Family Health

How Can Nurses Help You Quit Smoking?

March 17, 2014
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Do you know that there is no such thing as a safe cigarette or a safe level of smoking? Many smokers deceive themselves into thinking that smoking less won’t harm them. However, the best bet remains the same – it is to quit smoking ASAP. You must have heard countless times that smoking is bad […]

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Jolly K.’s Courageous Contribution

March 4, 2014

Who is Jolly K. and why does she matter? Born in the late 1940s, Jolly K. was placed in the first foster care home as a young child. From there she would continue to endure physical and sexual abuse until she ran away for the last time as a teenager. To support herself, she began […]

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Validation Is A Valuable Gift – If You Get It

February 25, 2014
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If your children were magically put in charge of you, how would they treat you? Many years ago I attended a workshop at the Parents Anonymous conference and, as always, I was ready to have fun. I met parents and facilitators from other groups across New Jersey and learned more about parenting and myself. The […]

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Children’s Dental Health Month: Making Brushing Teeth More Fun

February 14, 2014
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In honor of our National Children’s Dental Health Month, raising awareness about the importance of oral health, we will look at nine ways to make brushing teeth more fun for your kids. Most can agree that getting your children to brush their teeth is important, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Here […]

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Motivation To Stop Smoking

January 28, 2014

Did you not choose a resolution for the New Year? Then I have a good one for you! Drumroll please…….! • Cigarette smoke kills more than 5 million deaths per year worldwide. • Cigarette smoking costs the U.S. more than $193 billion dollars every year. • Secondhand smoke costs more than $10 billion dollars annually. […]

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A Simple and Nutrient-Rich Snack Alternative for Children: Kale Chips

January 27, 2014

At this point, most of us know kale to be a superfood. Low in calorie and fat, high in fiber, and full of nutrients—including Vitamins K, A, and C, and magnesium—it’s also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food, and has more iron per calorie than beef. Integrating it into your diet, much less your children’s, […]

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