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Beware of the Choking Game

A chilling activity called "the choking game" is being played out by children across the country, including in the Austin area. However, this is no child's play; it is a game with potentially deadly consequences.

Beware of the Choking Game

Setting Goals for Health and Happiness

Nobody wants to be unhealthy and nobody wants to have unhealthy children, but when we live very busy lives surrounded by lots of unhealthy choices, we can easily find ourselves less healthy than we'd like.

Setting Goals for Health & Happiness

Is It Candy or Medicine?

Many children will not know the difference between colorful pills and candy. Plus, many potentially harmful items such as vitamins, medicine and plant berries look good enough to eat. Here are ways to protect your family from potentially harmful substances.

Is it Candy or Medicine?

Springing Back from Allergies and Asthma

For most people, spring is a happy time of year. The grass begins to grow and plants and flowers begin to bloom. However, for people with asthma, these changes can contribute to increased asthma symptoms due to allergies.

Springing Back from Allergies and Asthma
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Free Program Teaches Diabetes Prevention

The "Healthy Kids" program offers free diabetes-prevention classes for children ages five to 18 who are overweight or who have other risk factors for developing diabetes. Families who attend will receive information about healthy food choices, benefits of exercise and the importance of choosing a healthier lifestyle to prevent diabetes. Snacks and amazing prizes are also provided!

The program is FREE, but registration is required. Available in English and Spanish, classes are held at various locations around Austin including the East Communities YMCA, Rosewood-Zaragosa Clinic, Seton Kozmetsky Clinic, Seton McCarthy Clinic and Seton Topfer Clinic.

Please call
(512) 324-4911
for more information
or to register.

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