Start the new year with all the resources you need to stay healthy, wealthy and wise!  Need a doctor, dentist or mental health provider? Want new ideas for getting your family in shape this year? The advertisers in our Health Directory 2018 can help!

 

10 Ways to Create Healthy Habits this Summer (and Always)

10 Ways to Create Healthy Habits this Summer (and Always)

Recent research shows that childhood obesity rates continue to rise in the U.S. Weight is not the most important factor when it comes to health, but in most cases, BMI (body mass index) is an accura . . .

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Heart Health: Screen Your Teen

Heart Health: Screen Your Teen

San Diego couple turns personal tragedy into triumph by offering free heart screenings to local teens and young adults through the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation. Eric Paredes was entering his . . .

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Family Fun Runs and 5Ks in San Diego County

Family Fun Runs and 5Ks in San Diego County

Walk for Water (Mission Bay/Tecolote Shores North Park) - AprilBring your family and friends to Mission Bay to experience the trek that millions of women and children around the world make every d . . .

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Health & Wellness Guide 2019

Health & Wellness Guide 2019

Make your family’s health a priority this new year with our 2018 Health and Welllness Guide. Search for pediatricians, family spa and massage services, gymnastics classes, dentists and more. &n . . .

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How to Support Kids When a Parent Has Cancer

How to Support Kids When a Parent Has Cancer

Many people know how to help friends or family members who have been diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening or chronic disease. But when the diagnosed individual is a parent who is increasi . . .

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What To Do When Mom Has the Flu

What To Do When Mom Has the Flu

Winter can be wonderful. Holiday traditions, family gatherings, travel … and germs. Unfortunately it’s also the peak season for colds and the flu, but busy moms can be especially susceptible if . . .

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13 Ways to Comfort a Friend with Cancer

13 Ways to Comfort a Friend with Cancer

When a friend receives a cancer diagnosis, it is normal to worry and wonder how to help. Follow these suggestions to support and bring comfort to your friend as she faces cancer. Sharpen your listen . . .

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Understanding Eating Disorders in Kids

Understanding Eating Disorders in Kids

Fueled by anxiety and depression, bullying, sports, and feelings of inadequacy in an appearance-driven culture, eating disorders continue to rise among young people. Early intervention is key to suc . . .

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How Digital Devices Affect Eyes: What you need to know about Computer Vision Syndrome

How Digital Devices Affect Eyes: What you need to know about Computer Vision Syndrome

Does your technology-fixated child ever complain of dry, irritated eyes? What about blurry vision, headaches, light sensitivity, neck and shoulder pain, or fatigue? You might look to his electronic . . .

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Rejuvenate Yourself

Rejuvenate Yourself

You do it all every day: get the kids to school on time, work, shop, check homework, cook nutritious meals and chauffeur. Caring for everyone else often leaves little time for you—but rejuvenating y . . .

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How to Lower Your Child's BMI

How to Lower Your Child's BMI

If your child’s pediatrician has alerted you that his body mass index (BMI) is too high, there are steps you can take to encourage a healthier lifestyle. Family Fitness
Your child will exempli . . .

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Just Say No to Vaping

Just Say No to Vaping

Get to know the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes contain potentially addictive, dangerous toxins. Would it surprise you to know that they come in kid-friendly flavors like bubble gu . . .

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5 Asthma Superfoods

5 Asthma Superfoods

If you have asthma, keeping an emergency inhaler and other treatments on hand can help quickly relieve symptoms so you can breathe easier. But there is evidence that foods containing certain compoun . . .

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Eat better, move more, think smart

Eat better, move more, think smart

Rejuvenate in Six WeeksEat better • Move more • Think smart More than 50 percent of Americans are overweight or obese; one in three children is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. Set a . . .

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How Artificial Sweeteners Can Actually Pack on the Pounds

How Artificial Sweeteners Can Actually Pack on the Pounds

How artificial sweeteners can actually pack on the pounds We read it in newspapers and see it on the nightly news; even Hollywood is responding with various spin-offs of the NBC hit reality show . . .

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7 Ways to Dodge the Holiday Bulge

7 Ways to Dodge the Holiday Bulge

Is it inevitable that you’ll gain a few pounds this holiday season? It doesn’t have to be. This time of year is filled with bright lights, decorations, gifts, family, excitement and added stress . . .

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Where Have All the Active Kids Gone?

Where Have All the Active Kids Gone?

You’ve heard the news: Today’s children are declining in health and gaining more weight than ever before. Childhood obesity rates have tripled within the last 30 years. Currently, one child in f . . .

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How To Find the Right Pediatrician

How To Find the Right Pediatrician

Finding the right pediatrician for your family can daunting. But by researching options and defining priorities, you can find a pediatrician you feel confident and comfortable with. Here are some ti . . .

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The Sweet Tooth of America's Children

The Sweet Tooth of America's Children

The Sweet Tooth of America's ChildrenAdded Sugars White sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, brown rice syrup and high-fructose corn syrup—what do these foods have in common? They are all contri . . .

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The Financial Conversation to Have with Your Kids Before They Leave for College


The Financial Conversation to Have with Your Kids Before They Leave for College


“Parents, think of the money management discussion as your parental contribution to freshman orientation,” says Donna Skeels Cygan. “The budgeting, spending, and saving habits your student for . . .

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