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Weekly Challenge
2012 Weekly Challenge #23: The Power of Encouragement

G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”

When two people interact, they are both changed. The change can be for the better, or not. Whether our influence is helpful or hurtful, positive or negative, depends on whether we give each other the gift of encouragement.

National Wear Red Day Quiz on News10.net

National Wear Red Day Quiz on News10.net

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Dr.Mom’s Top 5 Winter Must Haves

Dr.Mom’s Top 5 Winter Must Haves

Brrr…it’s cold outside.

With the cold comes dryness. Dry skin, dry little noses, and dry/sore little throats.

Add in the inevitable onslaught of viruses and you’re bound to contend with more than your fair share of coughs in the night, stuffy noses, bloody noses, and dry/itching skin.

What’s a Doctor Mom (or Doctor Dad) such as yourself to do when your little one is dealing with one of these? And, yes, you are Doctor Mom…you do it on a daily basis without even thinking about it. You wipe little noses, kiss away little boos boos, and catch the vomit.

So, here are my top 5 Winter Must Haves. I prescribe them all the time…except the great thing is, you don’t need a prescription!


Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

By Dr. Bruce Kaler, U.S. HealthWorks

Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu.

Get a flu vaccine as soon as possible: The current vaccine is widely available in almost all communities. It takes a minimum of two weeks to develop any immunity after receiving the flu shot. Although this requires acting soon and planning ahead, it is the absolute most important factor.

Get adequate rest the night before travel: Having seven to eight hours of restorative sleep will give you a fighting chance of resisting whatever exposure you get when traveling. Travel days are usually long and hectic.

How can parents on a budget keep kids healthy and safe?

How can parents on a budget keep kids healthy and safe?

Free Children's Health Screenings

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Sam's Clubs in Sacramento will offer children's health screenings to help keep kids healthy and safe.

* The children's screenings are free and open to the public - no membership required.

* They will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all four area Sam's Clubs with pharmacies -

7147 Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights,

8250 Power Inn Road in Sacramento,

3360 El Camino Avenue in Sacramento and

2496 Iron Point Road in Folsom.

* Screenings include free fingerprinting kits, DNA swabs, blood pressure tests, BMI tests and visions checks -- a $100 value.

* Regular health screenings like this are part of Sam's Club's commitment to help build healthier communities.

Source: Susan Morgenstern, Mitchell Communications Group, Inc.