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Read the latest articles online from The Journal, our quarterly newsletter offering the latest information on services and specialties, upcoming events and classes, and other resources for healthy lifestyles.

Why Kids Get Carsick

Does your child dread road trips? Carsickness isn't about the car. It's a mismatch in the messages the body is sending to the brain. Read these tips to help prevent carsickness. 

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Organic Foods — A Good Idea?

What does the word organic mean? How do you tell the difference between organic and non-organic foods? Why are organics more expensive? Find out the facts on the organic food industry.

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Having the "Sex Talk" With Your Teen

Are you ready to talk to your teen about sex? Here are a few suggestions to get the conversation started.

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Turn to The Journal, a publication of Lutheran Medical Center, for useful and accurate health advice as well as updates on unique programs and services offered at Lutheran. Through such tools we strive to help improve your quality of life.
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    Fibromyalgia affects millions of Americans, according to the American College of Rheumatology. Women of childbearing age are most likely to have it, but it can affect men and children, as well.

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

    Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers and are at low risk for alcohol dependence. If you're concerned about drinking use this tool to find out if you have a problem.

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      There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.

      Every family passes something down – your grandmother’s wedding band, Uncle Joe’s lucky tackle box, an older brother’s clothes. Did you know you can even pass down a tendency to develop diabetes?