Lessons in Retention: Parents Can Help Young Minds Learn at Home

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Lessons in Retention: Parents Can Help Young Minds Learn at Home

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – As an adult, you may know that lessons learned in high school or college can quickly go by the wayside. Studies have shown that children struggling …

Baby Teeth Are More Important That You Might Think

Childhood cavities seem inevitable – nearly every kid gets one at some point or another – and baby teeth aren’t permanent, so it’s no big deal if kids occasionally skip brushing and flossing, right? Pediatric dentists disagree. Despite the common belief that baby teeth aren’t important, taking care of children’s teeth will help them develop healthy adult smiles.

Baby teeth serve the same important functions as adult teeth: kids use them to chew and speak. On top of that, baby teeth preserve the structure of the gumline and “save space” for adult teeth to grow.

How to Be a Pro With Protein

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Protein has held an esteemed position in the nutrition world for some time. Next to water, protein is the most plentiful nutrient in the body. You may know you need protein to complete your daily nutrient requirements, but may not know exactly what it is doing for you or how much you need.

Protein happens to be one of the most versatile of all nutrients with many responsibilities in supporting your overall health. Most of us associate protein with maintaining healthy muscles, but protein is an important component of every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Protein supports your bones, brain cells, blood, skin, hair and finger nails. It supplies valuable enzymes that help regulate bodily functions. It acts as a “bus driver” transporting nutrients, oxygen and waste throughout the body. Protein is important for growth and maintenance of so many parts of your body.

One of the most immediate sensations you experience from eating protein, besides the satisfying flavors, is its ability to satiate your appetite. High-protein foods slow the movement of food from the stomach to the intestine. Slower digestion means you feel full for a longer period of time. Also, combining carbohydrate foods with protein provides a steadying effect on your blood sugar, which prevents a steep rise in blood sugar followed by a quick dive that can trigger hunger. For example, apples and peanut butter, dried fruit and nuts, cheese and crackers, or steak and potatoes are great combinations of foods with carbohydrate and protein.

Here’s a guide for how much protein you need each day:

* Sedentary Adult. Weight in pounds x 0.4* = grams of protein/day

* Physically Active Adult. Weight in pounds x 0.5-0.75 = grams of protein/day

* Competitive Adult Athlete. Weight in pounds x 0.6-0.9 = grams of protein/day

* Adult Building Muscle. Weight in pounds x 0.7-1.0 = grams of protein/day

* Recommended protein amounts per pound adapted from “Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People.”

When choosing protein-rich foods, pay attention to what comes along with the protein. Vegetable sources of protein, such as beans, nuts and whole grains, are excellent choices because they also offer fiber, vitamins and minerals. The best animal protein choices are fish, poultry and lean cuts of grass-fed red meat. We have become accustomed to much larger portions of animal protein than we actually need. You may be surprised to hear that a healthy portion of red meat and poultry is about the size of the palm of your hand. Animal protein does contain saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol, so it is best to consume more moderate portions and alternate it with vegetable proteins.

Of course, all these options are great until you try to take them on the go. A protein snack between meals curbs hunger, which helps you make more nutritious food choices. Throwing a steak into your purse for a quick snack is less than ideal and hardly appetizing. When your everyday foods aren’t available or convenient, look to portable protein sources, such as trail mix, a hard-boiled egg, string cheese, edamame, or a high-protein bar like LUNA Protein. LUNA Protein is an indulgent snack for anytime of the day. It provides 12 grams of protein with key vitamins and minerals women need at the same time.

Protein has earned its rightful position as a powerful nutrient for wellness. Understanding what protein does for you and how much you need will help you make better choices when it comes to replenishing, recovering and recharging your body each day.

Adult Acne: What to Do When Zits Return

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Acne’s mortifying when you’re a teen, but at least you can take comfort in knowing that, in a few years, you’ll never again get a big zit before a big date. Or will you?

Studies show that acne affects more than 50 percent of women between the ages of 20-29 and more than 25 percent of women between the ages of 40-49.1

Adult acne, like teenage acne, is related to hormones. Teens get acne during puberty, and many adult women experience breakouts linked to their menstrual cycle.

But adult acne and teenage acne may require different treatments. Teenage acne typically affects the T-zone, while adult acne afflicts the jaw area.

Adult acne may be harder to treat. “Women have drier skin than teens. It is more sensitive and harder to treat (especially on the jaw), and some women may have difficulty tolerating the more drying over-the-counter topical acne treatments.” explains Dr. Hilary Baldwin, associate professor and vice chairman of the Department of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate.

Women should talk with their dermatologists about prescription acne treatments, and be prepared for what may be an open-ended process. ACZONE (dapsone) Gel 5% has been FDA approved for the treatment of acne.

“The combination of moisturizing and anti-acne can be a tall order, so talking with a dermatologist can cut down on the treatment trial and error,” adds Dr. Baldwin. “I also tell my adult acne patients to cleanse gently, moisturize when you need to and come and see me so we can find the right treatment.”

For more product information, visit www.aczone.com.

1 Collier CN Harper JC Cantrell WC et al. The prevalence of acne in adults 20 years and older. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2008; 58 Aczone (dapsone) Gel 5% is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris.

Important Safety Information:

Do not use ACZONE® Gel if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in ACZONE® Gel or if you are younger than 12 years of age.

Tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.

Like all medicines, ACZONE® Gel can cause some side effects. The most common side effects of ACZONE® Gel are dryness, redness, oiliness, and peeling of the skin being treated.

When the active ingredient of ACZONE® Gel (called dapsone) is taken orally as a pill, it has been related to the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia). If you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, you may have a greater risk for lowering your hemoglobin level. However, using ACZONE® Gel on the skin is not expected to put enough dapsone in the blood to cause clinical symptoms of hemolytic anemia. You are advised to be alert for signs and symptoms suggestive of this type of anemia (sudden onset of: back pain, breathlessness, tiredness/weakness with daily activities, dark-brown urine, high fever, and yellow or pale skin). If you experience these signs and symptoms, stop use and call your doctor immediately. Use of benzoyl peroxide together with ACZONE® Gel at the same time may cause your skin to temporarily turn yellow or orange at the site of the application. ® marks owned by Allergan, Inc.