Running a half-marathon is all the rage these days, especially among women. So why are women rushing to the starting line?
As a labor and delivery nurse, here is what I wish I could say to every mother out there, what I'm sure many of us would want to say to the families we care for: 1. Accidentally hurting your baby is one of our biggest fears.
I will not stop my advocacy, as frustrating as the rejection and silence can get. I will continue to fight for greater recognition of the disability community in every way, because I believe that this is an extremely important goal.
I had a wonderful team of professionals to help me but in doing my own research, I was able to affect different outcomes for myself that made drastic differences in my treatments. It gave me a sense of empowerment to know that I was doing everything that I could do for myself.
Juicing that fruit strips away its fiber and many nutrients. An apple is medium-sugar impact, but juice it -- strip its fiber and nutrients -- and it becomes a high-sugar-impact fructose bomb.
Choosing happiness doesn't mean that things will immediately get better and that everything is going to turn pink. On the contrary, choosing happiness is much more difficult than any other alternative.
Genetic counseling can be the answer. Individuals who seek genetic counseling learn about genetic testing options. They have no obligation to take the test when they have genetic counseling. These individuals are seeking information and enabling themselves to make educated decisions. This is the essence of genetic counseling.
I don't pretend to speak for everyone with the diagnosis. There are people who can skip days, others who forego medication altogether. I am not one of these people.
Spouse caregivers often live with uncertainty when making decisions about the care of their loved ones and decisions about their own needs as caregivers. Caregivers do not receive an instructional manual when loved ones are diagnosed with Alzheimer's, so doubt and guilt and can easily accompany major decisions.
Local food production, especially with fruits and vegetables is growing tremendously. In addition to helping your local economy, you can feel good knowing that your locally sourced foods are providing you and your family with healthful benefits.
You roll out your mat. You grab your weights. You put on a workout video and start to exercise. But before you can even break a sweat, your kids are ALL over you.
There are a LOT of exercise videos online, especially on Youtube, but the ones that made this list are the very best when it comes to teaching you how to exercise at home. These workouts require little to no equipment and are taught by excellent fitness instructors who know their stuff.
Just like its close competitor KFC, Popeyes offers blackened (grilled) chicken tenders and green beans for the more health-conscious of its patrons. Its green beans may have a few more calories, but its chicken has less fat than the Colonel's on average.
What makes smarter than average people less smart about their health? We are living longer but not healthier, despite all the attention paid to health in the media. What we need is more funding for food research and better labeling, not less. More responsible journalistic reporting, not more sensational pronouncements.
Grieving the loss of alcohol or the girl I was when I drank is just part of choosing to be sober. It's nothing in comparison to grieving my brother, which I think will forever be a part of life my. But no matter what it is that I am grieving, the process is the same and acceptance is the answer.
Please understand that, as consumers and Americans, you have more options and choices than you know. Celebrate your independence by not being led by current marketing and legislative processes that are not in your best interest or the interest of your family's health and well-being.
Whether your vacation is for a day or a year. Whether it's on a cruise ship or in a campground. Whether it's on the other side of the world or at a local park, it can be a transformative experience. It can be a work of art. It can be life changing. Take one soon. You can't afford not to.
Sometimes, the effects of sexism and implicit gender bias are difficult to show. However, in the case of women's health care, there's very little ambiguity. Women should be aware of what these problems look like, so that they can identify doctors who similarly understand them and can fairly diagnose and treat them.
Let's take a moment to step back from the illusions we are fed by society and familiarize ourselves with the true situations chronic illness sufferers face.