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Inside This Issue
AUGUST 2010
Adults Need Shots, Too
When you call to make your child's appointment for her back-to-school shots, don't forget to schedule one for yourself. That's right--even adults need vaccinations. Discover which ones.
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Determining If Your Child Is High-Energy or Hyperactive
You’ve just spent another day chasing your toddler around the house. Toys that were played with for a few minutes are strewn everywhere. You’re extremely tired and start to question: Is my child’s energy level normal, or are these the behaviors of a hyperactive child?
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Fiber Could Be Key to Weight Management
Research shows that normal-weight adults tend to eat more fiber, compared with their heavier peers. Discover ways you can work more fiber into your diet so you can reap its possible benefits.
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Losing Pregnancy Weight Decreases Health Risks for Next Baby
If you’re trying to shed those post-pregnancy pounds, here’s more motivation: Returning to your original weight helps you minimize the risk of complications with your next baby.
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How to Eat Right While Spending Less
It’s not your imagination: Calorie for calorie, unhealthy foods like cookies and cakes really do cost less than carrots, cauliflower, and other healthy fare. Read on for ways to battle the bulge without busting the bank.
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Sleep Could Provide Answers to Your Problems
Eureka! You go to bed mulling over a problem and wake up with the answer. If you've found inspiration in zzz's, you're not alone. Even famous scientists have credited important discoveries to a good night's sleep. Now, a new study provides evidence that sleep really can help you solve problems.
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Recipe of the Month

Recipe ImageYou want to eat healthier, but you love those good ole recipes passed down from generation to generation. From appetizers to desserts to good nutritional tips, each month a yummy recipe will be featured as our 'Recipe of the Month'. Each recipe has been modified for healthier eating and living.
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Happenings
Pregnancy Celebration
Having a baby? Join us at our Pregnancy Celebration for a glimpse of what to expect. Roper St. Francis Healthcare will host its 14th Annual Pregnancy Celebration on Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital. You will find exhibits ranging from toys to gorgeous baby photography and everything in between. You’ll also get an exclusive tour of the St. Francis birthing suites.
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Infant CPR/Mount Pleasant Hospital
This course prepares caregivers with the knowledge and skills to help infants in an emergency. Now offered at Mount Pleasant Hospital, it is specifically designed to teach expectant parents or new parents, grandparents and siblings infant CPR and ckoking safety. Cost: $15 per couple or $10 per individual. For more information or to register,
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