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Does your child need a tonsillectomy?

Does your child need a tonsillectomy?

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Does your child need a tonsillectomy? Tonsillectomies are one of the most common surgeries performed on children — but the decision to do one should not be taken lightly.There are two main reasons to do a tonsillectomy, but neither is black and white. Each patient and each situation is different. It’s important to understand the gray area (there is a lot of it) in order to make the best decision.Tonsils (and adenoids) can grow large enough to block the airway, making it difficult to breathe. This can be especially noticeable when a person is lying down, such as during sleep, when gravity brings the tonsils down onto the airway. This leads to a condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can be serious and lead to health and behavioral problems in children.Sometim
What’s the Deal: Women’s Spring Fashion

What’s the Deal: Women’s Spring Fashion

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What's the Deal: Women's Spring Fashion Spring is here! While most of us are ready for the warmer temperatures, our closets might not quite be up for the change."With the spring comes the sun and warm temperatures and the white pants, and lighter denims and the crops and the florals," says Millie Giangrasso. And there are some clear favorites you can expect to see everywhere this season, "the kimono is making a big appearance this year.""Something that basically you can wear at home and then throw on some wedges or mules and a basic t-shirt and basic denim bottom and go out the door and you will be on trend," adds Giangrasso.Another option, throw on your trench, a ‘must have’ transitional piece, paired with dresses to jeans, "lighter denim trend with the crop hemline is real
Skin savers and mood boosters: Give yourself a spring tuneup

Skin savers and mood boosters: Give yourself a spring tuneup

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Skin savers and mood boosters: Give yourself a spring tuneup Spring is here and it’s just a matter of time before warmer weather kicks in. So in the meantime, time do away with the groom and gloom of winter – perk up your lizard-like skin, reenergize your body, and boost positivity and productivity with a spring tune up.Get glowing inside and out with our tune up tips:Winter conditions strip our skin of the much needed moisture, causing the outer layer of skin to dry and shrink and our skin becomes raw, dull and rough.Clear out the cobwebs in your mind. Step out of that stagnant mindset. Embrace the milder weather and longer days – research shows that nice weather improves not only one’s mood but also their memory and creativity and decreases anxiety and skepticism.Sha
Here are Godiva’s limited edition Easter eggs

Here are Godiva’s limited edition Easter eggs

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Here are Godiva's limited edition Easter eggs Celebrities create bespoke Easter eggsGodiva has partnered with six creative celebrities to create special edible works of art to celebrate the creativity and craftsmanship of the luxury Belgian chocolatier to launch its scrumptious Spring Collection.With creations ranging from Gizzi Erskine’s decadent dark and milk chocolate leopard print egg, and Henry Holland’s famous slogan-style designs, to GBBO winner Candice Brown’s glamorous jewel and peacock feather adorned creation, each famous face has taken artistic inspiration from their field, teamed with aspects of their personality and the artistry of Godiva, to make something truly beautiful.The six personalities were: designer Henry Holland, chef Gizzi Erskine, GBBO champion,
The Best Styling Tips for Scarves

The Best Styling Tips for Scarves

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The Best Styling Tips for Scarves An LA-based designer taught us that the winter accessory will look just as good this Spring (and Summer!)Wrapping a scarf from LA-based brand Donni around your neck will make you feel something. When I tell founder Alyssa Wasko that she laughs and tells me, “It adds that missing something to an outfit. Actually it’s almost like you just look cooler, quite bluntly!”Since we are all waiting (desperately) for Spring to arrive, I asked Wasko about three of her favorite pieces, The Trio, a 3-toned blanket scarf, The Velvet Lady, a skinny velvet rectangle scarf and The Velvet Poppy, a solid velvet neck or hair tie, which are all often worn in the colder months, and how to best style them so they can be worn year round. So next time you’re thinking o
Guide to Summer Health

Guide to Summer Health

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What comes to mind when you envision summer? The resplendent blossoms of floral gardens? Perhaps the sweet fragrance of fresh cut grass? The first savory sip of that southern-cherished sun-brewed iced tea? Maybe it's the excitement of an impending beach vacation or a weekend camping expedition. Whatever the case, it's no secret that we love summer.I'd like to introduce to you, a different way of looking at health and weight loss in the summer. As of late, I've begun seeing summer as the Season of Enjoyment, because people are more inclined to get out and be active during the summer months. The biggest problem I've had with this in recent years is that I just didn't know what to get out and do! So instead of allowing my readers to sit inside and complain of boredom, as I've often done i...
Healthy Summer Recipes

Healthy Summer Recipes

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The last day of school used to mark (second to my birthday, of course) my favorite day of the year. It always fell on a humid mid-June afternoon. On this day, with the shrill ring of the final dismissal bell, my daily regime of studies would dissolve like a Popsicle on hot pavement. The expanse of summer vacation stretched itself out in front of me. She beckoned to me with promises of suntans, starry nights, bare feet, lazy mornings, and, if I was lucky, summer loves.As an adult, estranged from the rhythms of a school calendar, responsibilities last year-round. Now my own five senses, rather than a school bell, cue me to retire the winter boots and break out the flip-flops. While summer still arrives and departs at the same times each year, I don't have the ample spaciousness to partic...
Basics of Summer Sports Safety

Basics of Summer Sports Safety

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The temperature is getting hotter every day. This only means that summer is approaching. It is that time of the year that people are eager to go outdoors for recreation. It is is also the perfect occasion to sign up for sports like tennis and basketball. But before participating in these activities, people must have an idea on the basic safety tips for summer sports to avoid accidents and injuries.The first thing to do is to condition the body. Doing summer sport too soon will only get a person to trouble and physical injuries.To condition the body, the person must adjust to the sports in a slow pace to make the recreation more comfortable. After easing up to activity, the person must now gradually increase the intensity and duration of the sports.A 30 minutes cardiovascular ex...
How to Best Use Your Summer Energy

How to Best Use Your Summer Energy

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Summer EnthusiasmAccording to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are five elements that contribute to all activities: TREE / WOOD, FIRE, SOIL / EARTH, METAL and WATER.Fire is the element of summer ... so how can this help to put more of YOU in summer?The direction of this seasons element - Fire - is upward and outward! It is a great time of year to be very active, take advantage of the extra energy supply of sunlight and have some fun!A good time of year to:o Ready, Aim - Fire!This is the perfect time of year to take a risk and try something new. Many of us let the summer distract us. We think we aren't suppose to be learning (come on, we aren't that controlled by the school calendar are we? Especially those of us that graduated YEARS ago!), yet ...
A Natural Way to Better Living

A Natural Way to Better Living

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On a budget? Need some great summer health tips that are free, simple and easy for you and your whole family!? Health is important and shouldn't cost a lot. Everyone should have the opportunity to eat well, take care of their body inside and out. Some great tips on health are things you can do at home everyday and sharing them with your family. Without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on skin care, foods, health clubs and such here are 10 Summer time Health Tips for you to enjoy:Sensible Diet - A sensible diet is the first tip for a healthy you year around. Not just summertime, but through out the holidays as well. A healthy diet consists of high fiber, low fats and a suitable amount of fruits and vegetables. Besides knowing how, when and what to eat, it is just as important t...