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5 Quick and Easy Breakfasts To Give Your Kids Before They Head Out the Door

05/29/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

According to the 2015 Indy Moms Survey conducted by IU Health, 84% of moms in Indianapolis believe that time constraints make it harder for their families to be healthier. This can be particularly true first thing in the morning as parents and kids rush to get to work and school respectively. Many will skip breakfast, or eat an unhealthy breakfast to save time. Here are 5 quick and easy breakfasts that busy moms can hand to their kids as they walk out the door. 1. Fruit. A piece of fruit like a banana…

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3 Potential Health Dangers of Using Gel Nail Polish During Your Manicure

05/29/2015 | WellnessSafety

Do you love getting your nails manicured? You probably never thought that you were doing anything dangerous. However, new research has shown that gel nail polish manicures may not be completely safe. Here are three potential dangers from using gel nail polish during your manicure. 1. The way gel nails are dried could potentially cause skin cancer. The UV (ultraviolet) light used to dry nails can slightly increase the risk of skin cancer. 2. Research shows that gel manicures require fingers and nails…

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5 Healthy Dairy Alternatives

05/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

  If you or your kids are lactose intolerant or looking to replace dairy in your diet for health reasons, the options available can be a little overwhelming. In fact, in the 2015 Indy Moms Survey, 42% of Indianapolis moms said that a lack of information makes it difficult to know just what is healthy. In response, here are five healthy alternatives to dairy, and the pros and cons of each. 1.  Almond Milk Pros: Almond milk, like the almonds that it’s made of, is very high in nutrients…

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4 Facts About Childhood Immunizations Every Parent Should Know

05/28/2015 | Family CarePrimary Care

With childhood vaccinations making the news, something most doctors consider to be relatively safe and essential has been causing controversy. According to Dr. Danielle Wiese, MD of Riley Physicians at IU Health, questions about vaccinations have increased dramatically in her practice. Dr. Wiese believes that many parents fears of vaccination are unfounded. With misinformation making the rounds on social media, the internet, and conversation amongst parents, here are a few things you should know…

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6 Ways You Can Prevent Overexertion Injuries

05/28/2015 | WellnessExercise

If you live an active lifestyle- exercising more than 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week, there’s a fairly good chance that you are at high risk for overexertion injuries. Injuries like tendonitis are very common amongst people who live active lives. Even if you live a relatively passive lifestyle, you can end up overexerting yourself and causing physical harm. In fact, overexertion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome are a common type of worker’s compensation claim in the United States.…

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