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Meal prep and healthy snack choices for busy parents.

Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Summer is coming to an end and families are shifting gears to get their kids ready for another school year. For many, this means getting back to busy schedules, and getting out the door in time for the first school bell is a challenge that often leads to skipping breakfast and opting for the convenience of a drive-thru. read more

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Documenting Healthcare Choices Puts You in Charge

In her role as a nurse practitioner at Hospice of the Western Reserve, Sarah Blowers helps individuals with advanced illness communicate personal healthcare choices. In this article, she explains why having a plan in place is important for adults of all ages. read more

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How to Safely View the Solar Eclipse

Many people around the U.S. will be stepping outdoors on August 21 to view the solar eclipse.

However, according to Rishi Singh, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic, those who don’t take the proper precautions to protect their eyes may be setting themselves up for some real trouble. read more

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Explaining kids' doctor visits and vaccination schedules

The Need for Children’s Wellness Visits

Over the past 30 years, the idea of a “wellness visit” for children, adolescents and young adults has evolved significantly because of changing views on health prevention, immunization protection and antibiotic therapies, and childhood development. read more

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Advantages of senior living facilities

Is Community Living Right for Your Elderly Parent?

Caring for an older mother or father can be a challenge, both physically and mentally. But if the parent lives in a continuing care retirement community, the stress of caregiving can be eased for family members. read more

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healthy and safe school lunches

Safe School Lunches: Pack to Keep Out Bacteria with these Food Handling Tips

The morning rush can hinder time spent ensuring lunches are packed not only healthily, but safely. Follow these tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make sure your kids' school lunches make the grade when it comes to proper preparation and storage. ...
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Food chaining for kids who are picky eaters

Food Chaining: Double the Number of Foods Your Child Eats

Getting your toddler or preschooler to stop playing and sit down to dinner is challenging enough, let alone getting them to eat the nutritious meal you just prepared. For some kids, fussy eating is a fleeting stage. For others, it can become an ongoing challenge and make mealtime a stressful, chaotic experience for everyone involved. Learn about food chaining for picky eaters, including examples to use with your own child. ...
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Protection from Common Scams Affecting Seniors

Sadly, financial abuse of seniors is not uncommon. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, more than 2 million senior citizens are affected by financial abuse. It is the number one crime committed against people over age 65. read more

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