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 ›

More than 2.3 million people around the world have multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers believe this includes at least 1 million American adults. If you know someone with MS, then you might know the signs and symptoms, or at least understand a bit of what this disease can do to the people you love. If not,… Continue Reading ›

As the country settles into year two of pandemic living, you’re probably anxious to get back to life in the Before Times. Understandable. Most people have hit an emotional wall — or several — over the course of the last year.  And thanks to vaccines, we’re edging ever closer to what we consider “normal” existence. … 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 ›

Going to the dentist isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, one survey from 2018 found that over 60% of people are afraid to sit in that infamous chair. So it probably comes as no surprise that your little ones might be, shall we say, a tad hesitant for their semi-annual checkup as well.  Over… 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 ›

If you’re new to Medicare, then you might be a tad uncertain about when to sign up, when you can change your plan and what the various enrollment periods are. There are quite a few of them, actually, and they mean different things for different people.  Right now, there are two enrollment periods for Medicare… 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 ›