Health & Wellness
Keep food safe in your kitchen with these tips
How safe is your kitchen? It's a question you should always be asking yourself. In order to prevent foodborne illness, avoiding cross-contamination is essential. When cooking at home, remember to follow these tips from food safety experts.
Your dieting daughter: Protecting her from a thinness-obsessed culture
Research confirms over and over again the high failure rate of dieting. Dieting often causes far more problems than it solves. Not only do most people gain back any weight they lose, they lower their metabolism, change their hormones so weight loss is even harder and they often end up bingeing as a result of deprivation....
Protecting your home against winter's 'silent killer'
Known as the "silent killer," carbon monoxide (CO) is responsible for an average of 450 deaths and 20,000 emergency room visits each year, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. With more than two-fifths of all CO poisonings occurring between December and February, homeowners are at increased risk ...
Five simple, nutritious lunch box swaps
For students, going to school isn't just about understanding reading, writing and arithmetic; it's also about learning the importance of good nutrition. Healthy eating takes center stage in the lunch room, so when your children open their lunch boxes, are they hitting a healthy home run, or striking out? Here are five si...
Women: Do you know all your contraceptive choices?
It has been said that most of life is about making choices and the rest is about luck. Every day, women are faced with numerous choices - both big and small, from which political affiliations we hold to how we raise our families to what to serve for dinner to how to style our hair. One area that we don't often realize ho...
Strolling your way to good foot health
When's the last time you thought about your foot health? From wiggling to walking, feet are used constantly, but are often forgotten when it comes to living healthy. Because the health of your feet can affect everything you do, it's wise to keep them looking and feeling great. With a few simple steps, you can prevent inj...
Digital dos and don'ts for families
Serving nutritious meals, ensuring everyone gets enough sleep and physical activity, helping kids navigate the emotional challenges of growing up - parents have a lot to think about when it comes to keeping their kids healthy. Over the past decade, one more concern has emerged, and it's gaining in importance: teaching ch...
Curious about the Mediterranean diet? How to make it work for you
The people in countries bordering the Mediterranean have historically been known as some of the healthiest, fittest people in the world. Their diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, wholesome whole grains, and fish and lean meats has long been hailed by nutritionists and health experts as a reliable recipe for weight contr...
It may be in Your DNA: Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition known to run in families. Studies have now identified some of the genetic markers of RLS and RLS is often found in families where the onset of symptoms is before age 40. A complete family history is important information for your physician and may be helpful in the...
Clearing the air: What an HVAC cleaner should really do in your home
Those statistics about indoor air pollution and it's relation to respiratory problems convinced you it was time to get your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) cleaned. HVAC companies are among the top 10 industries with the most complaints, according to the Better Business Bureau. So how can a homeow...