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Kansas City Farmers Market Guide: 2014

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide: 2014

Kansas City is home to over thirty farmers’ markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to The City Market with over 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals.

Flax and Chia Seeds

Flax and Chia Seeds

Flax seed and chia seeds have been showing up in the news, on our grocery store shelves and in our everyday recipes.

Summer Safety

Summer Safety

Summertime! Time to send the kids outside to wear themselves out! For parents with younger children, which season takes more time to get the kids ready to play outside is debatable.

Destination: Healthy Vacation

Destination: Healthy Vacation

With summer vacation in full swing, many families are taking that much needed vacation. Although it is certainly time to relax, let your hair down and maybe sit by the pool, no one wants to come home from vacation sick or injured.

Healthy Skin Care

Healthy Skin Care

A skin care regimen with young children is fairly simple and basic, but as they grow, challenges may arise. However, teaching our children the importance of a good skin care regimen does not have to be difficult. Here are some tips for educating your children to deal with their acne.

Dental Health

Dental Health

Dental care, of course, prevents problems such as tooth decay, but the latest research suggests that gum disease can lead to other problems in the body, such as heart disease. Fortunately, there are ways to keep teeth strong and gums healthy from birth to old age.

An Ingredient for Life

An Ingredient for Life

As any chef will tell you, a recipe is only as good as its ingredients. Some of those ingredients are less important than others, while a dish can be ruined without one certain element that is vital to its success. For the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City, that vital ingredient never changes—blood is the one element that is always needed to complete the recipe for a saved life.

Healthy Homemade

Healthy Homemade

My healthy living goal this month is a little simpler. Instead of cutting certain items from my family’s diet, I am letting them eat their “normal” diet. But instead of buying prepackaged items, I am making those meals myself. Here are my kids’ favorite everyday snacks and meals that are so easy to make I’ll never buy again!

Women’s Health at Every Age

Women’s Health at Every Age

May 11-17 is National Women’s Health Week. Let’s use this observation as motivation to continue our lifelong quest for health.

Self Respect Deserves More Respect

Self Respect Deserves More Respect

Healthy self-respect is an admirable trait in any adult. So is understanding that when we inevitably fail, we can get back up, dust ourselves off and move forward without compromising what we believe in or losing our core sense of self.

My Tummy Hurts

My Tummy Hurts

No matter what your initial reaction is to the dreaded news of an aching tummy, finding out the reason behind it is important. There are many causes of stomachaches, including a stomach bug, a case of too many gummy worms or even anxiety.

The Truth Behind Bed-Wetting

The Truth Behind Bed-Wetting

Bed-wetting is one of those problems that can be difficult to share with others, because shame and embarrassment—for kids and parents—attach themselves to the issue.

Ways for Moms to Have More Energy

Ways for Moms to Have More Energy

After the elation of your baby’s debut, you quickly realize that parenting is a thrilling, exhausting, 24/7 job with no sick days, no weekends off and “bonus pay” in the form of hugs and kisses (that do make all the hard work worth it).

Preeclampsia: Finding the Truth Through the Fears

Preeclampsia: Finding the Truth Through the Fears

On the road to motherhood, there are many pit stops for worry, stress and fear of the unknown. Whether you are trying to conceive your first child or carrying your last of many, we all have that voice in our head that reminds us something could go wrong. Hopefully, these fears go unfounded for nine months, and a healthy baby arrives.

Biggest Scare of the Winter:

Biggest Scare of the Winter:

Hearing the diagnosis of RSV for a sick child—your own or one your baby has been exposed to—can strike fear in a parent’s heart. But knowing the facts and being vigilant in prevention can bring a little peace.