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17 Brilliant Ideas That Will Inspire You To Actually Pack Your Lunch

Make the second meal of the day as important as the first.

Celebrity maternity nurse says modern mums ‘have lost the plot’

Your baby doesn't HAVE to come first all the time<p>She’s been looking after newborn babies for 40 years and released the iconic manual, <i>The Baby Book,</i> …

Maternity

Over the Top Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Flourless desserts . The most popular kids on the block these days as far as treats go.<p>Of course this is nothing new. Gluten free flourless baking has been taking over our generation for quite awhile now but I wouldn't be myself if I wasn't late to the popular party.<p>Another little quirk about me: I …

Why More Obituaries are Opening the Book on Addiction and Mental Health Struggles

Speaking openly is a way for loved ones to heal, and also create hope.<p>If a beloved family member or friend died of mental illness, would you tell the …

Flashback Friday: The 81 Best Tips for Saving Big at the Grocery Store

You go to the grocery store. You have a list in hand. Then, you stray from the list for just one item, and somehow you end up bringing home a bunch …

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …

Teen Drinking and Driving

54%<p>The percentage of teens in high school who drink and drive has decreased by more than half since 1991.<p>1 in 10<p>One in 10 teens in high school drinks …

Teen Girl Safety: Parties, Raves, Drugs, Alcohol, and More

Q&A: Should I be worried about SIDS? | Children's National

September 1st, 2017 / 0 Comments<p><i>Should I be worried about SIDS? How can I reduce my child’s risk?</i><p>Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading …

Yet Another Reason to Follow a Mediterranean Diet

Forget milk. Guzzle olive oil for healthy bones.<p>With its bevy of vegetables and lean proteins, the Mediterranean diet is a balanced way to maintain a …

Alzheimer's caregivers give up food, medication, education, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since Mike Boggs, 59, began having Alzheimer's-like symptoms two years ago and lost his job, he and his wife Pat, 56, have struggled to make ends meet. Their only income is Pat's job as a third-grade teacher in Sioux City, Iowa.<p>"Every month we dip into our savings," Pat Boggs told CNN as …

Cognitive Development in Adolescence

What is cognitive development?<p>Cognitive development means the growth of a child’s ability to think and reason. This growth happens differently from …

Adolescence: a period needing special attention - adolescence-physical-changes

It is important because I want to live a long life, and I don't want to be restricted by any illness that would be the result of being unhealthy. I …

Physical changes in puberty: girls & boys

Puberty is a time of big changes inside and outside your child’s body. It helps to know about the major physical changes in puberty that you can …

Adolescent Health

References<p>1 U.S. Census Bureau. Annual estimates of the resident population by sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin for the United States and states: …

Safety warnings for your adolescent.

Adolescence is fraught with dangers.<p>Wanting to act more independent and to spend more time out in the world, the young person must contend with the …

Child & Teen Safety Issues

Children are our Nation’s most precious resource, but as children, they often lack the skills to protect themselves. It is our responsibility, as …

Parenting

Parent Information - Teens (Ages 12-19) - Safety in the Home & Community

You play an important role in keeping your child safe — no matter how old he or she is. We have information and tools to help protect your baby, …

Adolescent Sports Safety - Adolescent Safety

Sports Safety for Teens<p>Millions of teens participate in organized sports each year in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control …

Stages of Adolescence

Adolescence, these years from puberty to adulthood, may be roughly divided into three stages: <i>early</i> adolescence, generally ages eleven to fourteen;</i> …

Parenting

October 2011

Adolescents and Young Adults | Surgeon General Report

You may also download a PDF version [179KB] for Adobe Acrobat Reader or a PostScript version [397KB] .<p>Key Messages<p>Adolescents and young adults, both …

Fitness and Your 13- to 18-Year-Old

In the teen years, kids who used to be bundles of nonstop energy might lose interest in physical activity. Between school, studying, friends, and …

Here’s The Best Way To Work Out To Target Belly Fat

Belly fat is stubborn. For many people, this is the area they carry their excess weight, and is exactly where they want to lose it when they set …

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

How Pediatricians Screen for Autism

​​​Pediatricians start screening your baby for signs of developmental or communication challenges like autism spectrum disorder (ASD) from his or her …

Technology and Children’s Health: Tips to Increase Exercise

In the age of technology and social media, children and adolescents are now less likely to be physically active. According to the American Academy of …