Category: Health & Fitness

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Back to School Parenting Hacks

By: Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Despite their best effort to prepare for the back-to-school season, more than 50 percent of parents admit it doesn’t go as planned. Thankfully, small changes in daily routines can make great time-savers...

What Can I Do if My Child is Afraid of the Dentist?
What Can I Do if My Child is Afraid of the Dentist?

It is not always possible to identify why a child has developed a fear of the dentist. It is possible that they have been talking to friends who have had a bad experience. Alternatively, they may simply hate the thought of someone poking round inside their mouth. It is equally...

Blue Cross Promotes National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (Today)
Blue Cross Promotes National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (Today)

National Sneak Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day, which occurs annually on August 8, was created by Pennsylvanian farmers, Tom and Ruth Roy, to help prevent food waste by sharing excess zucchini with friends and family. This food holiday promotes healthy eating, food waste prevention and community produce sharing, all of...

Eight Tips for Parents Suffering from Chronic Illness
Eight Tips for Parents Suffering from Chronic Illness

Are you one of the 133 million Americans who currently suffer from a chronic illness (a disease that lasts longer than three months)? If so, you know how debilitating these diseases can be. If you are chronically ill and are also a parent, it’s easy to look at your situation...

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Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cracker Recall

Pepperidge Farm announced that they are voluntarily recalling 3.3 million units of Goldfish Crackers because of salmonella concerns. Pepperidge Farm announced the recall yesterday which includes Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion, Goldfish Baked with Whole Grain Xtra Cheddar and Goldfish Mix Xtra Cheddar + Pretzel.  The recall stems...

Sleep Makeover with AllerEase

AllerEase provided me with (1) AllerEase Maximum mattress protector, (2) AllerEase Maximum pillow protectors, (1) pillow and (1) comforter in exchange for this promotional post. When my daughter was first diagnosed with allergies, we did a complete room makeover for her.  The rules from our allergist were easy to follow: If...

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