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Shopping for Arthritis-Friendly Cars
(published in Arthritis Today)

Use these tips to help find a car that is comfortable, fuel efficient and that suits your lifestyle.

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Aiding Achievement
(published in Energy Times)

Fostering your children’s self-confidence will help them rise to life’s challenges.

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8 Foods That Give You Energy
(posted on MySilverAge.com)

Need help keeping up with your grandkids or tackling your bucket list? Try these high-energy foods for a boost.

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The Solution to Your Pain May Be Right Underfoot
(posted on NextAvenue.org)

Reflexology can relieve chronic aches and stress and bring relief to cancer patients.

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To Hang on to Your Memories
(posted on NextAvenue.org)

Good-quality rest may lower your risk of memory loss.

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When You Don’t Have Dental Insurance
(posted on NextAvenue.org)

These 5 tips for making treatment affordable will keep your smile bright.

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Why Acupuncture Deserves a Closer Look
(posted on NextAvenue.org)

Major new study should erase any doubts about acupuncture's effectiveness in treating chronic pain.

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Easy Ways to Break 10 Common Bad Habits
(posted on WomansDay.com)

Change your ways, even if you think you’re set in them.

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Back to School
Ease Into the School Year
(posted in Parents' Press in 2012)

Just when you’ve settled into a laid-back summer routine, it’s time to start thinking about school again. Besides buying new clothes and school supplies, issues like bedtimes, healthy diets and a morning routine need to be addressed. The good news is the back-to-school transition can be a fairly seamless one with just a few modifications to your summer schedule. Bedtime is usually the hardest to change.

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Faking Sick
(published in Parents’ Press)

Is Your Child’s Illness Real or Imaginary?

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Dental Health
(published in Parents’ Press)

Keep the Experience Positive for Best Results.

When Gavin Rader, a 2½-year old living in San Francisco, entered a dental office for the first time, most of what he knew about dentists had come from the movie Finding Nemo. The rest of his dental knowledge involved toys. He knew dentists used long-handled round mirrors like the one in his doctor kit.

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Sleep Sanctuary
(published in Esperanza)

7 simple tips to make your bedroom a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation.

When was the last time you had a satisfying night’s rest? Sleeping well, just like healthy eating and exercising, is essential to feeling your best during the day.

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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs
(published in Humana Active Outlook)

When you eat carbs like sugar or those in refined foods, you get a sharp spike in your blood sugar levels. That's not healthy. To keep your blood sugar levels even, you should eat better carbs like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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Dodging Diabetes
What You Need to Know

(published in Humana Active Outlook)

At this time as many as 24 million Americans have diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that by 2050, 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. could get the disease.

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Encourage Healthy Habits at School
(posted on PTO Today)

Schools can be breeding grounds for the germs that cause colds, the flu, and other illnesses. Here's how PTOs can help fight germs to keep kids in class.

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Seeing spots: When to worry about birthmarks
(published in ParentMap)

Kita Ferrer was born with a 2-inch-long, football-shaped birthmark on her abdomen. Now 18 months old, Kira finds the birthmark interesting—when she finds it at all. But her mother worries that this won't always be the case and that as Kira grows older, the same birthmark could make her feel self-conscious, or even lead to teasing from peers.

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Energy At Rest: Getting enough downtime for body, mind and spirit can recharge your batteries.
(published in Energy Times)

If there's one thing you usually run short of during the holidays, besides money and time, it's energy. "We need a source to reconnect to when our energy battery has drained a little," says Michael Finklestein, MD, who practices integrated and holistic medicine in Bedford, New York. "If that source is available, you can use all the energy you want." That source can be found in changing the way you move, eat and rest.

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How to Choose the Right Cane & Use It Correctly
(published in Arthritis Today)

The right cane can relieve pressure on sore knees, hips, ankles and feet, as well as improve balance.

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Opening Medicine Bottles with Ease
(published in Arthritis Today)

Struggling to open bottles, specifically child–proof tops on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine bottles, can be maddening. When getting to the medicine that's supposed to relieve your pain causes additional pain, it's tool time.

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Protect Your Baby From Choking
(published in ParentMap)

When it comes to putting things in their mouths, infants and toddlers don't discriminate between foodeating chalk and non–food. A shiny coin, a small toy—even a dab of dirt can seem like perfectly acceptable delicacies to them.

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Eight Ways to Help Your Child Lose Weight
(published in ParentMap)

It's a staggering figure: More than 9 million children and teens between the ages of 6 and 19 are overweight, accordingbig boy to the American Heart Association. A 2004 study found that nearly 19 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 11 were overweight. However, Dr. Michelle Heng, a pediatrician at Group Health in Redmond, says there is a little good news: Though these numbers have been steadily increasing since the early 1990s, they are now starting to come back down.

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Dress Rehearsal
(published in Pregnancy)

When Raelynn Glispin experienced contractions during the 36th week of her first pregnancy, they caught her by surprise; she wasn't sure what they were.

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