August 2010 News Tips

School’s start can be a shot in the arm for kids
With the first day of school just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for parents to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date, say pediatricians at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Read More

Classic PB&J sandwiches banned from lunch? Consider another butter
Nothing says kids’ lunches more than peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. But with more schools banning the lunchbox staple because of peanut allergy concerns, brown-bagging it has gotten a bit trickier. Read More

Don’t ignore warning signs of overuse
Be aware that overuse injuries can arise over time as you progress through training and exercise regimes. They can result from improper form; pushing too hard after an injury to return to pre-injury levels; imbalances between strength and flexibility; as well as old injuries, poor body alignment, unfit sports equipment, including shoes, or difficult terrain. Read More

Shake your salt habit
Salt’s days as a four-letter word may finally have arrived. As Americans consume more and more of the grainy white stuff, federal regulators have begun urging food manufacturers to cut back on the amount of sodium they add to everything from breakfast cereals to soups. Read More