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Understanding Vaccines

2018-10-30T20:17:08+00:00

How Vaccines Work Vaccines prepare the body to fight disease. Each immunization contains either dead or weakened bacteria or viruses. After receiving the vaccine, the immune system then practices attacking the disease by making antibodies. In the future, if the virus or bacteria that cause the real disease enters the body, the person will be immune to the disease. Vaccines are frequently given by injection,

Understanding Vaccines 2018-10-30T20:17:08+00:00

Caring for Your Child’s Wounds

2018-10-30T20:28:13+00:00

Types of Wounds A minor wound can heal well at home, when given proper care. The following are treatments for each type of minor wound: Small Cuts and Scrapes: Stop bleeding by pressing a clean, soft cloth against the wound for a few minutes. Clean the wound. Run warm water over the cut for 5 minutes. Then use soap to gently wash the skin around

Caring for Your Child’s Wounds 2018-10-30T20:28:13+00:00

Managing Childhood Obesity

2018-10-30T20:28:08+00:00

Understanding Childhood Obesity Many young people struggle with their weight. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. This is alarming because obese children have an increased risk of health problems—now and in the future. The CDC defines being overweight as having excess body weight for

Managing Childhood Obesity 2018-10-30T20:28:08+00:00

Breast Cancer Does Not Recognize Celebrity: Four Celebrities Stress the Importance of Early Detection

2018-10-16T16:12:58+00:00

When it comes to a diagnosis of breast cancer, one of the first questions one asks is, why me? Cancer, however, makes no distinction. It hits the rich and the poor. The young and the old. The unknown and the famous. During this National Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are taking a look at four celebrities who have battled breast cancer. Image Source: Chicago

Breast Cancer Does Not Recognize Celebrity: Four Celebrities Stress the Importance of Early Detection 2018-10-16T16:12:58+00:00

Treating Fevers in Adults and Children

2018-10-16T14:49:05+00:00

Understanding Fevers A fever occurs when the body’s temperature rises above its usual 98.6 degrees. Medically, fevers are not considered significant unless they reach a certain degree, depending upon the age of the person. In most cases, fevers are beneficial; they are the body’s defense mechanism against viruses, bacteria, fungi, drugs, or other toxins. The heightened internal temperature of the body makes it an uncomfortable place for

Treating Fevers in Adults and Children 2018-10-16T14:49:05+00:00

Treating Sprains and Strains

2018-10-16T14:34:36+00:00

Understanding Sprains & Strains A sprain is a stretch or tear to a ligament (a band of tissue that connects two or more bones to a joint). A strain, however, is an injury to a muscle or tendon (cords of tissue that connect muscle to bone). The severity of a sprain or strain can be identified by the extent of tissue tearing and its impact

Treating Sprains and Strains 2018-10-16T14:34:36+00:00

Five Tips For Breast Health in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and Beyond

2018-10-04T09:53:58+00:00

Fight Breast Cancer With Healthy Habits Now Image Source October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, during the entire month of October various organizations and charities that focus on breast cancer unite to increase awareness and raise funds for research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of breast cancer. Pink has become the color most identified with the cause

Five Tips For Breast Health in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and Beyond 2018-10-04T09:53:58+00:00

Five Tips To Keep Your Child Healthy and Active

2018-10-01T14:49:35+00:00

Never before have our children been more inactive or more overweight. According to Heart.Org, “Nearly 1 in 3 kids or teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese, nearly three times the number in 1963.” As a parent, one of the most important things you can do for your child’s health is to encourage them to be more active. But how? The truth is, most

Five Tips To Keep Your Child Healthy and Active 2018-10-01T14:49:35+00:00

Tragedy to Triumph: An Interview with our CEO, Delia Passi

2018-09-25T11:06:26+00:00

Breast Cancer Survivor Inspired to Create Women’s Choice Awards When Delia Passi accompanied her friend to a mammogram appointment in 2003, she never dreamed that her own life would be changed. Her best friend was nervous about the mammogram and asked Delia to accompany her for moral support. Delia agreed to ride along and decided to also have a mammogram. Delia was 42,

Tragedy to Triumph: An Interview with our CEO, Delia Passi 2018-09-25T11:06:26+00:00

Stylish, Ageless Work Fashion

2018-05-22T12:05:47+00:00

Style icons like actor and model Lauren Hutton (aged 74), actor Angela Bassett (59), or style icon and influencer Lyn Slater (63) have proven one thing: there are no rules when it comes to setting trends, and the adage that you have to ‘dress for your age’ is officially done and dusted. Looking good at work in your 60s is very similar to that of

Stylish, Ageless Work Fashion 2018-05-22T12:05:47+00:00
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