UV Exposure — Are You at Risk in Your Car? | Austin Family Magazine
You probably know it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays at the pool or beach. But did you know you’re at increased risk from ultraviolet (UV) radiation in your car? About 53 percent of skin cancers in the US occur on the left side of the body. Experts think this m ...
Does Your Child’s School Support Health and Wellness? | Austin Family Magazine
We want our children to be healthy. When they’re at home, we offer nutritious food, encourage exercise and promote wellness. But once school begins, our kids spend many of their waking hours at school. So, does your child’s school support or sabotage health and wellness? HEALTHY MEALS and ...
Is the “freshman 15”for real? College students gain more than a degree. | Austin Family Magazine
For decades, college students have talked about the legendary “Freshman 15”—the 15 pounds students supposedly gain during their first year away from home. But is it a real phenomenon or an urban legend? Recent research shows that the actual weight gain during a student’s freshman year is an aver ...
The Truth About Pit Bulls: 6 Myths Dispelled
Do these dogs really have a more powerful bite? Can they get along with other animals? We have answers to these questions and more.
Milestones: Red Flags to Watch For
While young children can reach milestones at different ages, the CDC says you should talk to your doctor and consider an early-intervention evaluation if your child displays any of these signs or has a dramatic loss of skills.