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Win the Battle Against Back-to-School Germs

Win the Battle Against Back-to-School Germs

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(StatePoint) Did you know that, on average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This school year, follow some healthy habits to avoid the back-to-school plague. First, wash hands and other items…

Tips for Students Moving to College

Tips for Students Moving to College

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(StatePoint) Moving into your own place is a milestone that makes you feel like a grown-up. And with the new school year approaching, you may be thinking about signing a lease for your first apartment or sharing a house with roommates. So now what? As you head to campus, here…

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

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(StatePoint) Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change — not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas…

At Work All Day? How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life

At Work All Day? How to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life

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(StatePoint) Leading a sedentary lifestyle can have a serious impact on one’s health. In fact, too much sitting can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association, which cites a study that showed that adults who watch more than four hours of television daily had a…

Why Experts Say High-Speed Internet Access Matters to Families and Businesses Nationwide

Why Experts Say High-Speed Internet Access Matters to Families and Businesses Nationwide

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(StatePoint) In the same way the telephone brought new opportunities for business development and economic prosperity to America’s heartland decades ago, experts say that today, expanding broadband to every part of the country will have positive impacts on all communities nationwide. In short: no matter where you live it’s important…

5 Great Ways to Reduce Stress

5 Great Ways to Reduce Stress

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(StatePoint) The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed. And stress is not only unpleasant, it can have negative ramifications on your health, including stomach upset, fatigue, headache and even depression and drug abuse, according to the Mayo Clinic. Luckily, a bit of…

Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Brain Drain’

Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Brain Drain’

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(StatePoint) It’s only natural that kids get excited for summer vacation. However, parents may be concerned about “summer brain drain,” which occurs when students lose the knowledge they gained during the school year. Unfortunately, many children show learning losses when they return to school in the fall, and these summer…

7 Ways to Get Fit as a Family

7 Ways to Get Fit as a Family

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(StatePoint) Healthy eating habits and gym routines can be hard to sustain. For parents who juggle busy schedules, it can be particularly challenging to squeeze in the recommended amount of physical activity each day. However, with a little motivation and a dose of creativity, families can resolve to stay active…

What to Know about Eye Health

What to Know about Eye Health

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(StatePoint) Did you know that doctors now recommend that children as young as six months old should have their first comprehensive eye exam? And not only is correcting vision problems crucial for happiness and success, but an eye exam can detect such health problems as diabetes, high blood pressure and…

Great Tips to Get in Shape and Stay in Shape

Great Tips to Get in Shape and Stay in Shape

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(StatePoint) Losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle top millions of people’s list of goals. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to set a goal than it is to actually achieve it, so it’s important to have a game plan if you want to see results. Here are some sustainable tips…