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Summer’s Here!

      Time to Weigh Your Diet Options By Karyn Brodsky “It’s all fun and games until the shorts don’t fit.” So says Kathy Kennelly, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and owner of Institute of Health Promotion (IHP) in Plano.

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Enjoy Summers Bounty Fresh from The Garden

    By Dawn Bluemel Oldfield Things just taste better when they are fresh from the garden.  There is absolutely nothing that compares with the taste of a home-grown tomato. What’s not to savor about that sweet-tart flavor as the

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Dreaming of a Vacation Home?

    Fractional Ownership Can Make Your Dream a Reality by Dawn Bluemel Oldfield If a ski chalet, beach house, or other vacation home seems out of reach, there’s a hot trend in vacation homes to consider that brings those

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Little Girl, Big Impact

    Good Kid Award Recipient Sadie Keller uses her experience to help other children with cancer. by Karyn Brodsky Cancer diagnosis is terrifying for anyone. When it’s a child, no words can describe the anguish felt by the parents. Now,

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Scorching Heat

    What Parents and Coaches Need to Know to Keep Athletes Safe to Succeed By Alicia Wanek My son will start playing middle school sports this upcoming year, so this is the first summer where I’ve dealt with figuring

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Should High School Athletes Take Supplements?

    Supplement Use in High School Athletes By Tavis Piattoly / Contributor High school athletic programs, especially football, are bigger than ever, and athletes are looking to gain any potential edge to accomplish the challenging task of winning a

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There’s Nothing “Routine” about a Sports Physical

    By Kwabena “Bobo” Blankson, MD, FAAP / Contributor At our busy adolescent medicine practice, I sometimes get the impression that parents view the sports/pre-participation physical as a chore, another box to check so that their kids can play

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