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    New: skin damage starts with your child’s first summer

    It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer because the outermost protective layer, the stratum corneum, isn’t mature until at least age two.

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  • Fruity Rooibos Red Tea Pops Recipe

    Fruity Rooibos Red Tea Pops Recipe

    Rooibos is a very high antioxidant tea and really boosts your immune system. It is an herbal tea, which means there is no caffeine and is

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  • Handy Dandy Barbeque Sauce Recipe

    Handy Dandy Barbeque Sauce Recipe

    This sauce will be one of your favorites.  It’s quick and easy and tasty too. You can use it on chicken, beef, or even in beans.

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  • Safe Outdoor Play

    Safe Outdoor Play

    After a long, cold winter, parents everywhere throw open the windows, soaking in the sunshine and spring temperatures, and utter the most thrilling four words in the parent lexicon: “Go outside and play!”

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  • Bug Off

    Bug Off

    More infants and children are bitten by mosquitoes than by any other insect. But parents often don’t notice the bites on babies and young children because they don’t look like they do on teens and adults.

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  • Black Bean Burgers Recipe

    Black Bean Burgers Recipe

    A lower fat option to meat burgers, this tasty recipe is a healthy substitute for all those summer barbecues!

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  • Summer Is Heating Up!

    Summer Is Heating Up!

    It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere – and hot, really hot, in many areas.  We are warm-blooded. Our bodies produce heat. When a muscle contracts, only about 25 percent of the energy is used for the muscle work. A surprising 75 percent of the energy is turned into heat to keep our temperature up. If […]

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  • Bottled Water: Summer Tip

    Bottled Water: Summer Tip

    I came across an interesting article in the June 3, 2003 Boston Globe. “Water bottles are not all created equal.” The article quotes Ryan Jordan, a biofilm engineer, who explained that softer plastic bottles can create a safe haven for bacteria and lead to infections when people head off for summer fun at picnics, hiking […]

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  • Sunburn

    Sunburn: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Tanning, Radiation damage Introduction to sunburn: Even though skin cancer occurs in adults, the serious skin cancers are caused by the radiation damage (particularly the sunburns) that occurred in our youth. Similarly, adult cataracts can result from too much sun in the eyes during childhood.

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  • Heat Stroke

    Heat Stroke: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat prostration Introduction to heat stroke: Whether it’s a baby at the beach on a hot day, a toddler left in a sweltering car, or a budding young athlete at an exhausting practice in the sun, heat injuries are more common than people think.

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