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Clean Air for Kids: Six Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By Kacey Bradley: All parents want their homes to be a safe place for their kids. It’s the reason for buying child safety locks, baby gates — even baby monitors — while the kids are young. One thing parents may not think about, though, when it comes to making their …

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Boosting Kids’ Immune Systems

By Kim Robson: Now that the kids are back in school, they will be much more exposed to germs and viruses from being in close daily contact with their classmates. And cold and flu season is nearly upon us. Those dispensers of hand sanitizers are just about everywhere now, but …

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Risks of Fluoride in Drinking Water

By Kim Robson: Fluoride is found in many oral hygiene products. A mineral compound, it is used in topical and systemic fluoride therapy to prevent tooth decay. While trace amounts of naturally occurring calcium fluoride can be found in some water supplies (about 0.25 to 1 mg/L), many water supplies …

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Making the Most of Your Backyard for Family Exercise

By Jackie Edwards: Research shows that parents and kids are more likely to exercise with a companion than alone. With this in mind, parents and children can motivate each other to stay activeby exercising together. Doing so also provides a valuable opportunity to build family bonds while keeping physically and mentally healthy. …

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Free Range Kids — Nature’s Calling

 By Fredrica Syren Sometimes when people come over to my house, they are a little horrified to run into my wild kids, who love being outdoors all day long and like to make mud cakes, spray each other with water, and get down and dirty. For me, this is just …

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Competitive Sports and Growing Bodies

By Kim Robson: I grew up being an athlete. I started out young playing tennis, then later added roller skating. I’d stay all day at the roller rink, and skated all over our hilly neighborhood. Later, I fell in love with figure skating, and spent my early teens competing in …

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How to Make Sure Your Child Breathes Healthy Classroom Air

By Fredrica Syren: How sure are you that your child’s classroom is filled with education, not harmful chemicals or dust? As a parent, it’s so important to be your children’s advocate and to make sure their schools, especially the classrooms, do not contain anything that may pose a health risk. …

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