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Breastfeeding mother and child

The American Academy of Pediatrics has made it a key policy to support and encourage exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life. And to further emphasize the importance of breastfeeding, the academy suggests that mothers breastfeed for the child’s first year of life and beyond, if “mutually desired” by mother and infant.

Maple Salmon

With the celebration of American Heart Month underway, it’s the perfect time to talk about the benefits that eating fish can have on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

HEAL Wellness Fair: Heart & Sole

The idea of HEAL, or Healthy Eating Active Living, originated with Kaiser Permanente as a Community Health Initiative intending to “improve the health of individuals, families, and communities by addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.”