Kids

You want the best for your child, from good nutrition to effective discipline to a breadth of life opportunities.

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed with help from your family, your friends and your health care team.

Heart

Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it.

Quiz

True or false: Stuttering affects four times as many males as females.

Health Tip

Family Fitness

You can encourage your family to become fit by following these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Limit how much time your children spend watching TV and playing video games. Limit how much time you spend doing these activities, as well.

  • Don't eat snacks or meals while watching TV. If possible, do some type of exercise while watching.

  • Schedule family fitness activities such as biking, hiking or tennis.

  • Set exercise goals as a family to help everyone stick to the fitness plan.

  • When the weather is bad, try indoor exercise ideas such as jumping jacks or Simon Says.

  • Encourage your children to try individual sports such as tennis or swimming that can be done throughout life.