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Why minivan moms are actually the coolest

Ah, the minivan. It elicits such emotional responses from just about every demographic. From 20-somethings: “Oh, there goes  

What’s changing on the nutrition facts label?

It’s been a busy season for the Food and Drug Administration’s venerable Nutrition Facts Label. First, the FDA rolled out a pending overhaul of the label, which had remained more or less the same for the past 20 years. And earlier this month, the FDA announced the launch of the Nutrition Facts Label Online, a  

Don’t let jet lag drag you down

Whether you’re a globe trotter or a business class regular, chances are you’ve experienced the drag of jet  

5 things you might not know about donating blood

Giving blood is an essential and meaningful way to give back to the community, but how much do you really know about it? Here are five lesser known facts:   1. Blood donations are needed daily. According to Alecia Lipton of the Hoxworth Blood Center, area demand calls for collecting at least 300 units a day  

The importance of reading to babies and toddlers

When parents say they’re waiting until their kids are older to start reading to them, Amy Schardein, early childhood librarian with the Kenton County Public Library, usually asks this question: “Have you ever met a 1-year-old who doesn’t know how to use a cell phone?” “They know how to use it because they see their  

Will removing sugar from your child’s diet improve heart health?

Obese children are at a higher risk for developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes, which means heart  

Recipe: Tasty fruit salad

Fruit salad is a tried and true staple of brunches and summer get-togethers across the country, but we can almost guarantee you’ve never had it this way before. The following recipe is courtesy of the American Heart Association and contains honey instead of artificial sweeteners and fat-free yogurt instead of ice cream or whipped cream.  

Does baby powder cause cancer?

Talcum powder – often referred to as “baby powder” – has been a staple in medicine cabinets for  

Utilize the best farmers markets in Kentucky

Fresh local vegetables and fruits are Lori Purtell’s prescription for good health. Start by shopping at farmers markets, suggested Purtell, a registered and licensed dietitian at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Purtell urges families to make an outing of it: Take the kids, talk to the farmers, and enjoy what all the colors and combinations of fresh  

Video: Preventing a nasty sunburn

Sure, you might know to apply and reapply sunscreen. But, in the video below, Dr. Aleah Gibson explains four more tips for preventing a sunburn from ruining your summer fun. A few weeks ago, Gibson, a family physician with St. Elizabeth Physicians, talked more about choosing and utilizing a sunscreen. You can watch that video  

Quit smoking and see benefits almost immediately

This article originally appeared on When it comes to smoking in Kentucky, there’s good news and bad  

Thinking of pregnancy as a stress test

Think of pregnancy as a heart stress test. Complications you develop while pregnant – even if they are resolved with baby’s arrival – may indicate heart health issues 20 to 30 years later. In fact: Gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension present a two-fold risk of later heart problems including stroke or heart attack. With pre-eclampsia,  

LOL: Fall in love with this trusting golden retriever [Video]

You likely did trust falls at some company retreat a few years back, but we guarantee falling into Pam’s  

What? Me worried? Chances are yes.

Nearly four out of every 10 of us worry every single day most frequently in the early morning  

Office chairs can be a real pain

When you consider that office workers spend thousands of hours sitting in office chairs at their desks, it’s not surprising at all that surveys identify those chairs as a major problem when it comes to the health of those employees. According to one survey, most back, neck and shoulder maladies can be traced at least