Sleep is essential for your physical and mental well-being. Though sleep needs vary from person to person, the National Institutes of Health recommends adults get 7-8 hours of sleep a day.
Sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and depression. In
Thousands of Americans, many of them children, are injured each year in incidents associated with fireworks, according to the National Council of Fireworks Safety. Most of these injuries occur during the Fourth of July holiday and include serious burns, loss of fingers, and blindness.
Though the most disabling injuries occur with
Buying the right helmet
Although helmets can cost between $13 and $50, they can save money by possibly preventing a visit to your child's healthcare provider or the emergency room. They also may save lives. When shopping for a helmet, take your child with you—a child will be more likely to
It’s important for young children to get enough calcium and vitamin D, because it helps build strong bones. Some of the highest levels are found in milk.
However, what if parents prefer not to give a young child milk—for instance, because they’re vegan or because they would rather have a milk
Do you know what prebiotics and probiotics are? Nutrition science has identified that prebiotics and probiotics are “bugs/bacteria” and “bug/bacteria promoters” that are known to improve health. They do so by first targeting the health of your gut.
While many benefit from prebiotics and probiotics in a supplement form, most don’t
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading to 1 of every 20 deaths. Stroke is also the leading cause of long-term disability and the leading cause of preventable disability.
A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Finding it early, when it’s small and hasn’t spread, makes skin cancer easier to treat. That’s where you come in.
The American Cancer Society recommends doing a skin self-exam once a month to check all over your skin. To perform the exam,
The act of flipping a row of sizzling burgers on a barbecue grill is one of summer's simple pleasures. However, there is danger lurking in those glowing embers, and the potential damage is far worse than a few charred cheeseburgers.
Because barbecue grills are operated in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, they
As a parent, you want to protect your child from every danger. One of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s safety is to vaccinate them, particularly in their vulnerable first year.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has the
Cooking healthy meals and eating smart snacks is so much easier when your pantry is fully stocked with healthy staples.
“If you’re like a lot of people, you probably have a variety of healthy and unhealthy foods in your pantry,” said Eva Powers, RDN a registered dietitian and advisor with the Centegra Healthy Living