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Who Are We As A Nation Is Changing

If you’re name is James or John Smith, well, you’re definitely NOT alone.  Those are the two most common names in the country to the tune of 7-million plus.

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To Push Kids Into Exercise – Don’t Push

 
Does your child or grandchild get enough exercise?  My six year old daughter Katelyn the “Gator” has discovered Minecraft and it is becoming Mind-Control Craft!  She loves it and I worry that she won’t be reading or playing or using her own great imagination as much as she used to so I’m developing a limited use schedule with rewards for good behavior.  One thing science has shown us is that nagging and trying to "guilt" kids into exercise most likely won’t work.

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Teen Drinking Down — Teen Marijuana Use Up

With school back in session a lot of parents fear the impact of peer pressure on their kids choices regarding drugs and alcohol.  While each kid and circumstance is unique, a  new U.S. government report says the percentage of teens who are using drugs, alcohol and cigarettes is falling.

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Canadian Kids Thinner Than Ours – What’s Up With That?

Does fat stop at the Northern border?  A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that about 17.5 percent of U...

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Art In The Orchards To Support Children’s Village

KIT radio, me and so many of you have been long time supporters of Children’s Village.  They do amazing work for kids and families with special medical needs.  A tremendous amount of creativity has gone into building and sustaining the village and it continues this Saturday.

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Who Is Happier? Red Couples Or Blue Couples?

Think about your friends and the married couples you know and ask yourself – Who is happier, the Republicans or the Democrats?  A new study reported on by the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal has the answer.

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Could There Be A Real Purpose For Heartburn?

Think about all the radio and TV ads for heartburn relief you’ve heard over the years.  Some more entertaining than others — "I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!" — and some products more effective than others. While heartburn literally can be a pain, it may once have served a healthful purpose.

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Saying It In Public Helps It Become So And Makes It Last

Chances are if you are married and a KIT listener you have been married for a while now.  Think back to those first few years of courtship.  Think you would have shared all the details of those first relationship milestones on Facebook - if it existed at the time?  Maybe not?  Well, they sure are doing it today and according to researchers it pays off in stronger longer relationships.

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CDC Says Let The Students Sleep In

It won’t be long before it will be time to start transitioning the kids sleep schedule to get them ready for back to school. Kids, sleep and school can be the trifecta of frustration for a lot of parents.  I myself was not an easy riser.

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Category: Education, Families
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Yakima Family Medicine’s Back To School Fair This Saturday

August is knocking and the start of school is closing fast.  Are your kids ready? 

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Category: Families, Medical

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