A summer health reality check

Summer is still here, but it is almost time for back-to-school and to start thinking fall sports and activities. You spent the earlier part of the year establishing a health-and-fitness routine to get ready for the summer. When it arrived, you had a healthier attitude, a positive outlook, and a more toned physique.

Eating Well | Pick 4 System makes back-to-school lunches as easy as 1-2-3-4

It’s hard to believe it’s back-to-school time already. That means parents are once again faced with the chore of shopping for backpacks, lunchboxes, clothes, and a host of other school supplies. However, based on what I hear from parents, packing lunches has to be the most dreaded back-to-school task of them all. This dread stems from a dilemma all too familiar to parents of school-aged kids: On the one hand, they know most lunches are destined to get thrown away or traded; on the other hand, they feel guilty if they don’t send their little loved ones off to school with proper nourishment.

Major changes coming to this month

According to Lucas County Job & Family Services, area residents who are enrolled in Medicaid need to be aware that two major changes that could significantly impact their ability to access the program’s benefits will be implemented beginning August 1 of 2016.

Commonsense campus-safety tips

This month, college campuses all across the country will come alive with incoming students, many of whom will be leaving behind the protective environment of home for the very first time. Amid tearful goodbyes to anxious parents and the eager anticipation of upcoming academic challenges and extracurricular activities, it’s easy to overlook the all-important issue of campus safety. But ignoring this key concern can leave students vulnerable to crime.

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