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How to Be the Best Health Role Model for your Children

07/06/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy EatingPlay and Exercise

Children absorb knowledge and behavior like a sponge. With this in mind, its important for you as a parent to be their health role model, yet in the recent Indy Moms survey, 53% of moms gave themselves a B when it came to health and wellness. This is good, but does leave room to improve. Good mental and physical health starts with good communication and education. Talking to your kids about diet, exercise and asking them questions about their health is a good place to start. It’s also equally…

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Keep Your Toddler Safe With These 5 Car Seat Tips

07/06/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

When it comes to car seats, there is a lot of conflicting information out there. Should the car seat face the front of the car? Should it face the back? What’s the best type of car seat? Should you use a car seat at all? Nearly every parent has a strong opinion on the topic. Let’s cut through the controversy: here are some of the best, proven ways to keep your toddler safe in the car. 1. It’s the law. First and foremost: you must have a car seat. All 50 US States have laws on the…

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5 Water Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

07/01/2015 | Everyday WellnessSafety & Prevention

As the mercury rises in your thermometer, pools, ponds, and lakes become a welcome respite from sweltering heat. When you and your family decide to spend a day in and on the water, it’s important to keep certain safety rules in mind. Here are five water safety tips every parent should know before heading to the water this summer. 1. Never leave your child near water unsupervised. They could fall in without someone there to help. Adults should ALWAYS pay complete attention while children…

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness: 4 Signs Your Child Might Have Arthritis

07/01/2015 | Family CarePrimary Care

When you think of arthritis, a disease that causes painful inflammation around joints, you tend to think of the elderly. The most common forms of arthritis do affect older people, but many types of arthritis affect people under the age of 16. Together, they are referred to as “juvenile arthritis.” According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 300,000 children in the United States suffer from different types of arthritis. So how can you tell if your child has arthritis? Joint pain. The most…

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5 Items to Include for the Healthiest Family Picnic Ever

07/01/2015 | Everyday WellnessHealthy Eating

Summer is a good time to get outside. Picnicking is one of the most fun things you can do with your family in the summer. Grab a blanket, some sunblock, and a Frisbee or whiffle ball and bat and head to the park or beach. When you are packing your picnic basket, here are five items you can bring for the healthiest family picnic ever. 1. Chicken Wraps. Instead of the same old sandwiches, make some fresh, tasty chicken wraps. Take roasted or grilled chicken breast, cut it into strips, and add it to…

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