Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are... Read more
Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading.
A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo... Read more
A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add... Read more
Happy Tuesday Sparkpeeps! After my acupuncture yesterday, I slept really well w/much less pain. Hallelujah! I'm full of vim & vinegar this morning & ready to go! At Starbucks, drinking hot tea & relaxing! What's YOUR plan today?... Read more
1. Emergency fund (for if you lose your job) ---it should be six months of take home pay (more if you are married, even more if you have children.)2. 401k ---up to the llmit your employer matches your own contributions. (That's "free' money from your... Read more
Did you know that parents who pay tuition for their children's higher education, in most cases, are eligible for some sort of education tax credits. Those who must deplete their savings for this reason should take care to record the amounts paid for... Read more
Head hurts? Thankfully, there are a slew of tactics to try to feel better before you hit the pharmacy. From jamming to your favorite tunes to patching up the pain, these methods will work wonders.The psychologist says…Listen to your favorite m... Read more
By Sarah Jio via Woman's DayOh, the dreaded headache. The pounding. The tension. The pain. Whether you’re plagued with regular headaches or only get one every once in a while (let’s hope for the latter), we’ve rounded up the mos... Read more
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