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Could Sleep Issues Put Young Athletes at Greater Risk for a Concussion?
Your young athlete works hard in school and plays hard on the field, but are they getting enough sleep? While all work and no play can make Jack a dull...
Apr 17
Beaches and BBQs: Planning for a Safe, Vaccinated Summer
By now, you’ve probably heard President Biden’s prediction that by July 4th, we should be able to gather in small groups again. After more than a year...
Apr 13
What Should I Avoid Eating and Drinking When Breastfeeding?
For nine months (or more!), you’ve carefully avoided deli meats, unpasteurized cheeses, alcohol and other foods that you just couldn’t stomach during pregnancy....
Apr 09
5 Reasons to Reorganize Your Pantry, Plus Tips to Get Started
Over the last few decades, but especially during COVID-19, many of us are shopping less and buying more in bulk to last us longer. “There’s definitely...
Apr 08
Why Your 16- or 17-Year-Old Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
You might not see the value in vaccinating your 16- or 17-year-old child against COVID-19 infection. After all, young people tend to have few or no symptoms...
Apr 07
How to Recognize Your Meta-Emotions and Learn from Them
We all have meta-emotions, which are emotions about emotions, or feelings about feelings. Say you feel sad because you can’t see your parents during the...
Mar 31
Talking to Children About Mass Violence: An age-by-age guide for parents
School violence, mass shootings and terrorist attacks.  It feels like every time we open our social media apps or listen and watch the news, individuals,...
Mar 29
Busting the Myths Behind How Much Water You Should Drink
How much water should you drink? Forget the simple math—eight glasses a day isn’t the answer. And forget the complicated math, too—half your body weight...
Mar 25
5 Tools to Relieve Muscle Soreness at Home
There’s a special sense of satisfaction to post-workout soreness. When the gentle burn follows you home, it feels like a job well done. Ironically, getting...
Mar 22