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Making Summer Safe for South Florida’s Children

Now that August is here, school is on the horizon. No matter what grade your child is about to enter, there’s the yearly back-to-school checklist of to-dos like shopping for school supplies, filling out permission forms and, of course, scheduling your child’s pediatric visit at Care Resource. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting the exam on your family’s schedule and make sure that your school-age children, from preschoolers to college students receive their vaccines.

The Path to Obesity Starts in Kindergarten

Childhood weight plays a major role in future obesity, according to a study of more than 7,700 kindergartners. Researchers measured the height and weight of a cohort of children seven times during the course of nine years and found that those who were overweight in kindergarten were four times as likely as normal-weight peers to become obese by age 14. In fact, nearly half of all cases of obesity observed between kindergarten and eighth grade occurred in children who were overweight at age five. This major study suggests that efforts to curb childhood obesity need to start before children enter school.
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Balancing it all: Family, Friends, Work, Alone Time

Today, more than ever, it has become a great challenge for many of us to successfully manage all aspects of our lives. These areas include, but are not limited to: family, work, friendships and time for self. The challenge to effectively balance these key areas is further multiplied when we are dealing with parents or parenthood. Oftentimes, both parents in the household are employed full-time, making time spent as a family unit exceedingly difficult and scarce.
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The Right Use of Protein Powder

If you have attended a gym you must have heard talk about various types of protein powders. Consuming protein powders, whether as a shake or in some other form, is becoming more and more popular as a nutritional supplement. The truth is that protein powders are helpful in very specific circumstances but excess use may be harmful to the body.

Beat the Heat

There’s nothing better than the smell of campfires, the sound of crickets, a twinkling sky and a lemonade in hand. Noses twitching from the smell of a grill, sun dusted cheeks and the gentle glide of sailboats add to the experience. Complete with the joyful noise of children playing outside, this summer scene sounds pretty much perfect.

How to Choose Your Colors

Most probably you have experienced one of those days when everyone compliments you on how radiant you look? How about the opposite, when people are asking if you are feeling ill? Chances are that you were wearing a flattering color in the first case and the very wrong color in the second. The right color can do wonders for one’s appearance, brightening eyes and evening skin tone, for example. On the other hand, wearing an inappropriate color tends to cast dark shadows across the face, emphasizing lines that show age, and dulling the complexion, leading to more fussing and mussing with makeup, accessories and hair to look great.

Is Your Child Too Busy?

These are typical explanations and complaints from children and parents in regards to their busy schedules. Clearly, some kids have too much to do and not enough time to do it and it’s hard to tell if it’s due to their parents’ pushing or youngsters trying to keep up with their peers. Whatever the reason, one thing’s for sure—something’s got to give. Is your child too busy?

5 Ways to Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

You’ve just spent a small fortune to get your hair that perfect shade, with just the right amount of highlights to really make it pop. Now, you need to know how to make sure your new ‘do keeps looking amazing for as long as possible. Here are five tips that will keep your locks lush and that color right where you want it for as long as possible.