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Health Sentinel: A heads up about smartphone, tablet use

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American adults spend 151 minutes a day, on average, looking at their smartphone screens, according to a recent report on Internet and screen-time trends published by analysts at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.

Health briefs

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Tools and Techniques for Artists With and Without Disabilities: How to Handle the Resistance in the Creative Process web­inar will be 3-4 p.m. Jan. 27. To register, go to http://fifth​freedom.org/u/zv.

Oz and Roizen: Kids will eat whole grains

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Q: I want to upgrade my 6-year-old's eating habits, but he is stuck on mashed potatoes, grilled cheese and pasta with butter. I know all about pureeing veggies into sneaky places, but he often rejects that. Any other ideas? — Mayla, R.

Diet Detective column: Carefully vet a personal trainer before hiring

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Right about now you’re probably abandoning your New Year’s resolution, which means it might be a good time to think about hiring a personal trainer.