My friend's dog passed away last week. As we talked about how she would discuss this with her eight-year-old daughter, I panicked and said "Just tell her the dog went to sleep." I know this is not the best solution. I know, rationally, that honesty is the best policy but my gut reaction was to protect this child I care about.
Many expectant mothers are wary of taking drugs during the early weeks of pregnancy, as this time period can be crucial for the development of their baby. However, sometimes it’s hard to know for sure just what kind of effects medications can have on an unborn child.
Did you know your kitchen could actually be making you sick?
That’s right – if it’s not cleaned properly, the kitchen could be host to many kinds of germs.
Here are some easy tips for keeping your kitchen clean and your food safe.
The professional societies of 17 medical specialties have recently released a list of 135 medical tests, treatments and procedures they have deemed almost always unnecessary and potentially harmful for patients. The initiative is part of a campaign called Choosing Wisely and is meant to encourage doctors to either avoid or seriously...
It seems like everyone has an opinion when it comes to the Duchess of Cambridge – and one writer in particular had a sharp tongue when she offered her critique on the pregnant princess.
Heart disease often brings to mind the elderly and the sick, not the young and vibrant youth who this month, are bringing awareness to heart health in America with just a jump rope. Each February, American Heart Month is celebrated to draw attention to the ever-present problem of heart disease and to raise funds that will directly benefit those affected.
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching and hearts are everywhere. But did you know that February is also heart health month? Here are some easy tips to keep your heart healthy.
Don’t Smoke. Avoid smoking and using any products containing tobacco. In addition to causing cancer, smoking can harden the arteries, and tobacco can elevate your heart rate.
A health care proxy is a legal document that designates another person, or agent, to make health care decisions for you if you cannot make them for yourself. This form of an advance directive, also known as a durable power of attorney for health care, is a crucial device if you are in a situation in which you can no longer make medical decisions for yourself.
Now with the holidays over, shedding some newfound pounds may rank high on your resolution list. A good first start is to swap out those routine foods and beverages that are high in empty calories and saturated fat. Simple changes like drinking water in place of juice or soda or using mustard instead of mayonnaise will definitely make a difference.