1:14 PM / Wednesday March 20, 2019


How to spot and treat four common children’s health Issues

September 20, 2018

BPT From a cough that won’t go away to a sore throat they caught from the classroom, children and their vulnerable immune systems can fall victim to common illnesses quicker and more often than adults. However, while these health issues are typical, it is not always easy to identify what they are when symptoms strike….

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A surprising solution for stress relief

September 20, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES From finances and health concerns to lengthy to-do lists, there are numerous sources of strain in the lives of most people. According to a survey conducted by Wakefield Research, 68 percent of people feel stress on a weekly basis and 32 percent are stressed every day. Women, in particular, are impacted, as 25…

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Five back-to-school tips for parents with young athletes

August 31, 2018

BPT The transition between summer and going back to school can be tough, especially for families with student athletes who are participating in fall sports. Whether your athletes are in high school or grade school, it’s difficult to balance schoolwork, practice, games, proper nutrition and rest. Mitzi Dulan, registered dietitian and nutrition consultant to professional…

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2014-2016 data shows risk of meningitis higher among college students

August 28, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Nicolis ‘Nico’ Williams   As students prepare to head off to college, talk to your doctor about vaccination to help prevent meningitis   BPT Nicolis “Nico” Williams was a junior at Texas A&M University when one day in February 2011, he had a bad headache after a night out with friends. “It was…

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New year, new stress: back-to-school anxiety

August 3, 2018

If your child is feeling anxious, here are some tips for how to soothe their school-related nerves.   By Christine Mawhinney Lark FAMILYFOCUS.ORG As big yellow buses return and rumble through sleepy neighborhoods, the message is clear: A new school year is beginning. There’s plenty of excitement ahead, but for some students, the start of…

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Better Health Through Creativity

July 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tomika McFadden Through the Pennsylvania Care Health and Wellness Festival, Tomika McFadden hopes to make the community healthier. By Kharisma McIlwaine When West Philadelphia native Tomika McFadden founded Pennsylvania Care Associates in 2012, it was a management consulting firm. Now, it serves the community as a health services corporation, and as the organization in…

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New book addresses alarming rate of early puberty among Black girls

July 20, 2018

BLACKNEWS.COM Dallas — In the new book, “Understanding My Daughter’s Brown Body, A Mom’s Guide to Raising Body-Confident Black Girls,” award-winning author, teen expert and founder, Trenette Wilson helps parents deal with the onset of early puberty, examines why Black girls begin puberty nine months to one year earlier than other races of girls…

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CDC urges public to start the conversation about sepsis

July 13, 2018

BPT Each year, at least 1.7 million Americans develop sepsis, and nearly 270,000 die as a result. While anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection can lead to sepsis, only 55 percent of Americans have heard of sepsis.[1] Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening, and without timely…

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Remembering Phyllis Hyman

July 12, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Phyllis Hyman  (AP Photo/Rene Perez) By Kenny Gamble On [June 30], 1995, I received a call that saddened me to my core. Nothing was average about Phyllis. She commanded a room like not many people I’ve ever met. She was beautiful, intelligent and had all the charm in the world when she wanted…

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