Heart Smart® Recipe

Healthy On-the-Go Snack Recipe

Busy professionals looking for a quick nibble before a long meeting. Parents shuttling kids between school and activities. Travelers not wanting to give in to fast-food temptation. Campers or hikers needing a quick energy fix. College students up late at night studying. In today’s hectic world, who doesn’t need portable, …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Explaining The Birds & The Bees in the Digital Age

There are few things that will make you squirm as much as talking to your kids about sex. “The Talk,” as it’s often called, usually involves more than its fair share of blush-worthy moments. But long gone are the days of your parents’ awkward speech about the birds and bees. …

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Raising Healthy Kids

Talking To Kids About Weight & Body Image In The Digital Age

Talking to your kids about weight and body image is hard enough. Now add the information they’re constantly bombarded with every day online, on television and on social media – and your job just got a lot tougher. But for all the complications the digital age presents in having these …

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Preventing Emergencies

Swim Safely: Tips for Being Smart in the Water

For many, summer in Michigan means cooling off in the water. Whether it’s a pool, the lake, or a river, all three have lurking dangers that can turn a fun day into tragedy in a matter of seconds. What’s worse, many drownings occur without any obvious signs of distress, making …

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Healthy Lifestyles

Thirdhand Smoke: More Danger When You Light Up

You may have heard of secondhand smoke, but did you know that smoke can be thirdhand? Roughly 42 million Americans use tobacco, but millions of nonsmokers are being affected, too. Here’s what you need to know to protect you and your family: Secondhand Smoke vs. Thirdhand Smoke: What’s the Difference? …

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Healthy Families

Summer Safety: Protect Kids From Sun & Accidental Injury

Summer’s finally here, and you know what that means! Time to get outside, soak up those rays and enjoy yourself. But with all that fun in the sun comes the need to protect yourself and your family from potential summertime dangers. Here’s what you need to know to keep everyone …

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Safety Tips

Lawn Maintenance Shouldn’t Be Dangerous

The humble lawn mower. It is a common household tool used for a common household chore. So it might be natural that people tend to forget that it can also be a dangerous machine – one that kills or causes serious injury to about 70,000 people each year, according to …

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Family Wellness

9 Free or Low-Cost Summer Activities For Kids

For most people, summertime means enjoying warm weather and fresh air, taking vacations and spending more time with family. But what happens when the littlest members of your family (read: your kids) utter that dreaded phrase, “I’m bored!” But the fact that school’s out for summer doesn’t mean you have …

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Healthy Kids

Kids and Hearing Loss

Early detection is essential when it comes to hearing loss in children. “The most critical time to detect hearing problems is in the newborn,” says Edward Suchyta, M.D., a pediatrician with Henry Ford Health System. “Every hospital in Michigan performs a special hearing test that detects the inability to hear. …

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Family Wellness

Boredom Busters: 12 Screen-Free Activities For Kids

When it comes to kids, television is a double-edged sword. Sure, it can be a great source of entertaining, educational content. But if your kids get too attached, viewership can turn into a vice. If your children just can’t seem to pry themselves away from the pixels, you’re not alone. …

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