Making strong choices every day
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility. Read on and discover ways for living a good life together. Enjoy the best “you” you all can be.
ADHD Treatment Without Medication: What Are Your Options?
These days, the number of families affected by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 6.4 million children were diagnosed with ADHD in 2011, nearly 2 million more than were reported in 2003. In addition, around 10 million adults have the disorder as well.
Chronic Renal Failure: What You Should Know About End-Stage Renal Disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an all-too-common condition. It impacts about 30 million American adults, with millions more at increased risk or even unaware they have this potentially fatal illness, according to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).
Preparing for Vaginal Birth and Delivery: 5 Helpful Tips
When you're expecting a baby, there is so much to consider—everything from buying the best baby gear to choosing the right provider for your care is on your to-do list. And of course, there's that little matter of planning for the actual birth.
Visiting a Diabetic Specialist: 5 Questions You Should Ask
Whether you have a new diabetes diagnosis or notice changes to your symptoms, you may consider visiting or revisiting an endocrinologist or diabetic specialist. These health care providers are experts on your condition who can guide you through any lifestyle changes needed to optimize your quality of life with diabetes.
How to Prevent Mastitis: Understanding This Common Breast Health Issue
Mastitis — the word itself can strike fear into the heart of any breastfeeding parent. This breast infection is fairly common among breastfeeding women (it affects about 20 percent at some point during the breastfeeding relationship), but it's often difficult and painful. Some mothers may even consider ceasing breastfeeding if they have recurrent mastitis infections. Here's how to prevent mastitis so you can continue to nurse your baby in health and happiness — and how to treat it, if you do happen to get it.