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Best Toys for Your Child’s Development

Today, many toys are digital and can talk, interact, sing and dance along with your child. But, heavy use of electronic media may be too much for your little toddler's developing brain. We explain the purpose of toys and how to introduce ones that encourage children to use their imagination.

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Managing Dry Skin During the Winter

Dry skin is common in the winter, as temperatures drop and the whipping winds zap moisture from your skin. We explain why your skin becomes so dry, provide you with tips to treat your skin and give you guidance on how to deal with more severe conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

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Is Sparkling Water Bad for You?

As the popularity spikes, the question has come up if sparkling water can be bad for you. We decided to delve into that topic and provide you with the truth about sparkling water. Along the way, we busted some myths and rounded up some tips so you can continue to enjoy the bubbles.

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Healthy Carbs to Add to Your Diet

The type of carbohydrates you consume is more important than the amount you consume. In other words, think quality over quantity. To help set the record straight, we're here to explain how carbohydrates work, outline which healthy carbs you can add to your diet and provide easy recipes to try at home.

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Homemade Baby Food Recipes

You may be wondering whether store-bought or homemade baby food is best. We've outlined the benefits of each, and we provided tips for making your baby food at home so you can make educated decisions that are best for your family.

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How to Spot Juvenile Arthritis in Your Child

When it comes to arthritis, the picture of an elderly person might come to mind. But arthritis affects children, too. At any point before your child matures into an adult, his or her body may experience a chronic inflammatory response that causes joint pain, skin rashes or more complex internal organ issues. The quicker you obtain a diagnosis, the more proactive doctors can be with treatments that can allow your child to live a long, healthy life.

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How to Do an Elimination Diet

Many people with food sensitivities aren’t aware their diet could be causing mild daily symptoms such as pain or discomfort. An elimination diet can help link specific foods to symptoms such as indigestion, skin problems, inflammation and fatigue and identify foods that correlate with signs of sensitivity, intolerance or allergy.

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Safely Freezing Food

As simple as it sounds, freezing food can be a little tricky if you aren’t familiar with it. Here are tips to help you freeze your meals easily and safely.

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The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermentation has been been popular across cultures for centuries, but in the last few years fermented foods have been making a comeback in the U.S. Should you believe the hype?

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Fruits and Vegetables Reaching Peak Ripeness in Summer

The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables at their peak ripeness during these warm months makes it easy to eat your way to better health.

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