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The Harmful effects of Inactivity

The Harmful effects of Inactivity

Ancient physicians such as Hippocrates believed and understood the benefits of physical exercise. However, during the 20th century, an opposite view began to form. In fact, patients of heart attack were prescribed bed rest!

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ADHD Risk Increased with Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy

ADHD Risk Increased with Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy

Research conducted at the Yale School of Medicine and published in Scientific Reports found that exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affected brain development in mice. The mice exposed to radiation during fetal development were more hyperactive and showed lowered memory capacity after a series of psychological and behavioral tests in adulthood than the control group, which suggests a potential link between exposure and long-term effects.

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What Leads to ADHD?

What Leads to ADHD?

In a recent study conducted in Thailand, scientists learned that certain genetic and environmental factors could predispose children to ADHD. The research was done at Vajira Hospital in Bangkok, where two groups of children — an ADHD group and a control group —were evaluated for risk factors and tested for allergies. Among the forty children [...]

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Fireworks Safety for the Fourth of July

Fireworks Safety for the Fourth of July

Each year, Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with food, family, friends, and of course, fireworks. This holiday can leave many lifelong memories; however, with all the fun and celebration comes some very serious dangers.

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Diet Your Way to a Beach Body

Diet Your Way to a Beach Body

Summer officially starts on June 20th, and you’d probably like to look good in time to hit the beach. After all, attracting the opposite sex is easier when you look slim as you stroll along the sand. But losing weight takes discipline. You need a plan. There’s a full array of popular diet plans such [...]

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Tips for Avoiding Food Allergies at Summer Camp

Tips for Avoiding Food Allergies at Summer Camp

Summer camp is often a win-win for families: it’s a treasured, invaluable experience for children and a welcome temporary reprieve of parental responsibilities for adults. With camps available for all interests, ages and activity levels, more and more kids are signing up, as the American Camp Association reports that more than 10 million children attend summer camp each year1.

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Meditation Technique Helps Traumatized Soldiers

Meditation Technique Helps Traumatized Soldiers

For soldiers, sound can mark the beginning of pain or relief from pain. The sound of a bomb can signal the beginning of damage to a soldier’s body and mind. But the sound of a person’s voice may provide relief from mental suffering, according to new scientific findings. A recent study found that a technique [...]

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Exercise Tips for Busy Dads

Exercise Tips for Busy Dads

As all busy parents know, making time for yourself isn’t always easy. With Father’s Day coming up on June 17th, it’s a great time to acknowledge that being a healthy parent is important not only for your family but also for yourself!

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Time Outdoors Helps Settle ADD/ADHD Children

Time Outdoors Helps Settle ADD/ADHD Children

With summer vacation in full swing, many families are still planning last-minute getaways or making final preparations for well-awaited vacations. However, for parents with a child that has ADD/ADHD, there are some recently discovered considerations to factor into travel itineraries.

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Summer Staple for Eye Health

Summer Staple for Eye Health

It’s a scientific fact that the sun is stronger in the summer1. While the rays may feel glorious, too much of a good thing can be harmful to our skin, as many of us know from past experiences with unpleasant sunburns. Another important area to protect that is sometimes overlooked: our eyes.

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