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Safety Tip: Learn Infant CPR And First Aid

(NAPSI)—More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if you and their other caregivers learn a few skills that could save a child’s life.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Digital Devices And Children's Eye Health
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Spending too much time in front of a computer screen can present a number of challenges for young people, including eye strain and blurred vision. Fortunately, experts say taking a few simple steps can help to protect eye health.

Sleeping Like A Baby: Safe And Secure
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here are a few eye-opening ideas for new parents on how best to help baby—and the rest of the family—get a good, safe night’s sleep:

Glutathione supplementation may boost immune function. Glutathione: The Body's Most Protective Antioxidant And Best Kept Secret
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Ask anyone to name an antioxidant and even those with lowest awareness on the subject could mention one or two—perhaps, vitamin C, vitamin E or beta-carotene? Yet, one of the body’s most important protective antioxidants—glutathione (pronounced gloo-tah-thigh-ohne)—is never mentioned, even though it is naturally found in nearly all the cells, tissues and organs in the body. Glutathione is critical in protecting our cells from damaging effects of oxidative stress and toxins, both contributing factors to many fatal diseases. In fact, glutathione’s function in our bodies is so impactful that scientists refer to it as the “master antioxidant.” So, why is no one talking about this powerful nutrient, or encouraging the public to take vitamins with glutathione as an ingredient?

Peel Away The Years For Younger-Looking Skin
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re looking for clear, smooth, glowing skin but don’t want to do anything that involves needles and scalpels, your dermatologist may have a solution.

Tips for making real, pure ingredients a part of everyday life
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Trends and fad diets come and go. But a progressive approach to nutrition – one grounded in positive eating – remains constant. It’s the desire to get more out of food with real, pure ingredients. Most people find the commitment to natural, healthy living isn’t as challenging as they imagined.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Blood sugar basics for type 2 diabetes patients [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - Blood Sugar Basics: Get to Your Goals is an educational program developed by the American College of Endocrinology, with support from Merck, aimed at helping people living with type 2 diabetes work with their doctor to know their A1C number (average blood sugar level over the past 2-3 months) and set and reach their personal A1C goal to help reduce their risk of serious complications. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends that many people with diabetes have an A1C of 6.5 percent or less, but nearly half are not at this goal. Diet, exercise and medication, when prescribed, play key roles in helping people get to their blood sugar goals, and sometimes changes are necessary. Visit for more information.

Kids, digital devices and eye strain. They don't all have to go together. [Infographic]
Posted: July 23, 2014

(BPT) - Parents severely underestimate the time their children spend on digital devices, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). Eighty-three percent of children, between the ages of 10 and 17, estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day. However, a separate AOA survey of parents revealed that only 40 percent of parents believe their children use an electronic device for that same amount of time. This significant disparity indicates parents may be overlooking the warning signs and symptoms associated with vision problems due to technology use, including digital eye strain. You can learn more in this infographic.

Regular Exercise Can Help Kids Do Better in School
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.

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