Best Ways to Get Your Child to Sleep Through the Night

Sleeping through the night

As parents, we’ve all been there, the no sleep zone. It’s brutal, especially when you are new to the whole parenting scene. Insomnia is definitely something that one needs to build up a tolerance to.  But what can you do to get them to sleep so that you can get some shut eye and function like a normal human being, which is really in the ... Read More...

Quiz: Health of Our Presidents

health of presidents

How well do you know our presidents? How well do you know what ailed? The fact is that many American presidents tried to cover up their illnesses, fearing that health problems would paint them as weak in the public eye. See if you can guess the president from the descriptions below: 1) This president had a lump at the roof of his mouth. ... Read More...

5 Mood Enhancing Foods (Happy Food!)

Chocolate: a happy food

There’s no doubt that for many of us, food makes us happy. Whether it’s an ice-cream pick-me-up or a meal that reminds us of mom, eating and our emotions have a strong link. Yet, on a chemical level there are some foods that really can impact our moods. Check out these five foods that have the right nutrients to make for a better ... Read More...

Sanity and the Toddler Nap

toddler nap

“It’s nap time,” I say to my daughter. Luckily, this announcement isn’t met with cries and wails. She’s often running on all cylinders, so she needs the downtime – not to mention, so do I. Napping not only gives her the rest she needs, but it also ensures she won’t have a meltdown later that afternoon.  My two-year old can ... Read More...

Toddlers and iPads: When to Give Kids Access to Screens

toddlers and iPads

In my house, we don’t have cable and, therefore, don’t watch much TV. But that doesn’t mean we’re screen-free. I sit behind a computer from 9-5. I commute by train and subway with the companionship of my iPhone, and at night I log a good hour or more either checking in on emails and social networks or just household planning and ... Read More...

What Your Pharmacist Can Do Other Than Fill Prescriptions

Pharmacists do more than fill prescriptions.

If you think pharmacists simply stand behind a counter filling pill bottles all day, think again: your pharmacist is as vital a member of your healthcare team as your doctor. Here's a look at the essential role pharmacists play in our health and the additional services you may not even know they offer. Pharmacists are responsible ... Read More...

Fact vs. Fiction: Eggs and Cholesterol

High cholesterol doesn't have to mean cutting out eggs for good.

Do you totally avoid eating eggs in order to keep your cholesterol numbers down? While we applaud you for your strong willpower, you may have been depriving yourself unnecessarily. Here's a look at what's true and false regarding eggs and cholesterol: FICTION Eggs should be avoided entirely in order to keep your cholesterol levels ... Read More...

Video Telemedicine Allows Rural Residents to See Doctors More Easily

Doctors are now examining patients by video conference to combat the lack of specialists in rural parts of the country.

For those of us who live in or nearby a major city, access to doctors and hospitals may be something we take for granted. But for people in rural areas of the country, the nearest specialist could be a multiple-hour drive away. To address the doctor shortage - which will likely be compounded when millions more Americans are added to the ... Read More...

How to Decrease Spread of Germs at School

The days of teaching kids to cover their mouths with their hands are over. Experts advise us to cough and sneeze into the crooks of our arms now.

It's that time of year again - back to school. Kids all over America are converging on cramped classrooms just as the seasons change, making schools prime germ-incubators. Colds, the flu, sore throats, fevers, and stomach aches will all be par for the course, along with less common conditions found in schools like whooping cough, head lice, pink ... Read More...

Baby Boomers Embracing Health Apps Under Doctor’s Orders

Baby boomers are more apt to embrace mobile health apps if recommended by their doctors.

While members of the baby boomer generation are probably not the first to embrace new mobile app trends, a new survey reveals that, if recommended by their doctor, most baby boomers will download a health app. The poll of 600 baby boomers found that, although only 24 percent own smart phones, 60 percent say they would download a health and ... Read More...