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Health Business Cards

Do you know that a business card is your most powerful marketing weapon? Whether you are starting your health care business or you want to promote an existing one, perhaps you will need to order health business cards online and print important business and personal details on it.  Business cards are custom printed marketing materials that can be used to promote yourself and your business to people, family and friends. It is the most prudent and frugal way of advertising.

By ordering your business cards online, you will be able to choose from hundreds of templates or upload your own design or logo. You can enter or provide your own business information and customize the layout until you get it right. This adds a personal touch to your cards and prevents cheap presentation of your health care business.

For printing, you can choose from different styles such as magnetic, full color, raised ink or foil. Each style will ensure quality that will make your business shine. Prices are very reasonable, customers can use coupons and promotional codes and finished products are delivered right through your doorstep. To top it all, customer service is available online through chat and email to answer queries and to guarantee customer satisfaction.

 

 

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How to Raise a Nature Lover: Helping Your Child Think Green

When you encourage your little one to appreciate nature, you are not only raising a child who has respect for Mother Earth, you are also creating opportunities for enhanced health and intellect. Outdoor activities help children get some exercise and they also stimulate cognitive development. A few minutes of fresh air and sunlight is a proven stress reducer in children, too. In fact, a research conducted by the University of Illinois found that a twenty minute walk can calm children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

No matter what season, it’s never a bad idea to switch off the TV and usher your kids outdoors. Below are fun ideas to help you raise a child who loves nature:

Play in the rain.

Forget about catching a cold for a minute, and let your child pitter patter in the rain. In reality, the real cause of colds and flu is dry air, because viruses travel better in it. Children love water, it’s an instinct. If it’s wet outside and there isn’t any sign of thunders and lightning, get your young ones into some rubber boots for some splashing fun.

Take the opportunity to enhance your child’s senses. Talk about how the world seems so different when it rains. Birds don’t seem to chirp, and clouds look like gray cotton. Help your child squish his or her toes into mud or run fingers through wet tree barks. Up their curiosity by asking questions like, “Where do you think the water from the rain comes from?” or “Why do puddles disappear when the sun comes out?”

When your child is done playing in the rain, have some warm and dry clothes and towel ready, but be sure he or she takes a quick shower first.

Get creative in the yard.

There’s nothing better for a young child than getting his or her hands deep in soil. Touching dirt shouldn’t scare you, so let your child play as much as he or she wants in the yard. Children can get creative in this area, plus it’s safe because it’s right where you can watch them while getting some work done.

The yard is a wonderful place for young scientists – they can observe how plants grow, and how insects move about. Give your child a magnifying glass so he or she can see everything up close in bigger size.

Plant something.

Raise a child with passion for planting. A child with a green thumb will also grow to be ecology-minded. You can start with herbs, or better yet, if you already have a place to grow vegetables, do so. A young child can help dig and older children can label plant pots and markers. There’s nothing like harvesting tomatoes and lettuce right from your garden and into your family’s dinner table. Your child will be so proud. Gardening is a wonderful way to bond with children. Moreover, it teaches children about patience, time and caring for living things.

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Dental Exam for Children

When it comes to instilling good habits, it is always best to start early in children. One of the earliest and most important habits that every parent should teach their children is good oral health. When these children know the value of good oral hygiene early on, dental problems will be prevented and they will have good oral habits until they become adults. Some parents may think that dental exam is not as important as immunizations and physical exams. But what these parents should realize is that a healthy body starts with good oral health. All the food that the child eats pass through the mouth. When the teeth and other parts of the mouth are not healthy, then child’s body can be affected as well.

Dental exam is routinely done in schools or during the child’s first visit to the dentist to check his teeth and oral cavity for oral problems such as inflammation. The teeth are also checked if it has tartar or cavities and whether a tooth needs to be extracted or not. When a dentist conducts a dental exam, he keeps record your dental record and this is very helpful in cases of emergencies or employment for identification purposes. The child will also be treated for dental prophylaxis during a dental examination to get rid of those unwanted tartar and cavities that can cause destruction to the child’s tooth.

Some parents may have a hard time in bringing their children to the dentist for a routine dental exam. This is because children often associate going to the dentist with tooth extraction as what they always see on television. Most often parents are faced with the challenge on how to remove the child’s fear with dentists. But with these easy steps, parents will be able to prod their children to submit for dental exams. Here are the ways how:

  • Inform your child on the importance on seeing their dentists. Explain to them in a manner that they will understand. You can try to be creative like telling them stories on the importance of dental hygiene.
  • Give your child a scenario on how it is like to be inside a dentist’s clinic. In this way he knows what to expect. And when he is already in the clinic it will prevent him from putting any tantrums.
  • Tell your child to ask questions.
  • Assure your child that you will be there for him during the scheduled dental exam. In this way he will feel confident that he will be able to do good during the dental exam.
  • Use the reward system. Tell your child that if he behaves and cooperate during the dental exam, you will give him a present. This is much needed during a child’s first dental exam especially when your child is full of fears at this time.

