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Don’t drink the pool water

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=544970c7-1aed-496a-8204-a9995440a788#.WuceZlw-dBw Your chances of getting a bad stomach bug at public pools may be increasing, suggests a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. Cryptosporidium, or Crypto, is a parasite that causes potentially severe diarrhea. It’s often to blame for disease outbreaks at public pools. And since 2004, the number of new […]

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How to nurture your child’s mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=a6b9f73e-414b-4fd4-ae16-970e88056387#.WucccVw-dBw You can’t protect your kids from stress and difficult times. But you can help them develop good self-esteem and give them the tools to cope with adversity in a healthy manner. As parents, we want our kids to be happy. But no matter how hard we try, we can’t guarantee their happiness. What […]

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Family meals help kids’ physical and mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c4960c36-45c8-489a-95da-39fa7a4a113d#.Wucb-Vw-dBw The value of a family dinner isn’t exaggerated, according to a new study. It found that children who eat meals with their family benefit from better physical and mental health. Sharing a family meal has been linked to children having a better diet. Research has also suggested that these meals promote language development […]

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Working mothers and stress

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=b502050f-693f-4b65-958b-f8fde29c3976#.WucZ3Vw-dBw Taking steps to control stress can help you successfully juggle a career and a family. Your 6-year-old wakes up feverish on a deadline-filled workday. This is a dilemma Kristin Shulder, mother of two and full-time employee, knows and dreads. “Do you give your child some Advil, send him to school anyway and hope […]

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How to get kids to try fruits and vegetables

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=9248160c-9aec-4fde-93f3-ec58ed4fdfac#.WucYJlw-dBw “Eat your vegetables, Johnny. They’re good for you.” “Just take a tiny bite, Mary. You might like it.” Did those mealtime nudges inspire you to eat more spinach when you were a kid? Did they turn you on to cantaloupe? Very likely not. And those messages may be equally uninspiring to your children. […]

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Celebrate Screen-Free Week

Original source: http://www.screenfree.org/ From April 30-May 6, 2018, children, families, entire schools, and communities will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends! Organize a Screen-Free Week Register Your Screen-Free Week Find 2018 Events Spread […]

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