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How After-School Exercise Programs Are Beneficial For Kids

By Supriya Venigalla, MD It has long been known that kids need exercise for growth and development. Our moms, teachers, and pediatricians have all extolled the value of physical activity. But did you know that the hours between 3 pm and bedtime are especially vital to a child’s cognitive development?…
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New Recipe! Chickpea Crunch

We love popcorn, but what happens when popcorn doesn’t love you? Delicious as it may be, the rise in corn allergies is a serious threat to our favorite classic snack. And even if you aren’t allergic, the non-nutritive quality of that buttery treat often leaves us wishing we’d have passed on…
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Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

  If you were to ask us, the hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle is not moving; we LOVE to move: bike rides at sunset, walking our dog, swimming laps, summer hikes! The hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle is consistency. And one thing that’s consistently difficult? Turning down…
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Inflammation: Friend or Foe?

By Supriya Venigalla, MD When you think of the word “inflammation”, you probably conjure up painful images of redness and swelling. Inflammation, a chemical response to infection or injury, is simply your body’s way of telling you the immune system is working and it will take care of you. But…
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