Whether or not they like it, kids need plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep can be a bigger problem than sleepiness. Over time, not getting enough shut-eye can lead to tired children who struggle with regulating their moods and paying attention in school. Insufficient sleep may even contribute to childhood obesity. But as with many… Continue Reading ›

Healthy eating is important, but conflicting messages about what’s good for you and what isn’t can make meal planning a challenge. One of the simplest approaches to building a healthy diet is to prioritize clean eating. With a clean eating lifestyle, you’ll emphasize whole foods while reducing foods that fall into the refined and heavily… Continue Reading ›

When you hear the phrase “heart disease,” you might think only about heart attacks. But this phrase actually covers a broad range of cardiovascular issues that affect the heart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease kills about 655,000 Americans every year. That’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. And it… Continue Reading ›

Women of color experience life-threatening pregnancy complications more often than white women. And among Black women in particular, the rates are startlingly high. Maternal death robs children of their mothers and leaves holes in communities. Families deserve better. Experts are working to unpack the complex factors that contribute to higher complication rates among women of… Continue Reading ›

While you might associate February 14th with chocolates and paper hearts, Valentine’s Day isn’t the only special event on this date. It’s also National Donor Day, a time set aside to recognize the contributions of organ and tissue donors. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the donation process.  Unfortunately, myths and misunderstandings about… Continue Reading ›

Every day, about 4,950 people learn for the first time that they have cancer. That can be a scary thought, especially since you might someday be among them. Because unfortunately, cancer is more common than you think. The more you understand about cancer risks, though, the better you can protect yourself. In honor of World… Continue Reading ›

You probably know that eating well and moving more will do wonders for your body, especially that vital organ in the center of your chest. That’s great advice, but it’s short on specifics.  Instead of aiming for a general goal and hoping for the best, it’s smart to find out how many minutes of exercise… Continue Reading ›

Handwashing is one of the best tools for preventing the spread of disease and infection. And while people might know that on an intellectual level, it’s a different story in practice. One study found that only 31% of men washed up with soap and water after using a public restroom. Another revealed that around 35%… Continue Reading ›

In 2021, more than 14,000 women will get diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer, many of them likely young. That’s because cervical cancer tends to affect women in their 30s and 40s, though the risk still exists in older women. This disease can be deadly, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself against… Continue Reading ›

The winter months can be rough on your skin, especially more exposed areas like your hands and face. Dryness and the flaking, itching and painful cracks that accompany it are common wintertime complaints. Other skin issues that sometimes flare up in cold weather include frostnip, heat rash, eczema and even sunburn. If your approach to… Continue Reading ›