Thousands of schools celebrated Read Across America Day last week, a program founded over 20 years ago to encourage a love of reading — and a boost in literacy — for kids and their caregivers. Traditionally held on Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2nd), Read Across America has shifted towards a year-round mission to get pages… Continue Reading ›

The more you know about women’s health, the better you can prevent or treat things as they happen. If you’re a woman (or you know and care about them), learn the signs and symptoms of some of today’s most pressing female health issues. Not everything on this list affects women exclusively, but all of these… Continue Reading ›

You’ve seen the headlines and heard the stories. There’s a new virus making its way around the world, threatening — and, by expert predictions, likely — to become a bonafide pandemic soon: coronavirus. Officially named COVID-19 based on the type of virus it is, this novel (new) coronavirus disease is actually caused by the same… Continue Reading ›

Medicare alone isn’t always enough. If you’re turning 65 soon or have already enrolled in Original Medicare, you might be wondering about Medigap. You may also have had mailers, calls and even in-person visits from salespeople trying to sell you a Medigap plan. Also known as Medicare supplemental insurance, Medigap is a private plan that… Continue Reading ›

Cold winter days call for satisfying comfort foods. Fortunately, you can indulge in meals and snacks that will warm your belly without blowing your healthy eating goals. Choose good-for-you comfort foods, such as those in the sample meal plan below, so you can make it through the season without sacrificing good nutrition. Breakfast: Homemade Microwave… Continue Reading ›

Dreaming of white-sand beaches and fruity cocktails as you gaze out the window at yet another day of winter weather? Time to make that dream into a reality, friend. You probably know that unplugging and getting away from it all can give you a mental boost. But vacations don’t just benefit the mind. Vacations are… Continue Reading ›

Relationships matter. And we’re not just talking about those of the romantic variety. Whether it’s with your partner, your kids, your extended family, your friends or your coworkers, having strong ties to others can make you healthier, stronger and all-around happier. Strong relationships don’t happen by accident. They take time, regular communication and a willingness… Continue Reading ›

With at least a month left of winter weather in many parts of the country, you might be wondering if it’s okay to send your kids out into the snow or if you should keep them inside until the ground thaws again. Some parents don’t think twice about letting their kids play when it’s cold… Continue Reading ›

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Yet heart disease in women remains under-diagnosed. A 2018 study from the University of Leeds in the U.K. found that a woman was half as likely as a man to have her heart attack diagnosed correctly on her first trip to the ER…. Continue Reading ›