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April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This year we want to go beyond simply promoting autism awareness to encouraging friends and…

Why No One Should Be Bringing Sports Drinks To Games

Why No One Should Be Bringing Sports Drinks To Games

Statistics continue to show an alarming increase in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among kids. Along with having the potential to cause various health problems, these beverages can cause irreversible damage to teeth. And sugar is only part of the reason — high acidity levels in these drinks erode enamel, the outer…

Important Facts That You Should Know About Nutrition And Your Child's Dental Health

Important Facts That You Should Know About Nutrition And Your Child's Dental Health

How long carbohydrates remain on the teeth is the main culprit that leads to tooth decay. Experts agree that children need food from all the major food groups to grow properly and stay healthy. Too many carbohydrates, sugars (for example, from a cake, cookies, candies, milk, fruit juice, and other sugary foods and beverages), and savory…