Five simple, nutritious lunch box swaps
For students, going to school isn't just about understanding reading, writing and arithmetic; it's also about learning the importance of good nutrition. Healthy eating takes center stage in the lunch room, so when your children open their lunch boxes, are they hitting a healthy home run, or striking out? Here are five si...
Tips for adjusting to busy family schedules
The kids are back in school, fall activities are starting up again and the house is empty at different times of the day, making it difficult to keep up with hectic schedules - including yours. Yet there are easy things you can to do adjust to changing family routines, while ensuring your home remains comfortable and safe...
Digital dos and don'ts for families
Serving nutritious meals, ensuring everyone gets enough sleep and physical activity, helping kids navigate the emotional challenges of growing up - parents have a lot to think about when it comes to keeping their kids healthy. Over the past decade, one more concern has emerged, and it's gaining in importance: teaching ch...
A new, healthy spin on the classic tortilla
Many people opt for whole wheat bread as a healthier option than the white version. But for meals that go beyond a standard sandwich, whole wheat tortillas can serve as a versatile ingredient that's more nutritious than white flour tortillas. Whole wheat tortillas typically contain fewer calories, less fat and more fiber...
It may be in Your DNA: Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition known to run in families. Studies have now identified some of the genetic markers of RLS and RLS is often found in families where the onset of symptoms is before age 40. A complete family history is important information for your physician and may be helpful in the...
Back to school: Hey, parents, it's not just for kids
The kids got their back-to-school haircuts and picked out new outfits. You've stocked up on school supplies and healthy after-school snacks, and you're prepared to limit your child's non-school screen time. Like many parents, you're now wondering if there's more you can do to help your kids succeed this year at school. T...
Ask the Pharmacist: Medication tips for school-aged children
Packing a lunch, signing permission slips and laying out clean clothes for the morning are all part of parents' to-do lists when prepping for their children's day at school. But for parents of the 6.5 million American children being treated for a chronic medical condition, preparing for school also means putting pill bot...
How to tackle household chores quickly this fall
As fall approaches, the daylight hours are dwindling, kids are headed back to school, and the lazy days of summer will soon be long forgotten. As you establish new routines, it seems like there are 10 additional tasks to handle each day, and cleaning, while one of the most important things on your to-do list, often falls...