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Healthy Kids Begin with Involved Parents

According to Buckeye Health Plan, establishing a relationship with a pediatrician is the first step parents can make for the health of their children. The company offers the following facts and tips as part of Every Kid Healthy Week, which takes place April 24-28.

Thousands of Ohio’s children do not receive the preventative care they need to be healthy now and into adulthood. Only one in three children in the United States is physically active every day, and one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) is obese, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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Ages & Stages Health Parenting

Connecting for Kids Event Offers Free Parking Lot Safety Kits

The Connecting for Kids Parking Lot Safety Awareness Program offers families free safety kits to educate children about the dangers of running away from a car without holding an adult’s hand. The kits include a magnet that, when placed on the car, give kids a visual spot to put their hand to wait until an adult can safely lead them to the next destination. Kits will be available at a free Meet and Greet event in Rocky River on Wednesday. ...
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2017 Editions Ages & Stages Aging Answers April 2017 Health Magazine

Intergenerational Living is Becoming a New Trend

What happens when you pair two generations together? This is being answered across the U.S. and right here in Northeast Ohio with intergenerational living. Some senior facilities have already combined services with an on-campus daycare facility, which gives preschoolers and residents an opportunity to do activities together. ...
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2014 Editions Health Magazine May 2014 Parenting

Growth Can Be a Running Issue

As adults, we’ve probably figured out how to find shoes that fit our feet, but how do you buy shoes for your children? They don’t always communicate effectively, not to mention their feet are growing — and often rapidly. ...
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Fitness

Kick it into Gear – Fall Runing Shoes

Fall running shoes bring inspiration for new adventures

Whether you run for exercise or are preparing for a race, it’s a great opportunity to get new road and trail shoes. It seems the options are endless, so we narrowed down the list of this season’s must-haves to get you started.Head out to your local shop to get all the details.

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ASICS GEL-Kayano 23

Asics Kayano is known for its stability and the latest version continues the trend. The 23rd edition of the Kayano features a new technology that make this shoe 55 percent lighter compared to other models in the market. If you are a runner with mild to moderate overpronation, give this shoe a test run.

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2017 Editions Ages & Stages Aging Answers April 2017 Featured Health Magazine Parenting

Make the Visit to a Grandparent’s Residential Facility a Positive Experience for Kids

The reality for many grandchildren is that visits to grandpa or grandma occur within a nursing or residential facility. When family members need special care and reside in a nursing home, it can be a struggle to engage children during a visit.

Before you go, prepare your child for the visit. Nursing or residential facilities can be unsettling for children. Before visiting, speak with your child about what they might see. For instance, they may see people in wheelchairs or walking with walkers. Model appropriate, positive interactions for your child by smiling, waving or even providing a kind hand to the elderly and being at ease within this new environment.

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2017 Editions April 2017 Featured Food Health Magazine Worth Noting

Gluten-Free Isn’t a Fad Diet for Kids with an Allergy

For years, parents of kids diagnosed with celiac disease, or those given a more obscure diagnosis of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, have spent time and money restructuring their meal plans to ensure that the food they eat only includes gluten-free ingredients.

But Why?
It’s easier for some people to understand the term “food allergy” than it is for them to understand having to avoid certain foods because 
of a disease like celiac. Unlike those with a wheat allergy, kids with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity can have symptoms like the inability 
to properly digest gluten; bloating
 or pain in the abdomen; vomiting; constipation; irritability and behavioral issues; pale, foul-smelling or fatty stool; delayed growth and puberty; and many others, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation. Eating gluten-free — for those with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or a wheat allergy — is a medical intervention for conditions to which there is no cure.

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Featured Fitness Health Things to do

Local Options Abound for Triathlon Training and Events in Northeast Ohio

In the last three to four years, triathlons — swimming, biking and running — have gained in popularity, both nationally and locally.

The sport of triathlon has a long history in Cleveland. The first Cleveland Triathlon, originally known as the National City Triathlon, debuted in 1987 and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016. In 1996, Cleveland hosted the Triathlon World Championships, and could potentially host the 2018-19 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals, according to Mickey Ryzmek, USAT certified race director and promoter of North Coast Multisports.

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