Whole-wheat, oatmeal, pecan waffles (or pancakes)

pancakes_2_300x200By Beth Stokes

Growing up, my mom would make me pancakes or waffles every day before school. We’re talking 6:30 every morning, rain, shine or snow drift. She didn’t use whole-wheat flour, but I’ll cut her some slack. Because I am diabetic, I used an alternative to syrup that is similar to the berry topping in the recipe below. Continue reading

March 21 webinar: “Get Healthy with Your Health Net Wellness Programs”

Woman at laptopWhen you take charge of your health and make more informed decisions, you are investing in your long-term health and well-being. Even when you are feeling fine, it’s important to take preventive steps to help manage your health and identify potential health risks. Continue reading

Help your young athlete stay healthy

76767347More American kids are playing sports than ever before. It’s great news—physical activity helps children stay fit and feel good about themselves.

But injuries can happen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sports and recreation-related injuries are common. They send more than 2.6 million kids age 19 and younger to emergency departments each year. Continue reading

Keep kids safe from poisoning

medication safetyPoison is a real danger for American kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 300 children go to an emergency department each day due to poisoning. And every day, two kids die. It’s heartbreaking, but there are ways you can help keep your child safe from potentially poisonous products. Continue reading