stroke prevention

5 Simple Lifestyle Changes for Stroke Prevention

Did you know that stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in the USA?   It’s also a major cause of death worldwide. (1) Fortunately, the right lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the risk.   According to the World Health Organization, a staggering 85% of cases are preventable — all it takes is […]

Signs and symptoms of stroke

Having a Stroke: Signs, Symptoms, and Prevention

Having a stroke is serious business.  It can leave you injured, paralyzed, and in severe cases, the unthinkable can happen: death.     Thankfully, strokes are becoming less and less common…   Fewer Americans die of strokes each year thanks to new medical developments and healthier lifestyle choices.   As a matter of fact, the latest […]

Mother’s Day

12 Healthy Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day She Won’t Forget

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to keep Mom healthy for years to come?! The best part is, you don’t have to spend a lot to show her you love her.  After all, a little love goes a long way, whether it’s a heartfelt note, a home-cooked meal, or a little family getaway.  […]

Social Isolation

Parenting During COVID – Helping Kids Cope with Social Isolation

Kids are social creatures, so how has social isolation affected them in the last year?  With school closures and stress in the household, the pandemic has had devastating effects on mental health around the world.  As a parent, it’s important to provide support in these hard times, but it’s easier said than done.  The effects […]

Finding the right doctor

Finding the Right Pediatrician For Your Little One or Teen

Just like finding the right stroller, the right school, or the right food, finding the right doctor can have a big impact on your child’s health.   But like any trusting relationship, this one needs time and chemistry to make the perfect match.   Let’s take a closer look at how to find the perfect […]

Common health hazard

10 Common Health Hazards for Your Child’s Long-Term Development

Letting harm come to your little one is every parent’s worst nightmare.   You want your child to grow up happy, healthy, and vibrant, but there will always be challenges along the way.  Some challenges start at a young age, like bullying, electronic devices, and inflammatory foods that can lead to obesity and other chronic […]

Child’s mental health during COVID-19

Helping With Your Child’s Mental Health During COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to households around the world, and your child’s mental health may be suffering.   Isolation, uncertainty, stress, fear, and grief make it an emotionally challenging time.   Young children also feel these changes, and the worldwide pandemic has taken a serious toll on their mental health.   Older kids and […]

Zinc and immune function

Move Over Vitamin C, Here Comes Assistance: Zinc and Immune Function

Zinc keeps the immune system strong, but what happens if you’re low on zinc?  When you’re low on zinc your immune system can suffer, and roughly 2 billion people worldwide are considered deficient. (1) The good news is that zinc deficiency is pretty easy to fix as long as you eat healthily.  Let’s take a […]

Importance of sleep

The Importance of Sleep Quality for a Healthy, Happy Life

It’s undeniable… sleep is a key part of a healthy, joyful life.  In fact, having good sleep hygiene is just as important as exercise and nutrition. However, the importance of sleep is often overlooked, misunderstood, or neglected altogether! That’s partly because modern life simply doesn’t make it easy on us.  Are you permanently plugged into […]

Sleep Disorders

3 Most Common Sleep Disorders – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

“Sleep disorder” is an umbrella term for medical conditions that disrupt your sleep. (1)   While they occur at night, sleep disorders also affect your ability to overcome life’s daily challenges.   In fact, they may even be a contributing factor to other health issues, both physical and mental.   Sleep disorders are characterized by […]

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