Four traditional Chinese recipes for growing children

Children have unique developmental needs. We look at Chinese supplements appropriate for their needs as they grow. Based on their bodies, the best supplements for children are not the same as adults. They need food that is easily absorbed and strengthens their lung, spleen and kidney functions. However, the recipes below are also suitable for adults and elderly people to consume as well. Continue reading

Youth Voices: Ward off dry winter skin with homemade facials

The wintry weather is harsh on skin with blustery winds and indoor heat. Your skin will lose its moisture — in other words, the freezing winter temperatures will dry your skin. However, to restore your skin’s moisture, homemade face masks repair and brighten your skin considerably. Continue reading

Understand lung cancer risks in National Radon Month

Radon, a radioactive gas that is found in nearly all soils, has been identified as one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the United States. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon causes between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths every year in the country. Continue reading

Some Mass. public schools to increase class time

For thousands of Mass. public school students, their school day is about to get to longer. Massachusetts was one of five states that will add at least 300 hours of learning time at some schools in 2013. The other states include Colorado, Connecticut, New York and Tennessee. Continue reading