LESS SWEET SCHOOL YEAR

Elementary Pupils Enjoying Healthy Lunch In Cafeteria

If summer felt as though one too many ice cream cones were enjoyed, starting the school year in a less sweet way may be what we need. Foods that are high in added sugar, like cookies, ice cream, candy, lemonade and soda, are also high in calories and low in nutrition. They do not help kids to feel and perform their best to get through the busy school day and after-school activities.

Some of the latest research conducted at University of California, Los Angeles, discovered that a diet high in added sugar hinders learning and memory by literally slowing down the brain. According to the American Heart Association, kids from 2 through 18 years old should have less than 25 grams of added sugar, or six teaspoons, daily. Not only is too much added sugar linked with heart disease, but also obesity, tooth decay and Type 2 diabetes.

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Could Integrative Medicine Be the Answer?

by Adriana Moise

We are fortunate to live in a country with exceptional acute care. Our trauma hospitals have the best physicians and capabilities of treating the most complicated and life threatening conditions. We pride ourselves on advanced medical and pharmaceutical research. Despite these wins, the field of integrative medicine is on the rise.

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Three Fever Myths Every Parent Must Know

by Julie Lachman

When a child is sick and uncomfortable with a fever, a parent’s natural instinct is to make him or her feel better. What many parents do not know is that some of the most common therapeutics for fever can actually sideline recovery.

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