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Gluten-Free – ­More Than Just a “Fad” Diet

08/19/2014 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

You probably know someone who is following a gluten-free diet. As the popularity of this diet increases, the thought of it as a “fad diet” is also becoming more prevalent. However, there are clear indications for a gluten-free diet, including some indications for which becoming “gluten-free” is a medical necessity. Gluten is the main protein component of grains including wheat, rye and barley.  Gluten is the part of grain that helps make bread chewy and retain its shape.…

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5 Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

08/19/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

If you find yourself tossing and turning at night or yawning all day at work, you may not be practicing good sleep hygiene. Sleep problems can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Protect your health and rest easier each night by following these tips for a better night of sleep: Create an environment to promote sleep. You sleep better in a cool, dark and quiet room. Use a fan or white noise machine to help drown out other distracting noises. You can also try blackout…

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Do You Know How Alcohol Affects Your Body?

08/19/2014 | WellnessHealthy Eating

After a long week at work many people kick back with friends to relax and enjoy an alcoholic drink. However, alcohol can have harmful physical effects. It is important, if you do drink alcohol, that you always drink responsibly. While it is often overlooked, alcohol is a drug and can be harmful and addictive if not drank responsibly and in moderation. A common misconception is that alcohol only damages the liver. While it is true that liver damage may occur from heavy drinking, it is not the only…

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Your Child’s Biggest School Fears and How To Help

08/19/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

With summer coming to a close, there can only be one thing on your child’s mind: the new school year! From buying school supplies to memorizing the bus schedule, there’s a lot you can do to help your child prepare for a new grade level. Your preparation may also include easing the growing nerves that your student is feeling due to all the change a new year brings. Though going back to school is exciting, it can cause nervousness and anxiety, especially if your student is transitioning…

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Healthy Lifestyle Tips For Back To School

08/17/2014 | Family CareReady, Set, School

When back to school time arrives, things tend to get a little hectic. While getting into the new daily routine, it can be easy for parents and kids alike to put healthy habits on the back burner in  favor of more convenient options. Following these tips can help you and your family  keep things healthy during the back to school transition. Eat breakfast. The morning time crunch can make it easy to just rush everyone out the door, but take the time to make sure that both you and your children…

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