Depending on who you ask, you may find different opinions on when kids should start seeing a dentist. Some pediatricians and dentists recommend early screenings to get children used to the habit while others suggest waiting until kids turn three for a real dental cleaning. Official word from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)… Continue Reading ›

Are You Brushing Your Teeth the Right Way?  You know how to brush your teeth – don’t you? Parents instill this vital daily habit when we’re young, but as it turns out, the American Dental Association researches and updates their best brushing practices regularly. That could mean that it’s time to take another look at… Continue Reading ›

Over the past 50 years, life expectancy for men has increased dramatically. As of 2016, a man born in this country could expect to live an average of 79 years and 8 months. Although living longer is important, being able to live life to the fullest is equally important. By investing in healthier lifestyles, including… Continue Reading ›

We live in a world that values material possessions and achievement. It’s no surprise that we’re also overwhelmed and unfulfilled. In her New York Times best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Marie Kondo introduced the world to the philosophy of living with only those items that… Continue Reading ›

For several months, it was impossible to purchase romaine lettuce or any products containing romaine due to a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to the product. Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the outbreak appears to be over. Outbreak Details According to the CDC, 62 people were infected with the… Continue Reading ›

Good dental health starts well before your kids have teeth. Even sans those pearly whites, babies have gums that can develop gingivitis and other problems if you’re not careful. And because kids imitate the grownups in their lives, setting a good example for how to brush your teeth – and what tools to use –… Continue Reading ›

Bullying has become a significant problem, but it’s not a new one. About one in every three or four kids is bullied in the U.S. The fear that your child might be bullied isn’t an unfounded one, and it’s one shared among millions of parents. But there’s a flipside to the bullying debacle, a fear… Continue Reading ›

Following a healthy diet doesn’t mean having boring food choices. A lot of foods and recipes include healthy ingredients and are also quite tasty. For your favorite indulgences, it’s often possible to find an alternative food that satisfies your craving for something sweet or savory. If there’s not, a little splurge here and there likely… Continue Reading ›