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Why Parents Should Check for Signs of Scoliosis Early

For preteens, at annual check-up visits, it is critical to watch for changes in the spine — especially during puberty. Dr. Lorena Floccari of Akron Children’s Hospital stresses the importance of getting kids checked for scoliosis and how a routine check-up can prevent irreversible changes of the spine.  ...
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How to Choose a Pediatrician: Practical Tips on Finding The Right One

A a parent, you need partners you can trust and count on for the myriad of questions that arise when it comes to your child’s health and wellness. There also may be times when you need to find a pediatric specialist. To find medical professionals who best fit for your child’s needs, here are a few tips to begin the selection process. ...
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How to Apply for Medicare

How to Apply for Medicare

You need to understand how Medicare works as you grow older. When you receive Social Security benefits after reaching 65 years, the enrollment will be

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What to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Fueling your body the right way after a workout will make sure you maximize all of that hard work to get the best possible results. This means being intentional about your nutrition. If you have a regular exercise routine or planning to start one, Laura Thomas, of Thomas Fitness Consulting shares three tips on when and what to eat before and after your workout. ...
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Fireworks Safety for Families

In this video interview, Angela Gartner, editor of Northeast Ohio Parent magazine, talks to Heather Trnka, Injury Prevention Coalition supervisor at Akron Children's Hospital, about fireworks safety for families during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. ...
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5 Tools to Help You Have the Best Night’s Sleep

Whenever we have health or fitness goals, or simply achievements we want to accomplish, there are many things that we pay attention to in order to reach said goals. One

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Water Safety Tips for Families for Beach and Pool Season

Families are looking forward to returning to normal summer activities, including swimming. As you make plans for the pool or beach, swim and water safety experts share a reminder to make swim safety a priority. ...
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Time for Lunch, Yet? Try a Mediterranean Power Salad

Laura Thomas, of Thomas Fitness Consulting shares this power salad recipe for your next meal. From the leafy greens to the colorful veggies to the delicious dressing, you’re going to want to add this into your regular rotation. ...
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Family-Friendly Fitness Apps

Whether you gained a few extra pounds during quarantine or you just want to get yourself to a healthier place, it's time to shelve all your excuses and get motivated to move. But trying to figure out where to start can be a daunting task. Here are a few apps to kick-start your fitness goals. ...
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10 Tips for a Safe Return to Playgrounds

While playgrounds offer kids vital opportunities for the physical, cognitive and social interaction crucial to their development, they also increase the chances for injuries. As kids race back to playgrounds, here are 10 tips to help keep them safe — from germs as well as injuries. ...
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