Archive - December 2011

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Know When Your Child Needs a Sick Day
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A Simple Backache—or Something More Serious?
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Follow the Roadmap to Heart Health

Know When Your Child Needs a Sick Day

As a parent, you probably know when your child is coming down with something. Maybe he’s not eating his breakfast. Maybe she just doesn’t seem her usual boisterous self. Your gut tells you your child is getting sick. But how do you know how sick is too sick for school or day care? “The first…

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A Simple Backache—or Something More Serious?

It might strike when you pick up your child, reach to pull a weed or get up from your office chair. If you’re like most Americans, you’ve had at least one episode of back pain. The best treatment is usually simple but not easy: time. “When you’re incapacitated by back pain, you feel like it’s…

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Follow the Roadmap to Heart Health

If life is a road trip, your heart is the engine powering your journey. Treat it right, and it will keep you humming along for years. But slack off on proper care and maintenance, and you can expect lots of problems. Not sure of the best route to a healthy heart? Joan Murphy, R.N., Ph.D.,…

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