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That Time of the Month: Everything Women Need to Know About Exercising on Their Period

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Human Error is a Leading Cause of Death

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My Child is Obese: What Do I Do?

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Apps to make many aspects of our lives better and simpler. Make a call, snap a picture, text a friend. Is that all our smartphones are good for? Sure, we dabble in an occasional game, and of course Facebook and Instagram vacuum up our time, but smart people in countries across the globe are constantly …

Menstrual phase mood

The PMS Controversy Research shows there is no relationship between daily moods and changing hormone levels. But is PMS really no more than a cultural myth? Written by Healthy Magazine Staff During that time of the month, a woman’s mood is victim to fluctuating hormones…right? While it may be surprising to many, and while my …

lung cancer stigma

Changing how we think about this deadly disease A quick flip through TV channels or a magazine would probably lead one to believe that breast cancer and prostate cancer are the most serious cancer threats we face. While those battles are of great importance, many don’t realize that lung cancer is actually the number one …

home births

Home births are on the rise, but is this good or bad? In recent years, the process of how babies are typically delivered in Western culture has been brought into question. Questions have been raised about epidurals, cesarean-sections and even the necessity of the doctor and hospital environment for delivery. Films such as The Business of …

Written by Taylor Smith  “Don’t forget to take your vitamin!” It’s an imperative command many of us are familiar with. Moms and wives remind children and husbands to take their Centrum or Flintstones multivitamin. Odds are you’ve shouted it at someone or had it shouted at you at some point in your life. But why? …

Written by Angela Silva When it comes to preventing illnesses, we all want to do what’s best for ourselves and our families. One of the most basic ways to prevent illness is through hand-washing. But how do we know if the soap we’re using is actually helping eliminate germs and clean our hands? Here are …

facing fears

You’ve felt it, but can you handle it? Written by Michael Richardson Fear is irrational. Easy to say, yes. But then a spider appears on the wall and you lose it, even though the very un-poisonous spider is about 1/1000 of your size. Fear is a lot of things. For some, fear is fun (think …

nutrition needs infants

Written by Whitney Lewis  The food pyramid (or plate these days, with choosemyplate.gov) provides a good guideline, but the truth is, your body needs different things in different growing stages. So before you go putting your baby on a skim milk diet or get fed up with your teenage son’s requests for more meat, look …

help needed

The dangerous effects of stress on our bodies Written by Sadie Wirthlin  We have all heard that stress can have a negative effect on our bodies, but do we know the extent of what that effect can be? Stress can often cause sleep deprivation, headache, anxiety and depression, but recent studies show that stressed individuals …

Exploring the best work schedule for your age.  Written by Sadie Wirthlin Let’s start with circadian rhythms, the body’s biological clock that regulates physical, mental, and behavioral changes over a 24-hour period. Did you know that your circadian rhythms change as you age? This means that your body may change in regards to its energy …