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Detergent Jug Catch

Detergent Jug Catch

Use recyclables and household items to make your own kids fitness equipment. These low- to no-cost active toys are simple to create and fun to play with.......[Read More]
How to Calculate the Ankle Brachial Index

How to Calculate the Ankle Brachial Index

The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a fundamental tool used to assess the risk of peripheral vascular disease. The American Heart Association estimates that over 8 million Americans have vascular disease, which can lead to an increased incidence of heart attack, stroke, aneurysms and chronic venous di......[Read More]
How to Bring Outdoor Games and Sports Inside

How to Bring Outdoor Games and Sports Inside

These simple, fun, safe ideas help transform outdoor play into indoor games for kids! Boost physical activity and practice sports skills too.......[Read More]
How to Write an Effective Health Informational Brochure

How to Write an Effective Health Informational Brochure

An informational brochure is basically a document that gives a specific audience all the details needed to understand the basic concepts of the topic being presented. When writing an effective health brochure, it's very important to keep your audience in mind. For example, a health information broch......[Read More]
What's Your Mom Fitness Match?

What's Your Mom Fitness Match?

Once you're a parent, you need exercise that's meaningful and really worth your limited time. Consider these mom fitness options.......[Read More]
9 Ways to Celebrate Family Fitness in October

9 Ways to Celebrate Family Fitness in October

October ends with tricks and treats, but before that, celebrate fitness and health events focusing on walking to school and eating better.......[Read More]
Active Play for Bookworms

Active Play for Bookworms

Are your kids bookworms? Get avid readers to exercise their bodies, not just their brains, with these 7 strategies.......[Read More]
Would You Recognize These Concussion Symptoms in Your Kid?

Would You Recognize These Concussion Symptoms in Your Kid?

Understanding concussion symptoms in kids can help you support your child during her recovery. Some symptoms develop days or weeks after the injury.......[Read More]
When Your Kid Wants to Try Competitive Surfing

When Your Kid Wants to Try Competitive Surfing

If your child is stoked to ride the waves whenever he can, competitive kids' surfing may be in your future! Here's what to know about this youth sport.......[Read More]
Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis

Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis

Are primary care physicians disregarding treatment guidelines concerning antibiotic use in acute bronchitis?......[Read More]
Beach Activities for Kids

Beach Activities for Kids

Try these beach activities for kids the next time you visit the sandy shore of a lake or ocean. They'll help children and teens get their daily dose of physical activity while enjoying the sun, sand, and surf.......[Read More]
Benefits of a Sleep Mask

Benefits of a Sleep Mask

Achieving a good night’s sleep can reap many health and mental benefits. Outside light or electronic indoor lights may make it more difficult for you to fall asleep than you realize. Sleep masks, which you wear over your eyes to keep out light while you’re sleeping, can help you fall asl......[Read More]
The Use of Quality Information by General Practitioners

The Use of Quality Information by General Practitioners

To what extent are primary care physicians influenced by performance indicators on medical effectiveness and patient experiences when referring patients to hospitals?......[Read More]
Living Alone With Cancer in Older Age

Living Alone With Cancer in Older Age

This study compared the experiences and future preferences for care between two groups of older people with cancer in their last year of life; those who live alone, and those who live with caregivers.......[Read More]
Can Zero Grams of Trans Fat Foods Still Be Unhealthy?

Can Zero Grams of Trans Fat Foods Still Be Unhealthy?

If you're thinking about trans fats, you're taking an important step toward improving your diet and protecting your health. Trans fats are made by turning liquid oils into solid fats. These solid fats are added to certain foods to keep them fresh longer and to enhance their taste, but they can incre......[Read More]
Have a Ball! Build Kids' Motor Skills with Ball Games

Have a Ball! Build Kids' Motor Skills with Ball Games

Playing with balls helps kids build motor skills, plus it's fun. Find out about the best balls for kids, plus games to play at each age and stage.......[Read More]
Socio-Economic Status and Hemoglobin A1c Levels

Socio-Economic Status and Hemoglobin A1c Levels

Should socioeconomic status be an additional independent risk factor in clinical decision support tools informing diabetes screening?......[Read More]
Chlamydia Knowledge of Australian GPs and Practice Nurses

Chlamydia Knowledge of Australian GPs and Practice Nurses

How well informed are physicians and nurses regarding chlamydia infection and its screening? This study assessed a cohort of general practitioners and nurses in Australia.......[Read More]
How to Identify Symptoms of Clogged Arteries

How to Identify Symptoms of Clogged Arteries

Chest pain, back pain, shortness of breath, muscle pain, excessive sweating: These are just a few of the symptoms that can occur when you're dealing with clogged arteries. Since these clogs can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other health issues, it's important that you understand how to identify......[Read More]
Fuel Up with Protein-Packed Snacks for Kids

Fuel Up with Protein-Packed Snacks for Kids

Healthy protein snacks are more filling than starches and usually contain more nutrients. Try these ideas for kids' snacks.......[Read More]