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Water Cooler: Why does it feel good to be in nature?

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 1, 2021

Nature has always been associated with good health. In today’s lifestyle marketing, “natural” is nearly used as a synonym of “healthy.” Open-air classrooms were popular in the early 1900s as a way to teach ill school children while exposing them to plenty of fresh air and sunshine per the medical advice of the time. Nineteenth-century public asylums began to be designed with acres of surrounding gardens and natural landscapes.

News >  Family

The delta variant and kids: Parents’ questions answered

UPDATED: Mon., July 26, 2021

For a brief moment, it felt like we parents had made it. School was wrapping up. People, including kids ages 12 and older, were getting vaccinated. Mask mandates were easing. But now we’re facing the delta variant – a highly contagious strain of the coronavirus.
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Water Cooler: The importance of our hips and how they work

UPDATED: Sun., July 25, 2021

Your hips aren’t just for busting moves on the dance floor. They are essential for your body’s mobility, from standing and balancing to bending, lifting, pivoting, stepping, jumping and many other movements. Hips also provide support for the organs and our spine. No matter your age, maintaining hip health is crucial for quality of life and overall physical health.