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How to Prevent Heat Stroke

1. Who is susceptible to Heat Illness? Children under the age of 4 and adults over the age of 65 are at most risk of becoming ill from the heat. Obesity, certain medications, some chronic illnesses and being overdressed all further increase the risk. Today, I’m focusing on kids but the idea is pretty much the same for seniors. […]

Why Am I So Tired After Lunch?

Today, I ate lunch, and then sat down outside to do some work. With the sun shining strong for the first time in a while, I looked up, closed my eyes to soak in some vitamin D, and promptly fell asleep. What the heck? I’m not narcoleptic. I’m not hung over. I don’t have a newborn and I’m not a […]

Monkey Pox: What You Need to Know.

Headlines are intentionally scary, and googling monkeypox and seeing the images popping up might make you long for the days of quarantine, when you minimized your risk of contact with any germ and virus. Before you go bananas over this latest global scare, know the facts. Monkey pox today is not exactly what it has […]

Is Gatorade Bad for Your Kids?

Are sports drinks a nutritional replenishment or simply the new soda? Should you pump your kids full of Gatorade so they don’t dehydrate…or are you just providing empty calories? Gatorade was produced in response to a request by the University of Florida’s football coach who was looking for a way to keep his athletes from getting dehydrated. In the hot Florida […]

5 Tips to Get You Through the Allergy Season

For millions of American children, the beauty of the blooming flowers, the budding trees, and the warm breezes comes with a price — itchy, watery eyes, runny noses, headaches, and fatigue. And even in this last week of May, I can still see a greek coating of pollen on my car every morning. The best way to combat spring […]

Simple Meal: Mexican Rice Bowls

I made this two nights ago for dinner, and everyone loved it and the kids all took it for lunch the next day. Keep it vegetarian or substitute shrimp or beef for a different flavor. Spice it up according to your taste with more garlic, hot sauce and/or cayenne pepper. Add kale, avocado or spinach […]

Help Your Kids Combat the Uncertainty

Certainty is a comfort, and it is gone. It is January 1st, a day to reflect on the old and eagerly anticipate the new. While it is as easy as ever to look back, looking ahead has become something of a challenge. In our new cancel culture, certainty feels like a thing of the past, relegated to […]

Colds, the Flu & Covid … When Should You Test?

Covid has radically changed the way we approach medical testing. Prior to 2020, it would have been practically unheard of to test asymptomatic people for an illness — other than preventative screening tests. Now, frequent, widespread testing is being touted as the way to end the pandemic. Should we listen and become testing junkies, obsessed […]

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