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In the Know: Blood Donation

Donating blood is safe if you go through the proper channels and follow guidelines. The Red Cross uses new, sterile needles that are discarded after 1 use and uses safe blood collection techniques to prevent infection. While guidelines vary by

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Tween-Ager Anxiety: How Parents Can Help

Kids are tweens by age 11 or 12 — transitional years from childhood to teenager. Kids often struggle as they experience rapid changes, new emotions and challenges they’re not quite ready to handle. In fact, many of today’s kids are

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Cooking $mart

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD Maximize nutrition and ingredients without breaking your budget Some foods that are touted for their health benefits can also be expensive. Items such as chia seeds, quinoa and nuts are nutritious but not always affordable. The

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Exercise: Get More Outdoors

Why exercise with Mother Nature? It’s hard to argue with the many health benefits you can gain from regular exercise. And moving it outdoors offers some special benefits over indoor exercise, especially on beautiful sunny days. Let it broaden your

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Benefits of Family Dinners

Busy parents and kids may have a tendency to skip sit-down meals together. But research shows family dinners are worth the planning and effort because eating together regularly has a host of benefits for children and parents. For example, Emory

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Foods Your Heart Loves

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD What do salmon, berries, leafy greens and nuts have in common? They are all heart-smart foods that ably nourish the body and help combat unhealthy cholesterol, hypertension and heart disease. But it’s not just a single

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Going Red for Women

With Knowledge and Action Against Heart Disease Fact: About 80% of cardiovascular diseases can be prevented. Yet, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among U.S. women every year — more than all cancers combined. Fact: Risks for

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Workplace Safety Resolutions

Most of us make resolutions for the new year, so why not include safety resolutions at work? Start by considering these habits:  Inspect your personal protective wear and replace any damaged or worn gear immediately. Continue to inspect before every

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Mental Training

Can practicing mindfulness help our mental health? Studies suggest it can change our brains in ways that produce positive thinking and engagement, and ultimately help us cope with physical or emotional distress. In a study of 144 workers,participants completed an

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Winter Table Warm-Ups

By Cara Rosenbloom, RD As the temperature drops during winter, chances are you’ll spend more time indoors — with more time to cook. For amazing meals, use your time wisely and plan. Consider cooking and freezing portions for future use,

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