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How TV Contributes to Child Obesity

Weight issues in childhood are an enormous problem for our country. The numbers are staggering: 12.5 million children and adolescents are overweight. This number has tripled over the past 30 years. And, as we know, overweight children are at much higher risk of developing some serious adult health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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How Does Parental Drinking Contribute to Teen Alcoholism?

Can a parent’s drinking habits increase the risk of alcoholism for a teenager? According to the National Institutes of Health, a family history of alcoholism is a major risk factor for problem drinking. In addition, some studies have found that certain genes passed from parents to children increase the risk for alcoholism. Many other factors play a part in teenage drinking, including peer pressure and stress. Still, it seems clear that parent’s drinking habits influence how their children use or misuse alcohol.

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A Busy Mom’s Guide to Whole Family Oral Health

As a modern mom, juggling countless responsibilities often leaves little time to focus on yourself, let alone the dental health of your entire family. However, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for overall well-being. Fortunately, with some practical strategies and time-saving tips, you can ensure your family’s smiles stay healthy and bright, even amidst the…

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Earth Day Spotlight: Meet Carson With Charity Arrows

You know those amazing stories that instantly touch your heart and bring you joy? This is one of those. Charity Arrows, strives to empower and uplift children and community organizations through sustainable and innovative means. Their organization is dedicated to turning old, unsalvageable, or discarded arrows and repurposing them into meaningful treasures such as pens…