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How to Tell If Your Children Need Glasses

05/04/2015 | Everyday Wellness

It can be hard to tell when a child needs glasses. Growing up, kids with poor eyesight may not realize that what they see looks any different from what anyone else does. What are the signs that your child might need to take a trip to the eye doctor? According to Dr. Danielle Wiese, a pediatrician with Indiana University Health, a child should start seeing a doctor if: They fail a vision screen at school, or at their annual checkup. You are worried that they are having trouble seeing or straining…

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Keeping Your Child’s Developing Spine Healthy

05/04/2015 | TreatmentsOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

As a parent, it seems like every time you turn around your children have shot up another inch or two. One thing you must think about as your children grow is how their spine is developing. Good back health is key to making sure kids grow up happy and healthy. Take the following simple steps to make sure your kids’ backs are as healthy as possible: Keep it Light Frequently, when a child or teen reports experiencing back pain, the trouble starts and ends with backpacks. Nowadays, kids carry backpacks…

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The Speed of Our Body Compared to IndyCars

04/30/2015 | CommunityEventsEveryday Wellness

There’s no doubt in any IndyCar fan’s mind that these are impressive, powerful and fast machines. Average IndyCar speeds reach approximately 227 mph, though some racers have posted even faster laps. It’s expected that the average speed will soon be 230 mph. But what you might not realize is that the human body is as powerful, if not more powerful than an IndyCar, and can boast some impressive speeds of its own. Take a look. Coughs Human coughs come in all sorts of varieties, but…

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The Health Benefits of Childhood Sports

04/30/2015 | Everyday WellnessPlay and Exercise

It should come as no surprise that many parents see the benefits in getting their children involved in a physical activity, especially when one in three children in the US have been diagnosed with childhood obesity. Weight management is not the only benefit of childhood sports. Experts find that there are several preventative and mental health advantages too. Flexibility With naturally flexible bodies, children can move and bend with much more ease than adults. Children stretch their muscles while…

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3 Quick and Healthy Dinners for Kids

04/28/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Making healthy meals that kids enjoy can be a real challenge. You probably don’t have a lot of time to cook in the first place and kids tend to prefer sweeter, unhealthier foods. We’ve assembled three healthy recipes that you can make quickly and that your kids will love. Coconut Chicken and Roast Potatoes Ingredients: Serves 4 Shredded Coconut 1 Egg (beaten) 1 lb of Chicken Drumsticks Salt and pepper Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Coat chicken drumsticks…

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