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Jul 1 2014
The Fourth of July is marked by a whirlwind of parades, boating, fireworks and the company of family and friends. Unfortunately, many of these activities can turn dangerous if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. Every year the emergency room doctors at Regions Hospital see a spike in injuries around this summer holiday, but they have a few simple tips to help you stay safe over the holiday...
Jul 1 2014
Be a safe swimmer. Water sports and fireworks are two of the biggest pastimes for Fourth of July celebrations, and these are both linked to numerous deaths and injuries each year. Never swim alone, and make sure that kids' water play is adequately supervised at all times. Many drownings occur when parents and other adults are nearby, so always have a designated chaperone for water play and...
Jun 26 2014
Meditation is the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general feeling of happiness. Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and a...
Jun 26 2014
If the thought of going to crowded gyms with equipment hoarders makes you cringe, there's a simpler (and cheaper) way to stay fit right about now. With New Year's just around the corner, there will be plenty of focus on fitness, with losing weight and setting health goals the second most popular resolution for most people. Gyms can not only get crowded, but finding time to work out becomes...
Jun 26 2014
You can’t reach for a fork these days without hearing about one toxic food trouble or another. To take a significant bite out of the potential dangers on our dinner plates and avoid toxins in food, try reading labels, understanding food sources, and keeping the kitchen clear of the following unsavory ingredients. This is especially important for kids’ plates; pound for pound they take in more...

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