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Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Lake Tahoe

Preventing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse In Lake Tahoe

Hello, welcome to my Lake Tahoe children’s health and nutrition blog. Today’s topic is teen prescription drug abuse.

Most Lake Tahoe teens will be offered an illegal prescription medication at one time or another. They are sold at Nevada high schools and passed out at teen ‘pharm’ parties. Nevada parents should realize that no child is immune. Here are some tips for Lake Tahoe parents from Better Medicine: 1

Start talking about the dangers when they’re preteens. Speak early, often, and clearly.
Stay involved in your child’s life.
Emphasize how misusing medication can destroy relationships and keep him or her from achieving goals, such as getting into a certain college or landing a future job.
Teach your child to say ‘no’ firmly but kindly, give a reason, then change the subject or leave the situation.
Monitor your child’s internet usage for signs of prescription drug involvement.1

Lake Tahoe parents should keep their medications locked away. It is also important to realize that children watch how their mother and father use prescription medications. I encourage all Reno parents to use prescription meds safely and legally.

1 Robert Williams, MD, “5 Tips for Talking with Your Teen About Medication Abuse,” Better Medicine, July 19, 2012, http://www.bettermedicine.com/what-parents-should-know-about-otc-medicine-abuse/5-tips-for-talking-with-your-teen-about-medication-abuse, accessed on October 1, 2012.

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Chemical-free Cleaning For Healthier Nevada Homes

Chemical-free Cleaning For Healthier Nevada Homes

Hello Nevada! Reno parents do such a great job at keeping their children safe and healthy. They help them with homework, take them to parks and museums, keep up on their well-child visits and immunizations, and feed them healthy well-rounded diets. Here is one more thing parents can do for their children’s health.

Because we live in such a chemical-filled world, any time parents can cut down on the amounts of chemicals used in the home, the better. Here are a few ways to do that using something you probably already have in your pantry: white vinegar.

  • Clean windows with a spray bottle filled with 2 cups of water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, and a dab of liquid dish soap. Make sure you label the bottle and keep it out of the reach of children.
  • Clean your drains and pipes with 1 cup baking soda, and 1 cup hot white vinegar. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse the drain with hot water. The baking soda and vinegar will foam up in the pipes, and clean away debris and germs.
  • Deodorize your home by boiling a mixture of water and white distilled vinegar in a pot. The vinegar odor will only last a few minutes, and will carry away odors with it.
  • Use distilled white vinegar to keep ants away from your home. Spray undiluted distilled white vinegar along the outside of your home wherever they like to come in.

There are many other natural home cleaning products: just search the internet! Good luck Minden parents – you are wonderful, and so are your children!

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I am Norma Sommers, and I am a Carson City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai and Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products online and in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Lake Tahoe. Our valued Reno customers recommend Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products because Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products the products work, the company works, the financial opportunity works, questions?.

Xocai is also a fantastic Xocai home-based business in the Reno area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/ahxocai.

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AAP Immunization Information For Minden Parents

AAP Immunization Information For Minden Parents In the past century, the rates of many serious diseases in the United States have significantly declined, in some cases, they have been virtually eradicated.

Many Minden people have never met a person with measles, polio, small pox, rubella, tetanus, or diphtheria; though these diseases killed thousands of Nevada children in past generations.

One of the main reasons many dangerous communicable childhood diseases have been minimized in our area is due to Reno children’s immunizations. The increase in immunization use has gone a long way to improve health in our Nevada communities.

Recently, I have noticed that many Minden parents are questioning the children’s immunization schedule. I came across an informative American Academy of Pediatrics FAQ sheet that addresses most of the common concerns.

The AAP document entitled ‘The Vaccine Schedule, Why Is It Like That?,’ can be downloaded at http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/immunizations.cfm

I certainly learned a lot after reading the FAQ sheet and thought I would tell you about it here in my Minden children’s health blog.

I think it is important for all Minden parents like myself to be reminded of the scientific evidence that supports the use of the immunization schedule.

I am Minden children’s health advocate Norma Sommers. Call me at (775) 721-6565 to learn about my favorite healthy snack for Nevada kids.

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I am Norma Sommers, and I am a Carson City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai and Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products online and in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Lake Tahoe. Our valued Reno customers recommend Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products because Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products the products work, the company works, the financial opportunity works, questions?.

Xocai is also a fantastic Xocai home-based business in the Reno area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/ahxocai.

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The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Dilemma In Gardnerville

The Vitamin D/Sunscreen Dilemma In Gardnerville For the past thirty years or so, dutiful Gardnerville parents have been slathering their children with sunscreen when the little swimmers or soccer players head out into the sun. Gardnerville dermatologists and oncologists have urged us to be vigilant about skin cancer risks.

That’s all well and good, right? Then we started hearing about the importance of Vitamin D.

As it turns out, millions of American children, many here in Gardnerville, are dangerously deficient in this elusive nutrient.

Vitamin D is important for bone health, cell growth, immune system function, and keeping inflammation in check. Ironically, researchers are finding evidence that Vitamin D can help prevent many types of cancer.

What’s a confused Gardnerville parent to do? Gardnerville pediatricians don’t encourage parents to stop protecting their children from sunburn, but many say that 5-20 minutes of unprotected exposure may help ensure that your child has adequate levels of Vitamin D. When it comes to sun exposure, a little goes a long way.

If you wonder whether your Gardnerville child needs Vitamin D supplements, talk to your Reno pediatrician or primary care doctor.

