Monthly archives of “May 2012

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Children and Sun Safety – Do You Know the Facts?

It’s that time again! Summer is quickly approaching. I know many new Moms that are asking about children and sun safety. Take a moment to read about this important topic below.  
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A single blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma skin cancer later in life.  Other types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are directly related to long-term sun exposure.  Children often spend a good part of their day playing outdoors in the sun, especially during the summer.  The development of skin cancer, as well as premature skin aging and eye damage, are reasons that measures to protect the body from harmful sun rays should be started early in life. Read More
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Ask Our Dietitian – What’s so bad about Trans Fats?

Did you know that through ODS, you may have access to ODS eDoc? ODS eDoc gives you the ability to email or call a physician, psychologist, pharmacist, dentist, dietitian, and fitness expert when a non-critical medical issue arises. I have used ODS eDoc many times myself and cannot tell enough people about this great service! Today’s blog post features a popular nutrition question answered by our ODS eDoc team.

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