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You did it! Banning arsenic from agriculture

August 30, 2012
You proved it: if the people lead, the leaders will follow. Thanks to your emails to state lawmakers, Maryland recently became the first state to ban roxarsone and other antibiotics containing arsenic from agriculture. Now we need your help to finish the job: Arsenic is...
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#WellnessWeds: Top 5 Back to School Family Fitness Tips

August 29, 2012
The new school year is a great time to start new healthy habits. And those habits can have some pretty impressive academic rewards: Did you know that kids who are physically active get better grades? Not only that, but regular physical activity for kids is also linked to a lower risk of obesity and...
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Cool...

August 3, 2012
It’s hot out! With heat records falling across the U.S. every day, we’re a nation in pursuit of cool . So when it comes to meal time this summer, forgoing the stove and dining on a hearty salad with extra pitchers of lemonade might be the norm. But there is far more to this subject of ‘cool foods’...
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Dear Non-Californians…

August 1, 2012
Shade your eyes, stretch high-up on your tippy-toes, and look west… A bit farther…past your back yard… Up and over the Rocky Mountains... Past Las Vegas glimmer… Over to the massive, distant, piece of land geographically sandwiched between the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and the Pacific Ocean...

3 Reasons to Buy Antibiotic-free Meat and Poultry

July 10, 2012
If you’re a meat-eater, it’s better for your health and the planet to buy antibiotic-free meat and poultry. That might be tough to do, given that 80 percent of the antibiotics in use are fed to animals raised for food to keep them growing faster and to prevent them from getting sick in crowded and...
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Tips Tuesday: How to Buy Antibiotic-Free Meat

July 3, 2012
Fireworks. Barbeques. Antibiotics? When it comes to Fourth of July traditions, one of these things is not like the others. Unfortunately, antibiotics can crash your summer barbeque depending on the kind of meat you purchase. Antibiotics have become so rampant in meat that we're starting to see a...
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BREAKING NEWS: Superbugs and Meat

July 2, 2012
Imagine for a moment if antibiotics didn’t work. Unimaginable, right? Unfortunately, it’s starting to happen--and it's even highlighted in today's Washington Post . According to t he Centers for Disease Contro l, approximately two million people acquire bacterial infections in U.S. hospitals each...
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Higher Standards for Snacks in Schools Helps Waistlines and Bottomlines

June 28, 2012
Today 1 in 3 children is overweight or obese, but a report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week indicates that we could take a significant step toward preventing the epidemic by setting national standards for the snacks and beverages sold in schools...
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#WellnessWeds: Ask an Expert: Questions about Kids' Health with Dr. Mark Ryan

June 27, 2012
Recently, MomsRising hosted a #kidshealth tweetchat with Dr. Mark Ryan (@richmonddoc), who answered your questions about everything from childhood asthma to breastfeeding to first dentist appointments, and more! Dr. Ryan is a family doctor in Richmond, VA and a member of the board of the National...
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Introducing: Green Momma Parties!

May 18, 2012
Detoxing your home shouldn't be a chore. Make it a party instead! As a busy parent, you have a lot on your mind, and the last thing you want to worry about is exposing your baby to harmful chemicals in your own home. But it’s not always easy to figure out where those toxic chemicals might be...
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