This site is for Gardnerville people who are dedicated to improving the health of children in the Reno area. I am Norma Sommers. I sell a nutritional product that Gardnerville parents can feel good about. If you would like to try Xocai, contact me by phone or email.

Norma Sommers
Carson City, Nevada  zip code
89701    (775) 721-6565   ahxocai@clearwire.net

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I am Norma Sommers, and I am a Carson City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai and Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products online and in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Lake Tahoe. Our valued Reno customers recommend Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products because Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products the products work, the company works, the financial opportunity works, questions?.

Xocai is also a fantastic Xocai home-based business in the Reno area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/ahxocai.

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Vidoes Can Help Minden E-Tailers

Vidoes Can Help Minden E-Tailers

It seems like everyone in Minden has their own video on YouTube. Whether it is a shaky phone-filmed clip of their daughter’s dance solo or the winning goal in a Minden soccer game, videos have a huge impact.

The online marketplace is like the newspapers in Harry Potter’s world: the people in the photos actually move and talk! Why should your Minden home business site be the electronic equivalent of an inert Muggle newspaper?

Savvy Minden online retailers use the power of video to sell online.

Customer Testimonial Video
Record one of your satisfied Minden home business customers enthusiastically extolling the virtues of your Minden online business.

How-To Video
Find a YouTube clip of an expert explaining how to use your product or services. (Make sure you don’t drive potential customers to your competitor’s site.) This type of video works well for Minden direct marketers. The parent company site usually has professional marketing videos ready to drop into your e-store.

Product Demonstration Video
This is similar to the previous two videos. This video should emphasize how your product or service is superior to your competitors. If you give product demos at Minden trade shows, simply record one of them. Voila! A perfect video for your website!

Visual Stories
Easy-to-understand graphics and animation can explain complicated products and services. These are more difficult to produce yourself if you are not a professional. However, they can be extremely effective if your product or service is complex.

If you want more ideas for promoting your online store, contact me today.

Norma Sommers (775) 721-6565 ahxocai@clearwire.net http://mxi.myvoffice.com/ahxocai

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I am Norma Sommers, and I am a Carson City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai and Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products online and in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Lake Tahoe. Our valued Reno customers recommend Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products because Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products the products work, the company works, the financial opportunity works, questions?.

Xocai is also a fantastic Xocai home-based business in the Reno area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/ahxocai.

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How to Choose a Reno Pediatrician

How to Choose a Reno Pediatrician

Keeping children healthy is among the highest priorities for Carson City, Nevada parents.

There are hundreds of qualified pediatricians to help with your health goals in the Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville, and Minden area, but how do you choose one?

Since these medical professionals are the people you will rely on to give your child immunizations and advise you on proper nutrition for your family, you’ll want someone you’re comfortable with.

One of the best things you can do is to ask other Reno parents which pediatricians they recommend. As soon as you have a few names, you can begin calling the offices and perusing the websites for each practice.

Here are a few questions to keep in mind when talking to the receptionist or nurse on the phone:

Where did the doctor go to medical school?
Is the staff friendly?
Are the office hours convenient for your schedule?
Does the doctor belong to a group practice where they can cover for each other during vacations, etc.?
What hospital does the doctor or practice use?

When you have narrowed down your list to a pediatrician that fits these criteria, you can visit the office and ask the staff or pediatrician any additional questions you may have. This is one of the best ways to understand children’s healthcare in Gardnerville.

I’m Norma Sommers and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a great Carson City home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://mxi.myvoffice.com/ahxocai or give me a call at (775) 721-6565.

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I am Norma Sommers, and I am a Carson City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai and Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products online and in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Lake Tahoe. Our valued Reno customers recommend Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products because Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products the products work, the company works, the financial opportunity works, questions?.

Xocai is also a fantastic Xocai home-based business in the Reno area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/ahxocai.

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Carson City Family Fitness

Carson City Family Fitness

Many parents in Carson City are concerned about the amount of time their kids spend in front of a screen, either playing games or watching TV. We want to encourage our children to be physically active and thereby healthier.

There are several things Lake Tahoe parents can do to increase their kids level of physical activity. Lake Tahoe pediatricians stress the importance of being a role model for your kids. Lake Tahoe children who see their parents participating in activities are more likely to be active themselves.

When children see their mom or dad doing yoga in the living room or holding a plank position and doing push ups they can’t resist trying it. By turning exercising into a game, you can keep your child interested.

Positive and active parenting is an exciting opportunity to raise healthy and fit kids in Lake Tahoe. I am hoping that today’s kids in Lake Tahoe will be healthier than our generation.

My name is Norma Sommers and I am a local Xocai representative. I advocate for children’s health and would love to talk to you today. Call me to learn more about kids health and Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products. I recommend Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products because Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products the products work, the company works, the financial opportunity works, questions?.

Chocolate Coach Norma Sommers
Carson City, Nevada 89701
(775) 721-6565
ahxocai@clearwire.net
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I am Norma Sommers, and I am a Carson City-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in May 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xocai and Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products online and in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, and Lake Tahoe. Our valued Reno customers recommend Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products because Xocai Healthy Chocolate Products the products work, the company works, the financial opportunity works, questions?.

Xocai is also a fantastic Xocai home-based business in the Reno area. Nevada entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Nevada healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://mxi.myvoffice.com/ahxocai.

Call me at (775) 721-6565 to own your own Xocai business in Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, or Lake Tahoe.

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