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Shaking Off the Winter Chill
Shaking Off the Winter Chill

There’s a lot you can do to stay warm and healthy in the winter. Bundle up. Drink plenty of water. Eat a healthy diet. For other tips, we talked to Duke Primar ...

An Ounce of Prevention
An Ounce of Prevention

That annual checkup doesn’t always seem like the most important appointment in the world to make, or to keep—there’s always next year, after all. But Matt Payn ...

Kids Stash the Darndest Things
Kids Stash the Darndest Things

When your child performs disappearing tricks involving the nose, ears, and other places, look to the wisdom of Duke Urgent Care providers, who have seen it all ...

Kids Make Healthy Choices When Parents Model the Behavior
Kids Make Healthy Choices When Parents Model the Behavior

Kids whose moms encourage them to eat well and exercise, and model those behaviors themselves, are more likely to be active and healthy eaters, according to Du ...

Avoid Weight Gain as Your Family Grows
Avoid Weight Gain as Your Family Grows

One of the not-so-joyful aspects of parenthood is weight gain. And the pounds add up with each addition to the family. According to Duke Health researchers, ea ...

Take a Stand: Why Sitting Too Much is Bad for your Health
Take a Stand: Why Sitting Too Much is Bad for your Health

Do you sit too much? Many parents do. Whether you’re sitting on the sidelines while your kids enjoy playtime, or spending your workday sitting at your desk, re ...

The Dos and Don'ts of Summer Fun
The Dos and Don'ts of Summer Fun

The school year may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean you should adopt a school’s-out attitude when it comes to your health. Regardless of your plans, heed ...

Enjoy Physical Activity as a Family
Enjoy Physical Activity as a Family

If your kids are bored and you don't know what to do, it's the perfect time to get the whole family moving! Exercising as a family is a great way to spend qual ...