Expert Blog Posts

  1. November 8, 2014

    Find support when parenting through cancer

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N.

    Parents may wonder how to best talk with children about a diagnosis of cancer. Children can usually sense when something is wrong, even at a young age, so it's best to be honest with them.

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  2. October 16, 2014

    Like adults, children are eating too much salt

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    A taste for salt develops early. Offering children foods with less salt is a good way to help them eat healthy now and in the future.

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  3. August 2, 2014

    Want your kids to eat right? Then walk the talk

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Kids learn from their parents' example. So don't just talk about healthy eating. Show them by making nutritious and delicious meals at home.

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  4. September 4, 2013

    Diabetes in school: Tips for teachers

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. How teachers of students with diabetes can help. 2 comments
  5. August 28, 2013

    Lessons learned from packing school lunches

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. You pack healthy lunches for your children, but how do you ensure that they eat the good stuff instead of dumping it in the trash? 3 comments
  6. July 13, 2013

    Skin cancer on the rise in young people

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Study says frequent use of tanning beds helps drive spike in skin cancer rate — especially among young women. 2 comments
  7. June 29, 2013

    HPV vaccine making a difference in infection rates

    By Sheryl M. Ness, R.N. Researchers have found that since the introduction of the HPV vaccine, infection rates have dropped by almost 50 percent. 1 comment
  8. May 22, 2013

    First, do no harm

    By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. This timeless advice can help you preserve relationships, which in turn help sustain you. 5 comments
  9. October 26, 2012

    Halloween and diabetes

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Celebrating Halloween when you have diabetes doesn't have to be tricky. Focus on moderation and sweet alternatives. 2 comments
  10. September 5, 2012

    What messages are kids getting about nutrition?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. What messages are adults sending children about weight and health? 4 comments
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