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Fun Winter Activities to Stay Active as a Family

12/22/2014 | WellnessExercise

While the weather outside may be frightful, there are still plenty of ways to stay physically active as a family during the winter months. Don’t let cold weather or snow put a damper on your activity level. Try these fun outdoor and indoor winter activities: Enjoy a snow day. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, make snow angels and catch snowflakes on your tongue. Experiencing the joy of a snow day through your kids’ eyes is a great way to make memories as a family while sneaking…

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Start the New Year with Healthy Habits

12/22/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

It’s easy to abandon healthy family routines during the holidays. You may find that holiday dinners and treats sabotage your diet, the kids stay up all night playing video games during their break from school, and holiday shopping cuts into your exercise time. While the holidays are festive and exciting, they can wreak havoc on your healthy habits. The New Year is a natural time to make a fresh start and jump back into healthy habits. With everyone thinking of what they want to improve in the…

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Four Snow Day Activities for Your Developmentally Disabled Child

12/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

When parents get the call about a snow day, they often face a quick decision about how to entertain their children all day. As a parent of a developmentally disabled child, finding fun and safe activities during cold winter months can be difficult, especially when there is snow on the ground. For your child’s development, it’s important that you keep them busy with activities that promote neurological and physical stimulation. Your child can enjoy many aspects of winter and stay safe…

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Steer Clear of the Common Cold

12/21/2014 | Everyday WellnessSafety & PreventionTreatments

During cold and flu season, keeping your family healthy can be a challenge, especially with children. Adults may know how to avoid the common cold, but kids may not have the good health habits that lead to prevention. You can help your kids by teaching them these simple practices. Hand washing. Washing hands regularly -- and correctly -- is one of the best ways to keep your kids healthy. Teach them to wash their hands with warm water and soap, making sure to wash their wrists and under their fingernails.…

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What to expect if you dislocate a knee playing soccer

12/19/2014 | Treatments & ServicesOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

It’s common knowledge that girls who play soccer are prone to lower extremity injuries. Next to ACL injuries, these female athletes are most likely to dislocate their knees, according Steve Hartsock, MD, a sports medicine physician at Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Soccer’s forces are similar in both genders, but the muscles that stabilize the hips and knees are generally weaker in girls than they are in boys of the same age. Although the kneecap can be easily…

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