Discover the Secrets of Citrus Fruits and Healthy Eating

Citrus fruits have long been known to have many health benefits. In the days of the first ocean crossings, sailors often became sick with scurvy due to vitamin C deficiencies caused by a lack of citrus fruits. Even though vitamin C deficiency is no longer such a problem, many people do not eat enough citrus fruits. That is a shame, since citrus fruits are among the most delicious, and most nutritious, fruits available. Whether you have a grapefruit at breakfast or an orange at lunch, ...
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Child Outdoor Games- Are Your Kids Breaking a Sweat?

Do you recall playing games like red rover, hopscotch, tag or marbles? Games that used to have you out playing until your mum came out calling for you because it was getting dark. It seems like our own kids spend less and less time playing these simple active outdoor games. Studies have shown that the average child spends more than 20 hours a week playing video games alone and that doesn't even count the hours spent in front of the television! Many parents blame modern society, particularly ...
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Is Pet Health Insurance an Option?

Most pet owners aren’t aware that health insurance for their loved animals has been available for about 15 years now. However, both the availability and restrictions on most plans have made this type of health insurance out of reach for most pet owners. Interestingly enough, pet health insurance has changed in the past couple of years. Now, animal owners are able to afford medical procedures previously prohibitive because of the cost. But many skeptics are concerned that health insurance for ...
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Understanding Health Insurance Coverage

Health Insurance Coverage: What are ‘Covered’ Services? Health insurance coverage is a contract used to determine medical benefits that are covered, or not covered, between you and your insurance provider. The insurance company, based on a fee that you provide them on a regular basis, promises to pay health insurance coverage on certain items or benefits listed in that contract. These are called ‘covered’ services. ‘Covered’ services can include a wide variety of things, such ...
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Lighting the Path to Treating Breast Cancer

One in eight women will hear her doctor pronounce the unforgettable words: breast cancer. Once upon a time, those words were not only frightening, they were taboo. Not anymore thanks to two Bettys and a Nancy. Considered courageously outspoken in 1974, First Lady Betty Ford put breast cancer in the headlines by announcing her own diagnosis at a White House press conference. Betty Rollins further demystified the issue by writing her groundbreaking 1976 book, "First You Cry," detailing her ...
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Helping Your Kids Handle Divorce

Every year over one million parents have to talk to their kids about divorce. For each parent, the discussions differ, but the goals of the discussions are universal: to openly and honestly reassure your child of your love. Divorce is painful and traumatic for all involved – spouses and children alike. We all happily begin our lives together full of shared hopes and dreams and committed to a lasting and loving relationship. Yet almost 50 % of today’s marriages end in divorce. How parents ...
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The Re-emergence of E-Education

The Internet has made everything a little bit easier and more accessible to the world. What did we do without it? We shop online, read our news online, and find directions online. The Internet has permeated almost every aspect of our lives and education is no exception. Colleges and universities are expanding by offering extensive online education programs that allow students from across the country to take accredited courses from the comfort of their own homes. Online degree programs have ...
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An Alternative Allergy Treatment

Millions of people suffer with allergies and there isn't much they can do about them short of avoiding the allergen altogether. Allergies to things like cats and dust can turn a person's life upside down. In the past, people have tried allergy shots with varied success. Many people with allergies, desperate for a solution, turn to alternative remedies. One particular alternative allergy treatment, called NAET. (short for Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique) has garnered a lot of ...
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A Guide To The Importance of Physical Education Programs

Physical activity offers a broad range of benefits, including the prevention of obesity, improved self confidence, and an overall sense of well-being. Physical education programs within the school setting can set the stage for how children view physical fitness, activity levels, and future health. Physical education programs also include general health and safety information in addition to providing opportunities for students to learn how to cooperate with one another in a team setting. A ...
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Ten Tips for Replacing Health Coverage

Changing health insurance is a ritual part of changing jobs, graduating from school or starting your own business. Fortunately it is now a lot easier and less expensive than in the past. Medsave.com is the nation’s largest online benefits enrollment service that offers this type of fast, affordable and reliable coverage nationally with policies issued within one business day. These tips will help you find the best value: 1. Do not try to your change insurance plan if you have a serious ...
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