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Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

Children are naturally picky eaters. That is why most homemakers have a hard time in making their younger children eat nutritious foods. Parents most especially mothers face daily challenges in feeding their children especially when at this time food jabbing is very common.

The real challenge comes when the child is about to enter the big school. If the child refuses to eat healthily at home when you can supervise his meals then there would be a bigger problem during lunch time in school. But parents need not to worry much; feeding healthy lunch to young children is not that hard at all. All you need to do is to catch your child’s taste buds even if it means that you will be serving nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables.

The following are some of the healthy lunch box ideas for your kids:

  • Plan your meals. Children do not like repeated food every day. Make sure that your recipes are up to date so that they will be excited to eat the food you have prepared come lunch time in school.
  • Make sure that you don’t repeat the same set of meals in a given week. Children get bored easily and that is the same with food. See to it that the menu you had for Monday won’t be repeated the next day so that your child won’t get tired of the food you are preparing.
  • All the lunch you should prepare should be complete with the food groups like protein and carbohydrates. You can prepare a sandwich with lean meat, mixed with vegetables and dress it to your child’s preference. That is an example of a complete meal that is healthy. When there is dressing the child won’t be able to notice that there is vegetable so he is able to eat together with the sandwich.
  • Children love finger- foods because it makes them think that they are eating chips and other crackers. Make small sized meatballs so that they can eat using their fingers while chatting with their friends. To make your meatballs healthier, you can grate vegetables like carrots and mix on the ground meat before forming them into balls. This will be a healthy meal that they will love to eat during lunch time at school.
  • Ask suggestion from your child on what types of food does he like to have for lunch. In this way you are sure that he will eat what you have prepared. If your child likes a not so healthy dish, then bargain with your child. Tell him that he will have the food that he wants to eat when he also eats vegetables or other healthy dishes you have prepared.

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The Most Adorable Baby Mini-Milestones You Should Never Miss

When there’s a new baby in the house, every moment is a Kodak moment. Your baby’s first word and first step are truly worth documenting, but your little one actually has a lot of mini-milestones that are just worth looking forward to and making memorable.

Besides developing his language skills and learning how to use his motor skills, your baby is actually spending a lot of time discovering what each of his or her little body parts can do – wiggling fingers and toes, wrinkling nose, blinking, squinting, and all other cute baby actions are worth celebrating, as they are signs that your baby’s mind and body are developing as they should.

When your baby smiles

You will notice a bright and cheery little face sometime between the sixth and eighth week after your baby’s birth. Grab your camera and shoot away – there’s nothing like a toothless baby grin to brighten up the entire household.

When you see a smile within the first weeks after birth, it is probably just a facial expression brought about by gas, or the need to try out those facial muscles. However, babies will need a few more weeks to ease into social smiling (where they really smile because they are happy and not because they’re trying out facial movement).

Eventually, babies realize that when they smile, their parents’ attention is all theirs. Your little one begins to associate feelings of happiness with smiling – this is a milestone that shows that he or she is beginning to see relationships of emotions and expressions.

The best way you can encourage a big smile from your baby is to smile yourself. Infants mimic facial expressions, so if they see your smile frequently, they will learn grin a lot more often.

When your baby blows raspberries

You are most likely to witness this when your baby is about three months or so. During a baby’s third or fourth month of life, he or she discovers his or her voice – you will hear a lot of growling, purring, squealing, and you will witness the little one blowing raspberries. This is a great sign that your baby is gaining control of his or her mouth, tongue and lips. If you’re waiting for your baby’s first word as a major milestone, blowing raspberries is a mini-milestone that says your baby is tweaking his or her mouth to prepare for learning how to say words.

When your baby learns to blow raspberries, encourage the behavior by smiling and blowing your own raspberries. You will want to make him or her keep doing this because the mouth exercise will do wonders on his or her abilities to form and utter sounds and words later on.

When your baby shakes a rattle

At four months, your baby’s hands will have learned to hold and grasp things, such as a rattle. A rattle is a classic baby toy because not only does a baby learn to grasp it, he or she also learns a little “cause and effect”. When your baby shakes the rattle, he or she hears sound. Eventually, your little one will figure out that shaking the rattle makes noise.

To make learning more interesting for your baby, pick rattles that have different colors, textures, sizes and shapes.

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Children’s Quotes: An All Embracing Collection

It is overwhelming to see our own children around especially when they begin showing us their innermost love and affection. I am certain that the feeling of bliss makes us more inspired and indeed our children gives us the reason for breathing and to continue living a wonderful life each day.

There are numerous quotations available over the net but I am here to present the most essential and inspiring ones.

Happy reading everyone!

