Most of us know that our weight can have a positive or negative impact in our lives. Being overweight, for example, brings with it a number of health issues including cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, and an increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes.
High blood pressure increases your risk for dangerous health conditions like a stroke, a heart attack, kidney disease, and chronic heart failure. If that doesn’t give you the motivation to manage your blood pressure, this might.
It should be no surprise to anyone that 50 – 70 million Americans don’t get the restorative sleep they need. Just note the number of advertisements for mattresses, pillows, and mattress toppers we see everyday that all promise to deliver the perfect night’s sleep.
If you have been distressed recently and noticed the appearance of little red and blue lines on your legs, don’t panic. Yes, you are young, healthy, and quite fit, so why would you see those “old lady” spider veins? You may not like how they look, but the fact is they are really nothing to […]
Why does it seem that the grass always greener? Petite women often wish they were taller, and many women with small breasts wish they had larger ones. However, in reality you don’t really want the latter, as it can be a problem. Yes, having an ample bosom can be a problem. You may get noticed, […]
One can hardly pick up a frozen dinner, boxed cereal, or any prepackaged food and not notice the “Heart Healthy” label splashed all over the item. Relying on these marketing ploys alone will likely NOT provide much that is truly heart healthy. You don’t have to scrupulously count calories or become obsessive about your diet […]
Talk to twenty women who have had more than one mammogram in their life, and you will get several different answers to the question: “Is a mammogram painful?” Uncomfortable and scary may be a common answer. A few might say painful, but it only lasted a few seconds. Others may say it was no big […]
Per the CDC’s latest reports, the flu has now been reported as widespread in 42 states plus New York City and the District of Columbia, with 53 pediatric flu-related deaths reported so far. What this means for most, and certainly those with children, is that the flu is much closer to you and your home […]
For new moms (and even experienced ones) breastfeeding a newborn baby can be one of the most complicated and misunderstood aspects of motherhood. Many mothers and mothers-to-be have unanswered questions about breastfeeding that could help ease the process. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions, and some helpful answers, about breastfeeding.
It’s freezing out there! Not only is cold weather uncomfortable, it could be potentially dangerous. When your child is waiting at the bus stop or playing outside with friends, hypothermia and frostbite can happen more quickly than you think.