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  • Guidelines for Germ Prevention

    Guidelines for Germ Prevention

    Minimizing the number of disease-causing germs that you are exposed to is easier than you might think. The key to success is knowing where the bugs reside – at home and elsewhere – and what to use to eliminate them.

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  • Understanding Blood Types

    Understanding Blood Types

    Human blood genetics are quite complex because at each point there are a number of possible characteristics. Nevertheless, the genetics of human blood is far better understood than that of any other human tissue. To make things a little easier to understand, here are some guidelines for understanding how both the ABO blood types and […]

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  • Healthy Eating, Part V - Good news for vegetable haters everywhere!

    Healthy Eating, Part V – Good news for vegetable haters everywhere!

    Given the opportunity, starting your baby off with good eating habits is a great way to go. Even if it’s too late for that now, an important lesson from the first feedings still applies: New tastes can be acquired! This is good news for vegetable-haters everywhere.

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  • Helping Kids Eat Smart

    Helping Kids Eat Smart

    Encourage your children’s teachers to teach the class at least a little about good nutrition at the beginning of each year. If eating well is confirmed by this outside authority and is tied in with success at school, it will help.

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  • Healthy Eating, Part IV - Motivators for school age children and adolescents

    Healthy Eating, Part IV – Motivators for school age children and adolescents

    During school years, the phenomenon of peer pressure begins to become a very powerful force. Children see what’s packed in each other’s lunches. And, yes, it’s not unusual for your darling to trade the apple for potato chips or the carrot for a candy bar. If they don’t bring their own lunches, the choices available […]

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  • Healthy Eating, Part III - The five greatest motivators for preschool children to eat healthy foods

    Healthy Eating, Part III – The five greatest motivators for preschool children to eat healthy foods

    Let’s get practical. The five greatest motivators for preschool children to eat healthy foods are:

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  • Healthy Eating, Part II - What foods do children need?

    Healthy Eating, Part II – What foods do children need? What foods should be avoided?

    When my son Kevin was about 3 years old, he spied a green pea. He picked it up between his fingers and rolled it over. It looked good! He then pushed the pea up his nose. Interesting. Vegetables are fun! He used another pea to push the first one up higher. Then another. Yet another […]

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  • Healthy Eating, Part I - How important is good nutrition?

    Healthy Eating, Part I – How important is good nutrition?

    With all that we know about tobacco, how can people still smoke? Easy. They’re enticed by big business; they enjoy it; it’s cool; and it’s very, very habit forming. Now for the shock–poor nutritional choices cause every bit as much cancer, death, disability, and chronic disease as cigarettes do. The modern American diet is public […]

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  • Ownership and Sharing Rules

    Ownership and Sharing Rules

    For my children, we have three rules of sharing to help teach respect:

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  • Guidelines for Antibiotic Use

    Guidelines for Antibiotic Use

    Recognizing the urgent problem of antibiotic overuse, in 1998 the Centers for Disease Control and the Academy of Pediatrics have issued guidelines for when to use (and when not to use) antibiotics for the most common pediatric respiratory infections (Pediatrics 1998; 101:163–184). Ear infections, sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throats, and colds account for three fourths […]

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