October means more than changing leaves, pumpkin spice and spooky door decor. Each year, store shelves fill with products sporting tiny pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and for good reason.  Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.  Men get breast cancer, too,… Continue Reading ›

Who should get a flu shot? Everyone! Well, just about, anyway. The annual flu vaccine protects your health and the wellbeing of those around you. This year, flu shots may be even more critical than usual, so it’s important for everybody to get on board. Common Myths About the Flu Vaccine Flu shots are an… Continue Reading ›

Like many Americans, you may start every morning with a steaming cup of joe. In the back of your mind, though, you might be wondering how healthy this habit is. It turns out that coffee is a complicated brew. In addition to caffeine, this drink’s most well-known compound, there are a number of other chemicals… Continue Reading ›

It’s officially fall! And while pumpkin spice everything has been lining store shelves for weeks, you’ve now got the calendar on your side to indulge in all the cozy comforts of the season. Before you curl up with a cup of tea and a good book, though, maybe give your space a once-over to see… Continue Reading ›

This year has seen schools across the country turn to virtual classrooms over physical ones, for obvious reasons. Distance learning helps keep people safe.  But school isn’t just for kids.  If you’ve had time to rethink your priorities and reevaluate your life over the last six months, then you might be ready to take a… Continue Reading ›

Tempted to dig into your chocolate stash after a stressful meeting or not-so-civil discussion with your spouse? Science is on your side — maybe.  Research consistently shows some possible health benefits of eating chocolate.  And while those benefits aren’t universal (and only apply to certain chocolate varieties), you can take comfort in knowing that your… Continue Reading ›

After a busy day of learning, kids come home from school — or log off the virtual classroom — with growling stomachs. Children may be inclined to grab the first tasty treats they see. But you can train your kids to fill their bellies with more nutritious choices. From the preschool days through the teenage… Continue Reading ›

When you can’t get to the store, your pantry becomes a dinner lifeline — assuming your pantry is fully stocked, that is. Two stale crackers and a few dust bunnies don’t make a filling dinner for anyone.  With a well-stocked pantry, though, you’ll be able to pull together a healthy, satisfying meal made almost entirely… Continue Reading ›

Breastfeeding is a natural, beautiful thing that promotes mother-baby bonding and gives your child a great start in the world of nutrition. It’s also incredibly challenging.  Breast might be best, but that doesn’t make it easy. Lots of women struggle to simply feed their babies. If you’ve been feeling frustrated — or worse, like a… Continue Reading ›