delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:10:09 +0000 Lost in Suburbia: The handy husband Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now He stood over a dozen pieces of wood veneer and a large assortment of hardware that, with any luck, would eventually become a storage unit for our makeshift kitchen while the real one got renovated. The box had said, "Some assembly required," but there was no "some" about it. The whole thing had to be put together. While it looked simple [...]]]> Dr. Elaine Heffner: Shame and guilt Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now Parents respond in different ways to what [...]]]> Family Time: Shoe-shopping tips for parents Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help them grow up healthy and strong. But are you aware of the important role foot health plays in a child's overall development?
"Every parent knows the frustration of trying to keep up with children who grow quickly, and that rapid pace of growth can mean children need new shoes and socks every few months," says Dr. Matthew G. Garoufalis, a podiatrist and past president of the American Podiatric [...]]]>
Selecting and Caring for Your Easter Lily Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:25:42 +0000 Family Matters: When you teach to give, you get so much more Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:36:37 +0000 By Diana Boggia More Content Now Those who are raised with giving and philanthropic projects grow to become heartfelt givers. Children across the country are finding ways to lend a hand, dedicate their time, raise money and make a difference. They learn that one person can, in fact, make a big impact. Consider the benefits of raising a child to give, because they are our future generation of [...]]]> Lost in Suburbia: Caution - wide load Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now He just blinked at me. I thought that maybe the lights at the car dealership were blinding him and that's why he was blinking. I was fairly sure it had nothing to do with my question.
"I mean, it is a big car and I might look big by association, you know?" I clarified.
He blinked again. They were obviously some really bright lights.
"Although …" I continued. "Since the car is so big, I actually might look smaller in comparison. [...]]]>
Dining with royalty: Choosing character breakfasts in Disney World Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:04:52 +0000 By Danielle Braff More Content Now Ask Dr. Norm: Your dog and Lyme disease Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:21:46 +0000 By Norm Stillman, DVM More Content Now Dear Terry,
That's a very timely question with spring just around the corner. Lyme disease (as I'm sure you know) is carried by a tick. We have two common varieties of tick in our area. The Dog Tick is a large, brown tick with a pale "U"-shaped mark on its back. It's disgusting but harmless. The Deer Tick is much smaller and more uniform in color. It carries Borrelia [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: A child’s strengths may seem like defiance Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now This can pose a challenge for parents and teachers. A 2-and-a-half-year-old in a nursery group [...]]]> Family Time: Take care of your dog's teeth Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 Most pet parents enjoy hugs and kisses from their canines. But while your best friend is showering you with love, have you wondered if his teeth are clean? Or about how his dental health affects his overall well-being? Good oral care is as essential for dogs as it is for humans.
By the time they're 3 years old, 80 percent of dogs develop periodontal disease, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. While veterinarians recommend daily brushing for dogs' teeth, [...]]]>
Spring Clean Your Closet Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:25:54 +0000 MOST PEOPLE associate spring cleaning with windows, drapes, and carpets. But spring also is the perfect time to purge your closet of clothes you don't wear.

"You'll have a better sense of what you own," says Leah Ingram, author of Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less.

Consider selling your clothing through a consignment shop or sale. Consigners and second-hand buyers look for:

Understanding GI Disorders Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:25:54 +0000 Lost in Suburbia: The case of the nocturnal popcorn thief Wed, 09 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Tracy Beckerman More Content Now Since I never eat anything in bed and since I knew I did not have any popcorn before I went to bed, I had no idea why my bed looked like the floor of a movie theater cineplex.
"Did you have popcorn in bed last night?" I asked my husband.
He gave me that look he always gives me when I ask him something inane.
"Nope," he responded.
"Are you sure?"
"I'm sure I did not have any popcorn in bed last night," he affirmed assuredly, as [...]]]>
Dr. Elaine Heffner: Understanding your child’s behavior Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now Family Time: How to plan the perfect Easter egg hunt Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 From the White House lawn to the family living room, children of all ages will soon be searching behind bushes and couches to find that last treasured egg. If you don't have an Easter egg hunt to attend in your community this year, consider planning your own and inviting all the neighbors to participate. Here are some tips for planning the perfect Easter egg hunt:
- Find out what kids want: Kids each have their favorite items they're hoping they'll find in their baskets. [...]]]>
Five Tips from a Diabetic Chef Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:26:32 +0000 Nate Berkus Blames His Mom for Interest in Home Decor Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:26:32 +0000 Dr. Jeff Hersh: FVL upsets coagulation Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:12:01 +0000 By Dr. Jeff Hersh More Content Now A: Many of the systems in the human body maintain proper balance by having mechanisms that "turn on" certain pathways while at the same time having other mechanisms that "turn off" the same (or competing) pathways. This is true of [...]]]> Soapstone Revival: America’s Last Supplier Reopens Virginia Quarries Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:26:38 +0000 Dr. Murray Feingold: Hearing now tested at age 2 months Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:12:31 +0000 By Dr. Murray Feingold More Content Now The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a program to identify hearing loss at an early age. More than 30 states now have newborn screening examinations to detect hearing loss.
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