In depth resources for School Health Issues and School Wellness.Read More
In a go-go-go world, it's easy to attribute being tired to the hustle and bustle of daily life. But there might actually be underlying reasons. Before you reach for another cup of coffee, reevaluate your habits. Whether it's getting up and moving, taking a quick snooze or packing in the protein, check out natural remedies that could put more pep in your step.Read More
“I’m so fat.” “I’m ugly.” Words like these may be upsetting to hear when they come from a 10-year-old or a teenager, but it can be really disturbing when they’re spoken by kids as young as preschool or kindergarten age. Various research has shown that kids may begin to worry about body weight and physical appearance as early as age 3 to 5 and that many young children express unhappiness about their bodies.Read More
In a new study involving people over 70 who have exercised regularly for years, scientists discovered that the participants' hearts, lungs, and muscles were in equivalent shape to those of people in their 40s.
Regular exercise could help keep the body young, new research shows.Read More
If you experience achy joints and low energy, your thyroid may be the cause. It could also be the reason for a racing heart rate and vision problems.
Located in the front of the neck, the thyroid gland can influence your heart rate, body temperature and metabolism.
Know the differences, the symptoms of each and what to expect.Read More
Double check your medicine labels. Don’t double up on Acetaminophen.Read More
Are these common foot conditions taking the pep out of your step?
A few simple strategies can help stop foot pain in its tracks.Read More
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. If lung cancer is found at an earlier stage when it is small and before it has spread, people have a better chance of living longer. However, lung cancer can be harder to detect at an early stage because it may not be accompanied by common symptoms such as coughing, trouble breathing, and wheezing. If you are experiencing symptoms, it’s important to talk with your doctor immediately.Read More
November is National Diabetes Month. Here’s to managing your diabetes for a longer, healthier life.
There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but a healthy lifestyle can really reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to stay on track.
Does it ever seem like your school-age child brings home a new infection every few weeks? Kids get a lot of wonderful things in school—math and reading skills, development of social skills to make friends and cooperate with others, learning how to be disciplined and independent—to name just a few. But the unfortunate reality is that school can be a hotspot for bacteria and viruses and a source for lots of common kid illnesses, especially for younger school-age kids whose immune systems are still maturing.Read More
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat.Read More
Dear Chris, I seem to get migraine headaches on the weekends, but I can’t tell why that would happen to me so regularly? What do you say? - Lisa in Libertyville,
Dear Lisa, Depending on which research you believe (I always believe the research that supports what I always thought and ignore the rest), some people do experience weekend migraines. Experts theorize this might be due in part to changes in sleep and diet patterns, stress levels, and caffeine.
6 psychological signs it’s time for a new start
No, work isn't meant to be a "walk in the park," but it certainly shouldn't be an unpleasant, draining undertaking, either.
As an entrepreneur, there are seemingly countless demands keeping you busy throughout the work day. Even the mundane task of checking emails can turn into a major time burden.
About 1 in 6 (17%) children in the United States has obesity. Certain groups of children are more affected than others. National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month provides a chance for all of us to learn more about this serious health condition. While there is no simple solution, there are many ways communities can support children with their journey to good health.Read More