“A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.” –Unknown

“Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next.” -Franklin P. Jones

Ah! what would the world be to us
If the children were no more?
We should dread the desert behind us
Worse than the dark before -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.” -Frank A. Clark

“Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.” -Dennis Waitley

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” – Albert Einstein

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” -Stacia Tauscher

“Every child is born a genius.” – Richard Buckminster Fulle

“There are two great injustices that can befall a child. One is to punish him for something he didn’t do. The other is to let him get away with doing something he knows is wrong.” -Robert Gardner

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin But by the content of their character.”- Martin Luther King

For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. -James Baldwin

“Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.” -Dr. Haim Ginott

“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.” – Richard Evans

“Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.” -Unknown

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” -Theodore M. Hesburgh

Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them.
Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them.
Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him.
Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it. -Pamela Glenconner

Children are lovable and we have all the reasons to continue providing them the best we can ever offer.

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Disposal Diapers at Your Fingertips

Long time ago, disposable diapers were unheard of; not until lately that people began to worship anything that spells convenience that disposable nappies have become very trendy. Admittedly, disposable diapers, apart from being convenient is usually hassle free when it comes to taking care of the fragile skin of our babies because these items have long been tested and developed to prevent the occurrence of rashes.

Pampers, Huggies and the like are manufactured by big companies who follow the same basic rules which include the outer lining being made of polyethylene film; the one in contact with your baby’s skin is made of polypropylene, a key ingredient in the production of thermal underwear. The combination of the two compounds make up a suitable nappy because these are proven safe for sensitive skin.

As reported by several organizations claiming expertise on the subject of disposable diapers, the other chemicals found in these items are relatively safe and non-toxic for the most part. Nonetheless, some still contend that the chemicals present in the diapers pose harm because of reported incidences of skin rashes. Some babies have also experienced and suffered from allergic reactions. Nonetheless, these cases mentioned are, for the most part, rare. Therefore, the prime duty of a parent is to know which brand really works for the baby. In addition, make sure that when your baby wears disposable diapers, you will remain as vigilant as you are when your baby wears the cloth diapers. This is because mothers have a tendency to trust the advertisements that say there will be no leakage because of the absorbent pad. In fact, the opposite holds true because of the larger amount of moisture absorbed, there is really a great tendency for diaper rash to form. However, the point boils down to less rashes for disposables as compared to cloth diapers.

Precautionary measures to prevent these rashes will still have something to do with maintaining good hygiene. In addition, you may also try other brands that might be suited for your baby. A fresh new diaper every so often will also greatly reduce the chances of your baby acquiring the rashes. Moreover, make sure that you also have rash ointment handy for application. In case you spot rashes that are likely to have been there but you have not noticed and you think that a trip to the doctor is necessary, please do not delay such consultation.

Another issue hounding disposable diapers is the contested debate on whether certain chemical burns found in babies recently have really been caused by diapers. Take comfort in the fact that despite several protests against a certain newly introduced diaper by a certain brand, the governing bodies have found out no association between the burns and the product. Therefore, aside from being cleared as safe, you will no longer have to worry about washing your baby’s cloth diapers. The only thing you will have to worry about is the problem on these disposables making up much of the environmental problems besetting the world.

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Water Quality: Is Your Drinking Water Free From Toxins?

As concerned mothers of a dynamic world, we are faced with lots of problems especially when it comes to the environment our precious children have to face. Not only that, we are constantly bombarded with several disturbing issues about the food our families ingest as well as the water our family drinks.

Proof to these are several advertisements that have mushroomed over the past years promising products that will cleanse our water and give us the freshest, cleanest and most sterilized water to serve in our glasses ready to quench the thirst that we and our children feel.

So, to be able to determine if the quality of the water you are drinking is compromised, you should start by dialing that phone and contacting your water supplier or your local health department to ask for a copy of water treatment reports. If the water is treated often revealing satisfactory results, then, you should not worry a lot. However, if you sense and see some previous violations, it is good to be on the look out. In addition, you should also be wary of any possible health hazards in your area specially lead that can possibly gain entry between the treatment plant and your faucet.
You can also let an independent laboratory check your water facilities. Other than that, the national laboratory also provides services for water analysis. Instructions will be sent to you with a sampling kit you will be using to check on possible toxins that are harmful. Apart from that, the presence of any microorganism will also be evaluated.
If you use water from deep down; from a well, you can employ different assessment strategies. Lead, mercury, copper, arsenic and radon should be checked especially if suspected. Additionally, harmful microorganisms with relatively high colony numbers, pesticide and gasoline should also be tested.

Remember that the source of water should be the first area to be checked as it is useless to check your faucet or your filtering system if something is already wrong with your water source.

It is also noteworthy to be checking on the filtering system that you are using. Check for any expiration date and make sure that any leak or any problem that you encounter should be immediately reported to the manufacturer. Otherwise, you are agin putting your family at risk. As a mother, you should be aware that drinking water should be stored in cool and dark places. Plastic containers are fine although the bottles should be checked. This is because some chemicals in the plastic break down and leak when they are exposed to light. Never reuse plastic bottles. The reuse of such have been linked to infertility because of the presence of Bisphenol A and Phthalates.

The longterm effect of having toxins in your drinking water boils down to cancer. There are several accounts of cases that have been proven in the end.

In the end, what you really would want is to get that satisfaction of giving your child the benefits of great tasting water with the wondrous healing effects.

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