's population in the first half of the 20th century. Mostly children were struck with this highly contagious paralyzing disease. About 5 -10 percent of ...

The Fight to Eradicate Polio Worldwide is Making Headway

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One of the newest food fads in the last couple years is the gluten-free diet. Some people use it to lose weight, to help minor stomach issues, but for many Americans an intolerance to gluten is ...

Gluten-Free Diets: The Basics

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More and more kids are being diagnosed with food allergies. A recent study released this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that food allergies have increased by ...

Understanding Food Allergies in Children

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, since 1997 the number of American children diagnosed with childhood allergies has been steadily increasing. These allergies can ...

5 Ways to Fight Childhood Allergies

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The year 2013 is on track to be the worst year in terms of measles outbreaks since 1996. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this month that there have been 159 cases of ...

Number of Measles Cases Rises Alarmingly in 2013

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Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is actually a group of metabolic diseases diagnosed in a person who has high blood sugar (blood glucose). Diabetics have ...

What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

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As soon as the first leaves start to turn color, ski enthusiasts are already planning their next adventure and itching to get back on the snow. And no wonder! Skiing is a great fitness activity, ...

Ski Resorts to Impress Even Avid Skiers

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Becoming a parent is tough. It will change every aspect of your life, and even the most prepared parent-to-be can feel totally ill-prepared once the baby is born. Reading about what a baby needs ...

5 Best Gifts for New Parents

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The one thing all parents do is compare children. They check other kids out at the park to see if other two-year-olds are climbing the slide like their two-year-old. They get anxious when they ...

Recognizing Speech Delays in Toddlers

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Back-to-school season starts around the 4th of July in many parts of the country, and culminates the day after Labor Day when even the last hold-outs for the traditional school calendar go back. ...

5 Tips for Back-to-School Supplies Savings

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When families travel, it can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a logistical nightmare for the parents. Keeping everyone happy, especially when "everyone" includes a couple (or more) of ...

Suite Travel for Families: Splurging on Comfort

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Having a baby is a joyous occasion. It is miraculous. It is beautiful. It is also one of the most difficult things a person can do. While it is fantastic to focus on the wonderful parts of ...

Real-Life Tips for New Parents

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Once a woman confirms that she is pregnant, there are typically people everywhere telling her what she can not do, eat or drink. Stop smoking. No drinking. Eliminate cold cuts, unprocessed cheese ...

Politicians Want Seafood Guidelines for Pregnant Women Updated

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Piling in the car for a family road trip is a quintessential part of childhood. Whether it is for a quick trip to Grandma's or a long haul to Walt Disney World, the journey is just as important as ...

5 Tips For a Healthier Road Trip

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Traveling anywhere can be a fun adventure, but it can also be a hassle. Both air and car trips present their own set of issues, and of course they present opportunities as well. From finding ...

Top 5 Websites to Make Travel Easier

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Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life ... Well, for the most part it is beautiful.  But it can also be uncomfortable, emotionally and physically taxing, and darn right difficult.  So ...

Top 5 Questions You Should Never Ask a Pregnant Woman

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All parents want good oral health for their children, but the dentist's office can be a scary place. Anyone who has ever taken a child, especially a young one, to the dentist knows how painful it ...

Keep Kids Cavity-Free and in Good Oral Health

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Throughout the summer, and especially on the Fourth of July, fireworks are a staple in the lives of many families but it can be a dangerous tradition. Families need to know all fireworks can be ...

4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips for Parents