7 Tips for a Lighter, Safer School Backpack

If the contents of your child’s school backpack could fill a small European car, it’s time to think about lightening the load. Backpacks that are too heavy for a child not only cause discomfort but may lead to physical problems. What potential problems could a heavy backpack cause? Pediatrician Ellen Rome, MD, MPH, says children … Read More

Morning Diet: Ditch the Sugary Cereal

Every night, we hit the sack to recharge our batteries. As we sleep, our bodies keep our hearts pumping blood, our lungs breathing and our brains functioning. In the morning, our bodies crave nourishment to refuel after a hard night’s work.  The problem? Too many of us replenish ourselves with sugary cereals. Popular cereals on grocery … Read More