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4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children with Autism

4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children with Autism

(StatePoint) Transitional times of the year mean shifting schedules, which can be particularly challenging for children with autism and their families. Whether you’re just beginning to learn about cognitive special needs, or have many years of experience, gaining insight into what has helped other families cope can be valuable. Holly Robinson Peete, actress and autism […]

Don’t Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet

(StatePoint) Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to 7 pounds. Making healthy choices, […]

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Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season and Other Storm Emergencies?

(StatePoint) Hurricane season is in full swing, running from June through November. Unfortunately, no one can stop a tropical storm or hurricane from happening and both types of weather events are increasingly impacting larger portions of the U.S. However, there are steps you can take that will help you weather a storm and better ensure […]

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How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community

(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives. “Sometimes it takes a tragedy to bring […]

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Making the Most of Local Produce

(StatePoint) Fresh, local produce is in its prime, making now the perfect time to take part in the farm-to-table movement. Whether you join a community supported agriculture (CSA) group or shop at your local farmers’ market, it’s easy to taste the elevated flavor profile of just-picked fruits and veggies. Make the most of the season […]

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Back-to-School Checklist for Families with Asthma

(StatePoint) For the more than 6 million children in the U.S. living with asthma, gearing up for another school year involves much more than picking out a new pencil case and backpack. Accounting for nearly 14 million lost school days each year, asthma is one of the main illness-related reasons that students miss school. With […]

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How to Help Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in Midterm Elections

(StatePoint) For Service members and their families stationed away and U.S. citizens living abroad, family and friends are vital connections to life back home. During the 2018 midterm elections, you can be an important source of voting information, especially for 18-24-year-olds voting absentee for the first time. An easy way to help loved ones in […]

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Large-Scale Efforts Helping Pre-K Teachers Receive Resources; You Can, Too

(StatePoint) Studies have shown that high-quality pre-K education better prepares children to achieve in school and makes them more likely to strive for higher vocational aspirations. It also has a positive impact on society. For every dollar spent on high-quality early education, society gains as much as $13 in long-term savings, according to a 2016 […]

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Smart, Healthful Snack Tips for People on the Move

(StatePoint) Does your schedule, have you on-the-move? Check out these easy ways to healthfully keep hunger at bay, no matter where your busy life takes you, including at home! Make Mini Meals Instead of big heavy meals, think in smaller bites. Combine your favorite proteins, veggies, fruits and nuts into “snack style” meals that leave […]

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Fun Ways Your Family Can Get Fit Together

(StatePoint) Is your fitness routine stuck in a rut? Searching for ways to spend more time with your family? Why not combine these goals? There are a variety of ways to lead an active lifestyle that are suitable for the whole family and can include children of all ages. Let these four creative ideas help […]

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