Health Matters | August 2015

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is critical for your child to be able to think clearly, complete complex tasks, and enjoy everyday life. This article includes a breakdown of how much sleep your preschooler, elementary aged, tween, and teen should get as well as tips to increase their sleep.

What's In Season Now?

Summer is the season for a plentiful harvest and the bounty is starting to spill over into our local markets. Not sure what is in season in your area? The fruits and vegetables mentioned below are a selection of what is in-season in the mid-Atlantic region in August and September.

Five ways to avoid mindless munchies

It's no secret overeating is one reason why so many Americans struggle to maintain a healthy weight. The good news is you can train your brain to overcome your unhealthy eating habits and tune into your body's natural hunger. Try these five tips and tricks to help avoid unnecessary eating.

Five Back-to-School Health Tips

The first day of school is closer than you think, and getting your children ready for school takes more than filling their backpacks with the usual school supplies. Follow these five back-to-school health tips to help ensure your children have a healthy school year.

Four Tick-Borne Illnesses You Should Know

Ticks are one of the most common parasites in the US. While just the thought of a tick is enough to scare many people, the real reason for concern is the health dangers that can come with a tick bite. Learn more about lyme disease, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, and rocky mountain spotted fever.