Danger in the Medicine Cabinet

Drug Addictions Don’t Just Happen on the Street Bet you’d give anything to not have your teen experiment with marijuana and alcohol. You’d probably be willing to give your right arm if it could prevent your teen from even thinking of trying the more hardcore drugs like crack, cocaine and heroin. Finding a joint in …

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New Hope for Spina Bifida

Angeline Gonzalez-Abreu of Hollywood, Fla., is a bright, beautiful, chatty 2-year-old. She’s also strong-willed and determined, qualities that will stand her in good stead as she faces the challenges of growing up with spina bifida. “I think Angie is very special, but I don’t want her to think she’s ‘special needs’ because I don’t want …

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Plan for Emergencies Now

Don’t Get Caught Unprepared You never know when disaster will strike and what form it will take. Of course, there’s earthquakes, hurricanes and tornados, but who would have envisioned a massive power outage across the country or the horrible events of September 11, 2001? As many of the people who suffered through such events can …

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Breastfeeding Your Preemie

When complications throw a wrench in your pregnancy and the prospect of a premature delivery seems imminent, can breastfeeding your newborn still fit into your mothering plans? According to Carri Buerger and Lori Kolder, both nurses and lactation consultants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., the …

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The Benefits Of A Well-Stocked Kitchen | Redefining Pantry Staples

Does your pantry need a makeover? Stocking the right ingredients can help put your family on the road to healthier meals and snacks, and even help reshape the way you think about food. “It is important to establish healthy eating habits early on in a child’s life, and having healthy, nutritious foods around will set …

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