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What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

Get ready, dads-to-be: You’re about to be asked a million times over how much your baby weighed at birth. This is one of the most common questions new parents get from friends, relatives, even strangers on the street. Why the obsession with birth weight? “In general, it can be a good indicator of the baby’s […]

Are You Really Buying The Right Kind Of Eggs At The Grocery Store?

Are You Really Buying The Right Kind Of Eggs At The Grocery Store?

“Healthy eating” has never seemed more complicated. Cut carbs…but not too many! Eat protein…but don’t overdo it! Saturated fat is bad…or maybe not that bad? And wait…are fruits and vegetables bad now, too? (No. Please eat fruits and veggies.) All this scary, conflicting info makes grocery shopping majorly confusing. Luckily, Keri Gans, R.D.N., nutritionist and […]

Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents

Listening to Music Helps Kids Bond With Their Parents

Parents who listen to music with their kids are more likely to enjoy close relationships with them, according to a new study in the Journal of Family Communication. The findings further suggest that singing, dancing, and listening to music becomes increasingly important for family bonding as kids get older—precisely when they start resisting your taste […]

Begin With Breakfast

Begin With Breakfast

Even though it can be hard to make time for breakfast when you’re rushing to school in the morning, there are many benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast will give you the energy you need to perform your best at school and in sports. Why should I eat breakfast? Research studies have shown […]

What Is The Lectin-Free Diet?

What Is The Lectin-Free Diet?

  Lectins are proteins in plants that potentially cause inflammation and weight gain A California cardiologist first promoted the idea of cutting out lectin foods for weight loss and better health But lectins are found in lots of otherwise-healthy foods, including vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds. Experts agree that most people might miss crucial […]

Distorted Thinking Patterns That Contribute to Anxiety

Distorted Thinking Patterns That Contribute to Anxiety

Anxiety is widespread and epidemic. It’s a problem that attacks the body but germinates in the head. Much of our anxiety comes from telling ourselves a bad story. The dialogue usually goes something like this: You’re not smart enough for this job.  You’re too young, too old, don’t have any experience, can’t learn new things fast enough. […]

Terrifying Signs of Diabetes For Men

Terrifying Signs of Diabetes For Men

There’s good reason to want to keep your blood sugar under control: diabetes, a condition that can result from extremely high blood sugar, can cause some serious, far-reaching bodily consequences, such as kidney disease, heart disease, or cancer. But the complications of diabetes — which is considered fasting blood sugar levels of 126 milligrams per […]

Ways To Spot A Brain Aneurysm Before It’s Too Late

Ways To Spot A Brain Aneurysm Before It’s Too Late

    Here’s a stat that’s sure to keep you up at night: Currently, anywhere from three to five million people in the U.S. are walking around with brain aneurysms, according to the American Stroke Association. If you’re thinking “what the heck is a brain aneurysm?” it’s basically a blood vessel in your brain that’s […]

Things You Should Know Before Getting an STD Test

Things You Should Know Before Getting an STD Test

First off, let’s be clear: If you’re sexually active and not in a monogamous relationship, you’re at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and should be screened, full stop, drop the mic. And yes, that’s true even if you’re not experiencing any STD symptoms, says Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine at Johns […]

Simple Secrets to a Stress-Free Life

Simple Secrets to a Stress-Free Life

Life is hectic. Work deadlines, home maintenance, family drama, financial problems and health issues can take their toll on the body, physically and mentally. In the past, the amount of stress I felt on a daily basis was paralyzing. Until I had an epiphany. I can’t always control the stressful situations around me, but I […]