All Is Calm for the Holiday, Part 2

Our holiday season is highlighted by sweets. We love to bake and eat cookies together. Each December we get out our favorite holiday recipes. We love to make little mini cheesecakes. Long nut rolls are a family tradition using Grandma’s passed down recipe. The wonderful aroma of yeast baking and cinnamon fill the house. A few cookies are cooled and sampled. We set aside a day to make sugar cutouts together. It is always fun to see how the children mix their own icing colors and create their own designs. We make little popcorn trees to take to the neighbors each Christmas Eve. (more…)

October 29th, 2012 - Posted in Wellness | | Comments Off

Weight Loss Camps for Kids. Part 1

Tashwanda Pinchback, now 24 and a public relations account executive in Atlanta, Ga., didn’t realize she was overweight until she arrived at Camp Camelot at age 12. At the Springfield, Mass.-based summer weight loss program for kids, Pinchback was surprised to find herself the second heaviest camper in the month-long, all-girl session. (more…)

October 23rd, 2012 - Posted in Fitness | | Comments Off

All Is Calm for the Holiday, Part 1

Christmas! The mere mention of it brings panic. The radio announces unmercifully that there are only a few shopping days left before Christmas. The stores have been decorated for the holiday since October … so many things to do before the big day! Where to begin? (more…)

October 18th, 2012 - Posted in Wellness | | Comments Off

Jumpers Knee

Patella Tendonitis, or ‘Jumper’s Knee’, is an over-use condition that affects the knee, right above or below the kneecap at the tendon. It can occur in athletes who compete in sports that require forceful and repetitive extension of the knee such as volleyball and basketball. (more…)

October 11th, 2012 - Posted in Sport | | Comments Off

Summer Safety for Kids. Part 1

Not much beats that first-day-of-summer feeling when you’re a kid. The spiral notebooks and No. 2 pencils have been stored in the closet, and what seems like an endless number of days lie ahead. But, while kids may dream about the infinite ways to fill those long, lazy summer days, parents may be suffering nightmares about all the ways their children may get injured during summer vacation. (more…)

October 5th, 2012 - Posted in Children's Health | | Comments Off

A Sleepwalker in the Family

Many people are familiar with the term ‘sleepwalking.’ The medical term for sleepwalking is called somnambulism. Many sleepwalkers have inherited it from their parents and it seems that it occurs in boys more than girls. (more…)

October 3rd, 2012 - Posted in Wellness | | Comments Off