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Parent's Field Guide To The Little Monsters Of Cold And Flu Season

Lindsey Keen | Posted 12.13.2016 | Parents

The season is upon us: winter is coming. Which means you’ve probably already dug out the winter coats and the first pair of gloves your little ones ...

To The Mom Who Sends Her Sick Child To School

Natalie Thomas | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I've never been much a rule follower. I'll fudge my daughter's age at overpriced theme parks, talk my way into a free trial class, knowing I have no intention of signing up and bypass rules of the road (The rolling stop is a favorite move of mine as is right on red, no u-turn... Basically, I'm a menace to society.).

Angels In The NICU

Lindsay Henry | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Henry

You’re pregnant. All of a sudden, your world turns upside down in a right side up kind of way. A small stick with a plus sign changes your life beca...

How You Argue Could Make You Sick

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University, based on how couples behave during conflicts, suggests outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems later in life.

She Is Okay

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Heather Gillis-Harris

"Sometimes I have a hard time believing you are actually my mother." Normally that type of talk would result in my feelings being hurt and I would have reprimanded her for being fresh.

Being Overtired Really Can Make You Sick

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Evidence is mounting that not clocking enough Zs really can make you more likely to catch a cold. A new study found that people who sleep five hours o...

Your Immune System Needs Its Sleep

Nora E Prindle | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nora E Prindle

After two years of working in the sleep field, I've noticed that I'm much more conscious of the time I hit the pillow at night. After I began getting more sleep, I saw obvious daily improvements in my energy level and mood, and coincidence or not, I haven't been seriously ill since then either.

The Etiquette of Illness -- 3 Rules

D.D. Kellington | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
D.D. Kellington

As parents, we've all been in the situation when someone brings their obviously sick child to a play date or to school. These overly laid back or inconsiderate parents saunter in with a toddler whose nose is profusely running and a barky cough with little or no explanation. You are often left to panic or seethe.

Should You Exercise When You're Sick?

Jenny C. Evans | Posted 03.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Jenny C. Evans

The back of your throat is feeling dry and scratchy. Your nose is a little runny. Maybe you're feeling a little achy. You'd planned to workout today, but now you're not so sure. There's a chance it could make you feel know, sweat things out a bit. But it's also possible it could make you feel worse. Maybe a lot worse. What do you do: workout or take a day off?

How Getting Sick Taught Me to Stand Up for Myself

Pam Bauer | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

But the path to diagnosis wasn't simple or straightforward. In fact, it was difficult and, at a time, felt hopeless. It also taught me valuable lessons.

6 Survival Tips for Parenting When You're Sick

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 12.10.2016 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

This Thanksgiving holiday, I had a house full of extended family and a weather forecast full of rain. Despite the gloomy prognosis, I'm thrilled to an...

Do You Really Need To Get a Flu Shot?

Thrillist | Posted 12.04.2016 | Healthy Living

These PSAs make it seem like getting a flu shot is easy and obvious, but every year, the majority of American adults choose NOT to make that long, difficult trek to the pharmacy on the corner. So should you? We won't tell you what to do, but we'll help you think through it.

81 Thoughts You Have When Someone Shows Up To Work Sick

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 11.16.2015 | Comedy

1. Did I just hear a sniffle? I think I just heard a sniffle. 2. Oh, it stopped. Okay. Good. 3. Ahh, peace and quiet. 4. Back to that report I promi...

Everything You Need to Know About Not Getting Sick This Winter

Thrillist | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Flickr/Hernán Piñera Winter: it's the worst! Not only are you cooped up inside, but you're stuck there fighting some v...

5 Unexpected Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.23.2016 | OWN

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What I Learned From Being Sick

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Hollis

About a year and a half ago I was really sick. When it first started I thought maybe I was fighting the flu or that I wasn't getting enough sleep. Bu...

What Happened Today Was Not In The 'Script'

Amy Koko | Posted 08.27.2016 | Fifty
Amy Koko

So today was my yearly visit with my psychiatrist and yes I have one and please stop judging.

10 Essential Facts About Lyme Disease

Posted 08.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Allison Pohle for Everyday Health Every year, U.S. state health departments report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease to the Centers for Disease...

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool. Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children a...

Living With Ulcerative Colitis

Shelby Doherty | Posted 07.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

Through all of this, I have learned a lot about how to deal with myself and live every day having UC, often feeling sick. There's no easier way to put it. But it is what it is, and we're the chosen ones who have to live with it. I have some tips below, that I've found necessary for living with UC each day. I hope remission finds you!

Medical Debt and a Citizen Call for a New Declaration of Independence

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.02.2016 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Now that the Supreme Court has once again upheld the legal foundations of the Affordable Care Act, and the proper celebrating and hand-wringing has had its day, it's time to reveal the real winner of that program. America's bill collectors.

This Mom Is Taking a Sick Day

Amy Koko | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

Then morning came and I was better. Still a little weak, a little achy, but certainly not Ebola ridden. I realized I was in a new phase of life, a peaceful phase, a quieter phase, and it's OK to be sick every once in a while phase.

7 Reasons Why I Am Grateful for Cold Season

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

I could start complaining about how much my overtired eyes hurt to be open in a fog of Lysol, or how seriously done I am with never-ending laundry. You would forgive me for a explicative laced rant at this point, right? But I am not going to bitch. All I am feeling today is gratitude.

The Charity Revolution

Daniel Gastfriend | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Gastfriend

Think back on that promise you made when you chose not to give on the street. When you give this year, how will you make sure you support a program that works?

10 Things to Expect When You Have Cancer

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, LICSW

The life of a cancer patient can be summed up in one word: access. Everybody wants access to you. Whether it's the lab tech taking your blood or the chemo staff giving you an infusion, there are lots of "ins and outs" when you have cancer. You'll get used to it.