Health & Wellness
Garage door safety knowledge can protect your whole family
What is likely the largest, heaviest moving object in your home? Answer: It's your garage door. Do you know how to operate and maintain your garage door safely? Do your kids know the potential hazards that a garage door may present? Here are a few things to think about that will help build your knowledge of garage door s...
If the plays aren't working, re-adjust the game plan
Just over a decade ago, a diagnosis of the blood cancer chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a disease in which the body produces cancerous white blood cells, was considered a death sentence with only a few years of expected survival. But today, an estimated 28,000 Americans are currently living with this disease - a direct r...
Keep food safe in your kitchen with these tips
How safe is your kitchen? It's a question you should always be asking yourself. In order to prevent foodborne illness, avoiding cross-contamination is essential. When cooking at home, remember to follow these tips from food safety experts.
Protecting your home against winter's 'silent killer'
Known as the "silent killer," carbon monoxide (CO) is responsible for an average of 450 deaths and 20,000 emergency room visits each year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. With more than two-fifths of all CO poisonings occurring between December and February, homeowners are at increased risk ...
Your dieting daughter: Protecting her from a thinness-obsessed culture
Research confirms over and over again the high failure rate of dieting. Dieting often causes far more problems than it solves. Not only do most people gain back any weight they lose, they lower their metabolism, change their hormones so weight loss is even harder and they often end up bingeing as a result of deprivation....
Strolling your way to good foot health
When's the last time you thought about your foot health? From wiggling to walking, feet are used constantly, but are often forgotten when it comes to living healthy. Because the health of your feet can affect everything you do, it's wise to keep them looking and feeling great. With a few simple steps, you can prevent inj...
Women: Do you know all your contraceptive choices?
It has been said that most of life is about making choices and the rest is about luck. Every day, women are faced with numerous choices - both big and small, from which political affiliations we hold to how we raise our families to what to serve for dinner to how to style our hair. One area that we don't often realize ho...
Five simple, nutritious lunch box swaps
For students, going to school isn't just about understanding reading, writing and arithmetic; it's also about learning the importance of good nutrition. Healthy eating takes center stage in the lunch room, so when your children open their lunch boxes, are they hitting a healthy home run, or striking out? Here are five si...
Digital dos and don'ts for families
Serving nutritious meals, ensuring everyone gets enough sleep and physical activity, helping kids navigate the emotional challenges of growing up - parents have a lot to think about when it comes to keeping their kids healthy. Over the past decade, one more concern has emerged, and it's gaining in importance: teaching ch...
Curious about the Mediterranean diet? How to make it work for you
The people in countries bordering the Mediterranean have historically been known as some of the healthiest, fittest people in the world. Their diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, wholesome whole grains, and fish and lean meats has long been hailed by nutritionists and health experts as a reliable recipe for weight contr...