As the Chicago skyline shone directly to my west, thousands of teens and 20-somethings wearing plastic wristbands streamed past me. Some waved open purses and backpacks in my direction, assuming I was there to inspect both. When I did neither, their pace quickened.
No one knows much about infertility when they begin down the road of trying to conceive, unless they happen to be a doctor, a nurse, or one of those people who reads everything. So ask. Ask your "team" -- OB, fertility doctor, acupuncturist, etc.
Your body is your vessel. You fuel it and it fuels you. What you put in, you get out. What you eat today for lunch and every single day for the next 10, 20 and 30 years will directly affect your how comfortable you live and your ability to do the things that make you happy.
I don't like to use scare tactics to convince parents to vaccinate their children, but the experiences I have had working in a hospital are very real, and I have watched children suffer terribly because they weren't immunized.
It's just a weird phenomenon in which your phrenic nerve (which controls the diaphragm) starts firing irregularly.
What your mother taught you about food safety is probably wrong. Did you know you don't ever wash raw chicken? It's time to get serious about food safety.
Europe and the U.S. already have some of the most advanced legal systems in the world, why can't chemical safety fall under their jurisdiction?
An MRI here, a prescription there -- these are Band-Aids, not lasting solutions. Our communities need innovative approaches to pressing issues like homelessness, drug addiction, obesity, and lack of mental health services. To help the patient, we must also address the health of the community.
Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue.
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa set off a panic. It's not surprising. The symptoms are alarming, with internal and external bleeding the most horrific. And yet, amid the panic, there is hope.
Increasingly, evidence tells us that for particularly vulnerable populations, lack of housing and instability more than determine health, they dictate health.
Healthcare in the United States (U.S.) is a regular topic of the media in general and this blog in specific, but we don't often get the opportunity to...
There is certainly no basis for either fear of, or opposition to, the on-going treatment of an infected American doctor in Atlanta. We may instead all be thankful that in return for the courageous service he was providing in Liberia, Dr. Brantly is now receiving an American standard of medical care himself.
The American Society of Nutrition issued what proved to be a very controversial position paper on processed foods. The basic take-away message that resulted, if there is one, is that processed foods are certainly not all bad.
Find a routine that works for you. Don't get mad at yourself if you miss a day. Just observe how you feel on the days with the super-routine and the days without it. Start your day on the right foot, and the momentum will carry you to better places.
Every princess pees and poops several times every day, if her digestive tract is healthy. So why are we being uptight about our needs? Society and ...