Healthy Families

Healthy Life Magazine covers topics ranging from family vacations to teaching children the importance of money. Check out Healthy Life for tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle for your family.

A Little Family Organization Saves a Lot of Stress

A Little Family Organization Saves a Lot of Stress

Summer is the perfect time to get the family organized! Now that school is out, take some time to get everyone used to some new steps you all can take to cut down on household chaos, and reduce everyone's stress levels.Here are some tips to...

Achieving a pain-free and healthy body

Achieving a pain-free and healthy body

The first years of our lives are spent exploring how our different body parts relate to each other and the environment. We learn to feel where we are in space, where our feet and arms are and the distance between them. Without this learning we...

Making smooth school transitions

Making smooth school transitions

By Carol Boughner Now that the school year is in full swing, some parents are experiencing new issues and anxieties from their children. Some of the most significant change comes from moving on to another level in school; whether it's from pre-school to kindergarten, elementary...

A Hospital Stay Becomes Child's Play

A Hospital Stay Becomes Child's Play

By Christopher Coyne The prospect of a hospital stay or surgery can be fraught with anxiety, even for adults who've gone through it before. Imagine the experience for a child; especially one who is unaccustomed to the hospital environment. For a child in need of...

Put Some Spring in Your Step

Put Some Spring in Your Step

By Chris Strub Signs of Spring are all around and, if you're like us, your New Year's resolutions are long since forgotten. But when the snow melts away and the familiar warm sunshine returns to the Twin Tiers area, new opportunities to get out and...

Family Focus: Spring Cleaning is a Family Job

Family Focus: Spring Cleaning is a Family Job

Spring is in the air and nothing feels quite as good as getting the house in order. This year, why not make spring cleaning a family project? Get everyone involved. Ask each family member what changes or improvements they'd like to see in the house,...

Family Focus - Parenthood: Be Careful What You Wish For!

Family Focus - Parenthood: Be Careful What You Wish For!

By Carol Boughner There are many times while parenting that the day-to-day tasks just become overwhelming and exhausting. Those are the times we wish for change and relief. How many times have we said, it will get easier when they sleep through the night, when...

Family Focus - Sports & School: A Balancing Act

Family Focus - Sports & School: A Balancing Act

By Carol Boughner Active children are more likely to mature into physically active adults. Benefits of sport and physical activity for children include reduced risk of obesity, increased cardiovascular fitness, improved coordination and balance, better sleep and improved social skills. Reducing sedentary time may be...

Back to School - in Good Health

Back to School - in Good Health

As summer break comes to a close and the school bell rings again, there is more to think about than shopping for school supplies. All children need yearly physicals and up-to-date vaccines, and that's just the beginning. Our experts from Southern Tier Pediatrics and Fidelis...

Make Exercise a Family Affair

Make Exercise a Family Affair

Family Focus: Make Exercise A Family AffairBy Annie Yager Remember when family activities seemed to be a bit more, well...active! Running around the park all day, swimming and the occasional game of "tag" gave kids and parents plenty of exercise, naturally. Today, on average, the...

Unplug & Reconnect

Unplug & Reconnect

 We've all done it before. Your son or daughter is talking to you and you are focused on the screen of your phone half listening to what they are saying.  How do we expect to gain our kids full attention when we can't give them...

Parenting a College Student: Walking a Fine Line

Parenting a College Student: Walking a Fine Line

  High school graduation and parties are in the past, the applications are done, deposits, dorm shopping, and every detail possible to prepare your child to succeed at college is complete.  After the tears have been shed at drop-off, what's the next step?  It is...

A Family Adventure: Watkins Glen

A Family Adventure: Watkins Glen

    What to do with the family this summer? Gas is expensive and vacation funds are low. Well, you don't have to drive hundreds of miles to experience awe-inspiring beauty and have a family adventure! There are many places in this area to visit...

Could Lack of Vitamin D Be Making Your Child Anemic?

Could Lack of Vitamin D Be Making Your Child Anemic?

  Is your child looking pale? Does he seem to tire easily, or have less energy? Does she have less of an appetite? It's possible that he or she is anemic, and according to a recent study of patients with chronic kidney disease from Johns...

Family Focus: “Mom, I’m Bored”

Family Focus: “Mom, I’m Bored”

  It's not even summer vacation yet and some kids are "bored".  How can kids these days be bored?  I really can't remember the last time, as a Mom, I've felt bored.  Oh, believe me, there are times when I was doing a task that...