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“F” For Fitness: Grading Students On Their Health

Posted January 20, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Last fall, in an apparent effort to combat current rates of poor diet and obesity, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania required anyone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or above to take a fitness course.

The Great American Milk-Drinking Craze: Good Purpose Or Propaganda?

Posted January 15, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Other than sunshine, the most common vitamin D source is usually considered to be cow’s milk. But as goes the good stuff, so goes the bad. Cow’s milk contains saturated fat and cholesterol, ingredients both linked to heart disease.

Scratch And Sniffle: Keeping Winter Air Symptoms At Bay

Posted January 7, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

It’s one thing to know what to do for the body’s response in winter; but it can be exhausting to get young children to go along. Here are a few tips to help improve the dry conditions in your home, and ideas for encouraging children to stay healthy and well.

Getting The (Right) Word Out: Important Information About Early Intervention Services

Posted December 23, 2009 by Rhonda Franz

In spite of efforts by states to inform families of infant and toddler services, many people are still unaware of the resources. It's important for parents to have the correct information about their rights to access Early Intervention evaluation and services.

Prenatal Care And Doctor Wars: Standing Up For Yourself And Your Child

Posted December 17, 2009 by Rhonda Franz

Sometimes the doctor just isn't a good fit. Before deciding on a physician to provide you and your unborn child with prenatal care, take some steps to help you find the right provider for you and your family.