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By Caitlin Schille Parents, teachers, pediatricians, and just about anybody else who spends time with children rails about the evils of smartphones. They say, with research to back them up, that smartphones are responsible for kids getting less sleep and less quality sleep, developing fewer social skills, and spending less time being physically active. We …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH By this time of the year, many people have given up on their well-intentioned new year’s resolutions to eat a healthier diet. Perhaps one reason for this failure is that people aren’t quite sure what a healthy diet actually is. If you do a Google search of “healthy diet,” millions …

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helping kids eat veggies

Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH We all know that it’s important to eat our vegetables. Kids are growing and developing, so their bodies need good nutrition– the problem is, it’s really hard to get kids to eat their veggies. So hard, in fact, that results from a recent survey show that on any …

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expensive medication prices

The High Cost of Medication: A Critical Piece in the Puzzle of Healthcare Reform Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH One of President Trump’s chief campaign promises was an oath to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This has proven to be a greater struggle than the President perhaps anticipated, and this struggle has re-opened …

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Written by Caitlin Schille We like to think that we critically analyze each choice we make. We like to think that the decisions we make are the result of our own volition and coming to our own conclusions. But you are caught in the trap of your own cognitive biases. A cognitive bias is the …

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Written by Caitlin Schille, MPH Are you familiar with the relatively new term of “fat-shaming?” Fat-shaming is when people try to make others who fall into the categories of overweight and obese feel badly about themselves and about their bodies. Those staunchly against fat-shaming promote overall body positivity— the idea that all people should feel …

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Unless money is no object, eating smarter often requires shopping smarter Written by Caitlin Schille Ask people what “eating healthy” means, and you’ll probably get varying answers. Some think a healthy diet involves lots of fancy, organic health food from expensive boutique grocery stores. However, it is very possible to eat a healthy diet on …

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Written By Caitlin Schille Let’s take a walk back to junior high school and do a refresher course on herpes. Here are some facts about herpes: Is herpes a virus or a bacteria? Herpes is a virus. Viruses are smaller than bacteria and need a living host to survive- such as your body. Where can …

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46 Ways to Get Moving Written by Caitlin Schille If exercise feels like a chore, switch it up! Physical activity is so much more than going to the gym and putting in a half hour on the treadmill. Any movement is good movement! Read through our list of fun and creative ways to bring some …

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Child chores

Written by Caitlin Schille Most of us can easily recall the days of childhood chores. Maybe your family had a chore chart or chore wheel. Maybe chores were used as a form of punishment—in my family, the threat of weeding the ivy growing over the rock wall in our backyard was enough to correct any …

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