Healthy Lunch Options For Kids

With back-to-school time fast approaching, your mind might be reeling about what to pack for your child’s lunch. Maybe you’re simply looking for something different to prepare for them at home. We’ve scoured the web for some healthy lunch ideas that make lunch a time that both you and your child will look forward to again and again. HEALTHY PIZZA Healthline.com has a pizza recipe that cuts down on the grease and pumps up the nutrition. Several of the standard ingredients can be used, but shoot for a low-sodium tomato sauce and reduced-fat cheese. Substitute a carbohydrate-packed crust for a

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3 Things To Look For In Insect Repellant

   Much to our irritation, bugs enjoy the warm weather just as much as the rest of us. Not only are they annoying, but potentially disease-ridden, as well. Sunscreen isn’t the only thing you should be applying to your skin before heading outdoors; insect repellant is just as important. Here are three questions you may consider asking yourself when choosing one: 1. WHAT DOES THIS REPELLANT WARD OFF? Some repellants pride themselves as all-in-one, able to take down any bug that dares try to touch your skin.  However, remember the old adage, “jack of all trades, master of none”. Certain

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5 Ways to Relieve Your Seasonal Allergies

  That stinging in your nose, the itchy throat, the watering eyes–it’s unmistakable. Allergy season is setting in again. You can’t exactly pick up and move to the North Pole. So you need ways to fight allergies right where you live besides popping antihistamines like they’re going out of style.   1. Wash your hair and face before going to bed. The important thing to remember about your allergies is that they’re caused by actual particles of pollen, dust, grass or anything else that you’re allergic to. You carry that stuff with you when you come in from outside. If

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I Found A Tick! Now What?

I Found A Tick! Now What?   Ticks are like old credit cards—flat parasites you carry around that always seem to be draining the life out of you. Luckily, ticks are easier to get rid of than debt. We’ll show you the easy steps to removing a tick, and then go over some ways to prevent ticks from finding their way onto you the next time.   How to Remove a Tick Ticks latch onto your skin with their mouths, so you’ll need to remove the tick by its mouth. Otherwise you run the risk of detaching the tick’s body

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A Camper’s First Aid Essentials

A Camper’s First Aid Essentials   It’s one of the laws of the universe: the more adventurous you are, the more you put your body at risk. If you’re one of the hikers, campers, climbers, and generally outdoorsy people of the world, the first and most important lesson you need to learn is how to take care of yourself and others when they need medical attention. But you can only be helpful with your tools if you know how to use them. We recommend taking a first aid training class in order to properly act as a lifeline for someone

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How To Fend Off Mosquitoes

How To Fend Off Mosquitoes   It’s the middle of summer, the sun is shining, and all you want to do is spend time out in the beautiful weather. But the mosquitoes won’t let you. If you feel like the pesky bugs have singled you out as their victim this summer, take a look at these tips for how to fend off mosquitoes.   1. Watch out for standing water First things first, you need to make sure you’re not making the problem worse. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, which means you need to seek out all those

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Not All Sunscreens Are Created Equal

Not All Sunscreens Are Created Equal   Before you leave the house, take a look at the bottle of sunscreen you’ve packed: do you know how this stuff even works? You might not care what’s in your sunscreen. But we at Family Pharmacy care about sunscreen, because it helps keep people safe from skin cancers: studies have shown that UV radiation from the sun causes cancer at the same level as plutonium and cigarettes.   SPF The first number that everyone knows to look for is SPF. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it is the number which tells

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