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Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • Working Parents Day

    Posted on September 14, 2015 by Core Products

    The days of a single income household are becoming more and more rare with most households having both parents carrying jobs outside the home. September 16th is Working Parents Day and we’d like to celebrate these parents with tips to keep you healthy and rested so you can enjoy every moment with their families at the end of the day.

    Stress is a common factor among working parents in the U.S. There is pressure put on both moms and dads to not only contribute to the household income by carrying full-time jobs but also maintain all of the other household and parenting responsibilities. For many, there is simply not enough time in the day and sleep often suffers. Whether you have too much to do to get a good nights’ sleep or you have insomnia while lying in bed thinking of all the responsibly looming over you, sleep is usually the first sacrifice. Many studies have stressed the importance of 7-8 hours of sleep per night for optimal health. Even though it may not seem that is possible- make every effort to get your rest. Being well-rested will reduce stress and also give you the energy you need to face the duties ahead.

    It’s also important to establish a set of priorities. Don’t sacrifice your family time by staying at work those extra hours. Leave the office on time and try to clear your mind of workplace stress before going home to your family. Your children can sense when you are stressed and it will likely leave them feeling stressed as well. Take time on the drive home to decompress- take some deep breaths and let the work day go so you can focus on family.

    Childcare is one of the most important factors in determining who will care for your child when you return to work. It’s stressful for parents to leave their child in the care of another. Before you commit do your research. Take tours of facilities you are considering and ask other families what their experiences have been. If you are taking your child to an in-home child care setting make sure you ask for references and call! Get to know those caring for your children and make sure they have adequate information about any health or allergy concerns.

    Keep these tips in mind from Core Products for success at work and at home!


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  • September is Baby Safety Month

    Posted on September 10, 2015 by Core Products

    There aren’t many things as precious as newborn babies and their safety is surely a top priority for parents. Despite their cuteness, babies can cause stress especially for new parents. There are so many things to remember with babies like baby gates and baby proofing, but making sure babies are healthy and safe should be on top of the list. We’ve compiled some tips to help keep babies safe during Baby Safety Month.

    Sleeping. There are a ton of products on the market today that promise to help your baby sleep at night. BE CAREFUL- many of these products have been recalled or have proven not only to not help sleep but can also harm babies. To prevent injuries or something as serious as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) always read the latest information about any products you are considering and make sure they aren’t recalled. It may be best to forgo any of the misleading products and keep your baby safe in the crib without the gimmicks.

    Car Safety. From the time you leave the hospital with your newborn you realize how precious that cargo is! Having a federally approved car seat is essential and so is installing it correctly. Always read the safety instructions for your car seat and if you are concerned about installation, there are often programs through a local organization or police department that can assist with correct installation. Remember the back seat is the safest place for all children.

    Choking. The scariest times in parents’ lives may be when they suspect their child is choking. Choking is a real danger especially since young children like to put everything in their mouths. Make sure your child is playing with toys that are age-appropriate with no small pieces that can cause choking. Also, keep any chords or strings out of reach of your child to reduce the possibility of strangulation.

    Bathing Safety. Bathing a child can be a joyous and bonding time for both parents and baby- but there are several precautions that need to be taken to ensure a safe bath time. Always check that the temperature of the water is OK before submersing your child. It’s best if you can turn down your water heater so there is not a chance that an older child could turn on the hot water and get burned. Never leave your child unattended. Numerous trips are taken to the emergency room every year due to bathing-related injuries. Let the phone ring or don’t answer the door if it means leaving your baby unattended in the bath.

    Keeping babies safe can be overwhelming for even the most experienced parents. Keep these tips in mind and if you have any questions or concerns of what is appropriate for your child’s age turn to a trusted resource to help get your questions answered.


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  • 4 Body Pains You Shouldn’t Ignore

    Posted on September 6, 2015 by Core Products

    Aches and pains are sometimes a natural part of the aging process- but what pains should not be ignored? Many Americans avoid seeking medical attention until ailments have become severe and advanced. Here at Core Products we have come up with 4 ailments that should NOT be ignored.

    1.) Severe headache. If you are experiencing a headache that is uncommon for you or extremely painful seek medical attention immediately. Like with all of these ailments, there could be a simple cause but taking your chances by not seeking treatment can be life threatening. While a severe headache could be caused by something simple like a sinus headache it could also indicate a brain hemorrhage or brain tumor. If you are experiencing the worst headache of your life- go the ER immediately.

    2.) Pain in the chest, shoulder or arm. Chest pain can indicate many things but most importantly it could be a sign of a heart attack. Most people believe they will feel extreme pain when experiencing a heart attack- but it’s often just discomfort or heaviness in the chest. Don’t wait for the pain to get worse- seek medical attention right away. The sooner you get medical health the better chances you have of surviving even a severe heart attack.

    3.) Severe Abdominal Pain. Many serious medical ailments can be the cause of severe abdominal pain. Most likely severe abdominal pain can be attributed to a ruptured appendix or Gallbladder or pancreas problems. Don’t take the chance of your appendix rupturing- seek help right away.

    4.) Calf pain can often be linked to a muscle injury or a result of strenuous exercise, but when the pain cannot be linked to an injury calf pain should not be ignored. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is very serious and occurs when the veins in your legs prevent blood from flowing and clots form. When a clot breaks loose it could lead to an even called an embolism. Embolisms can travel through the body and block arteries in your brain or lungs.

    Listen to your body! If you are experiencing severe pain or any pain that is unusual enough to cause you concern, you should seek medical attention right away. You’ll save time and money (and maybe even your life!) if you address these concerns right away.


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  • Back to School Health Tips

    Posted on September 2, 2015 by Core Products

    It’s that time again, kids and college students alike are getting ready to head back to school. With that can come stressful nights’ sleep, heavy backpacks and stress. School can be challenging on its own so keeping yourself and your children as healthy as possible is key to a good start. There are some easy ways to make sure that when you step into the classroom you are ready for success!

    Good night’s sleep. Summer break can throw off sleeping schedules for school-aged children. In order to be as prepared as possible for the new year, a good night’s sleep is very important. In the weeks before school starts it’s a good idea to start getting kids back into their school year sleep routines. Establish a set bedtime and stick to it. You may find in the early weeks kids are exhausted and may need even more sleep than usual. Turn those TV’s off and put the Kindles down and make sure your kids are rested and ready for the day ahead.

    Back pain. Backpacks, uncomfortable desks and poor posture can all contribute to back pain. Having back pain can be a huge distraction when you are trying to focus on learning. Choosing a well-fitted backpack and having the right posture can help alleviate pain. And although it may not be an option to leave those heavy books at home, only carry what you have to. This will give your back a break. Sit up properly at your desk with your feet flat on the floor and shoulders back. Choosing the right sleeping pillow can help alleviate back pain as well.

    Stress. Most of us experience some form of stress when starting something new and that can have a big toll on your learning success. Kids that are prepared for the school year by getting acquainted with their classrooms and teachers usually experience less back-to-school stress. Talk with your children about any concerns they may have and make sure they know what to expect and they will surely start the school year off right!


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