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5 Things About the Coronavirus That Will Make You Breathe Easier

Also read: Coronavirus: Is It Ok to Travel? Type the letter “c” into your search bar, and a list of articles about the coronavirus pop up immediately. We are hungry for information about this latest virus, and so, are absorbing it from any source at high rates. Knowledge is power, but disinformation is dangerous. Also dangerous, is picking out […]

Take a Break From Social Media for a Great Cause

Disclaimer: This project is my daughter’s service project with her Confirmation group, and I am one of the leaders of that group. From March 15th through March 21st, take a break from social media in support of a great cause. The increase in social media use and the increase in teen suicide are similar in chronology […]

Maybe the Coronavirus Will Save Lives

As with any illness that takes lives, the coronavirus is scary. I get it. It is new and the media is milking it for all it’s worth. It is hard to rest easy when headlines are shouting death tolls and quarantine locations at you. Nothing anyone is saying is false, there is just so much […]

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Is It Ok to Travel?

Also Read: Explaining the Coronavirus to Kids I wrote a post years ago about staying healthy while traveling. It bears repeating today, as the hysteria over the novel coronavirus continues to mount. I feel for those who are ill, and for the families of those who have died, but at this point, even with all the […]

Explaining the Coronavirus to Kids

The coronavirus is all over the news so there’s a good chance your kids–even little kids–have heard about it. So if they’re having some anxiety about it, check out “Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus” that was created by NPR News. Our school system sent this link out to parents today. It’s a comic strip that helps […]

18 Foods (& Recipes) to Rev Up Your Immune System

You’ve taken your kids for their flu shots, you’ve stocked up on antibacterial soap and you’ve instructed your children to cough in their sleeve, to not share any drinks and to run for the hills when someone sneezes. But, is the food they are eating also helping to prevent the illnesses so prevalent at this time of […]

Girls are more likely to tear an ACL

I marvel at the abuse my daughters’ bodies take on the field, and I am ever impressed by all female athletes, because, as a non-athlete middle aged woman, everything they do looks really painful. If I bang my elbow while reaching for something, I need a nap, an ice pack, and a margarita. If I […]

A New Healthier Slant on a Walk

Every Thursday until March 27th, Valley Health System is sponsoring a walk and learn at Garden State Plaza. Meet up with a doctor and kill two birds with one stone … get fit and learn more about staying well from an expert. Walks start at 7am at Valley’s new Wellness & Walk-In Care Center (level […]

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