Monthly Archive: October 2010

Let’s face it – most cyber-bullying starts at school

It’s an unpleasant topic. School districts don’t want to talk about it. Kids talk about it but don’t necessarily tell their parents about it. Parents talk about it among themselves and hope it doesn’t happen to their children. We’re talking about cyber-bullying, and it almost always starts at school. For the most part, cyber-bullying is like other forms of bullying – and kids survive it and move on. But sometimes they don’t – as we saw in the recent suicides of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi and Massachusetts high school student Phoebe Prince. … Read more »

So you think college is expensive?

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest.  First, start with what we all know – that babies are expensive.  Second, understand that a single component of that cost – diapers – can be as much as $130 a month.  Third, … Read more

Worried about childhood obesity? Start with Halloween.

Did you know the average American consumes 25 pounds of candy each year, much of which is consumed around Halloween?  And, let’s face it, kids consume a large portion of that pile of sweets.

Kids are not going to stop … Read more

So what does “take on an empty stomach” really mean?

For some people, even basic health instructions can be challenge.  Not because they don’t care about their health, but because their literacy issues often compound their health issues.

According to the Institute of Medicine, some 90 million Americans have … Read more