Breastfeeding your new baby can be both rewarding and nerve-wracking. While the physical and mental benefits of breastfeeding encourage many moms to shun the bottle for the boob, things don’t always go as planned. One of the major obstacles many new moms face is being unsure of whether they’re making enough milk. Unlike with formula… Continue Reading ›

If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety or depression, you’ve probably had countless well-meaning people tell you that you’d feel better if you’d just improve your diet and get more exercise. While both healthy eating and fitness activities can improve mood, they’re not the only tools that you can use for addressing your mental health… Continue Reading ›

More than 700,000 Americans will suffer a heart attack this year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of heart attack sufferers will experience this situation for the first time while 210,000 of them will have already gone through a cardiovascular episode. All in all, heart disease claims the lives… Continue Reading ›

There are a lot of myths surrounding vaccines. You may have heard that vaccines aren’t necessary, that they’ll overwhelm a small child’s system, that they don’t keep illnesses away or even that they cause autism. You might even believe that vaccines aren’t safe or that they contain toxic chemicals that could harm your child. Let’s… Continue Reading ›

Social drinking is such a routine part of many people’s lives that they give it little thought, but that may be a mistake. Some of the latest research suggests risks vary depending on factors like age, health and other habits. A recent study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says long-term drinking changes energy… Continue Reading ›

Have you ever woken up at night with ear pain so bad it makes you sick? Your first thought might have been the emergency room, and while it’s never a bad idea to check into an ER when you’re in serious pain without explanation, there’s a less costly and just as effective option for non-life-threatening… Continue Reading ›

If you worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least ten years of your life, you’re entitled to a zero-premium Medicare Part A, which means you only have to pay for Medicare Part B in order to receive Medicare coverage. Although these premium rates are typically more affordable than individual plans available to the under… Continue Reading ›

Spring offers a breath of literal fresh air as more people head outside after months of cold confinement during winter. If you’re one of the many who enjoy this much-needed seasonal shift, then you’re probably also wondering how to make the most of warmer weather and longer, sunnier days. From outdoor activities to a boost… Continue Reading ›

A short-term health insurance plan and an accident plan can be a worthwhile addition to your spring break trip, even if you already have health insurance. You never know what’s going to happen when you’re away from home, and you might be at a greater risk for the unexpected. Some health insurance plans won’t cover illness… Continue Reading ›