16Sep, 2010

CBS News Smoke-Free Article

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A recent CBS News article called “Smoking Bans Help Curd Kids’ Severe Asthma Attack” talks about how smoke-free laws are helping curb the number of children hospitalized for asthma.  Another reason we can be grateful that Clayton is now smoke-free. To read the article, click here.
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10Sep, 2010

SPF- Spontaneous Physical Fun

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Health is often defined by pain and how much we do or (hopefully) do not have. People will focus on it like a job and try to eat the exact right foods, do the exact right exercises, get the exact right amount of sleep, etc. Sometimes, health can be stressful. I will never say those things are not important, but adding spontaneous physical fun (SPF) to your life may be more important. John Morley, M.D., director of the division of geriatric medicine at Saint Louis University, wrote an article in […]
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12Aug, 2010

Dr. Rachel’s Nutrition Tips

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1. Drink more water- not tea, not coffee, not soda, not Crystal light, WATER! Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. The body is made up of an average of 60% water. Keep it replenished. 2. Eat more fruits and vegetables- Fresh is best, but frozen is better than canned in water. Variety is key, so try something new every week. 3. Reduce salt- Salt can be responsible for high blood pressure. Lower salt intake can reduce your risk of heart disease. Cook with herbs, spices, vinegar, and juices […]
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