Hobbies That Will Make You Smarter [Infographic]

Hobbies That Will Make You Smarter [Infographic]

Hobbies that will make you smarter are possible! In the middle of winter we all tend to get a little bored on occasion and cabin fever sets in. However, picking up a new hobby can make you smarter as well as fight off that boredom in winter. This week’s infographic only shows you 9 hobbies but, to be honest, I think any time that you engage your mind in just … Continue Reading →
How to Wash Your Hands – National Hand Washing Awareness Week

How to Wash Your Hands – National Hand Washing Awareness Week

National Hand Washing Awareness Week is this week. This may sound a bit trivial but washing your hands is so important to your health and the health of others. With this also being the holiday season, none of us want to be sick. Even if you already think you wash your hands enough or thoroughly, please take a moment to look at this week’s infographic to refresh your memory on … Continue Reading →
Vaccinations for Adults

Vaccinations for Adults

Most of us think of kids when we hear about vaccines and immunizations. However, adults need vaccinations too. Just like we want our children to be protected, we need to protect ourselves as well. Adults need regular vaccinations to help keep them healthy. There is a lot of information out there on pros and cons of immunizations of all kinds. You should always talk to your doctor about which ones are … Continue Reading →
National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week 2017 is September 10-16. Please take some time to learn the facts about suicide and the warning signs of someone who may be thinking about suicide. Reach out to those you think are at risk. Share this information on your social networks. And if it is you that is in crises please know there are people who love you and can help you. This week’s infographic … Continue Reading →
Have you had an eye exam lately? It is National Eye Exam Month

Have you had an eye exam lately? It is National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month. Having a regular eye exam is so important, not only for our eye health, but for our overall health. Not only can your eye doctor look for eye issues but they can also find other health issues. Everyone should get regular eye exams, even babies. Find a good eye doctor for your regular eye exams. An optometrist is kind of like a primary care … Continue Reading →
Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

(Family Features) Being sick isn’t fun, but missing out on family vacations or parties for the big game because you are sick is even worse. It has been called FluFOMO, the fear of missing out because you are sick. Getting a flu shot, washing your hands frequently and disinfecting hard surfaces are just a few things you can do to avoid getting sick. Additionally, Clorox partnered with epidemiologist Dr. Stephen … Continue Reading →
39 Weeks is Best – Prematurity in Babies Infographic – Prematurity Awareness Month

39 Weeks is Best – Prematurity in Babies Infographic – Prematurity Awareness Month

As I mentioned the other day, November is Prematurity Awareness Month so this week’s infographic (source: March of Dimes) talks about this serious issue. My own son was premature at 34 weeks. The day he was born he had to be transported by ambulance from my hospital to Cardinal Glennon to their NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit). This was one of the best days – son being born – and … Continue Reading →
Alternatives to Pills for Pain

Alternatives to Pills for Pain

America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Sales of prescription opioids have nearly quadrupled since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012 alone enough opioid prescriptions were written for “every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.” Prescription opioids – medications that reduce pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain – only mask the sensation of pain, and they come … Continue Reading →
8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. Brain health is so important and there are things you can do to “work out” your brain! That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the things that you do to keep your body and heart … Continue Reading →
Kidney Stones Are Not Fun! My story and infographic

Kidney Stones Are Not Fun! My story and infographic

You know the old saying, when it rains it pours, well it sure has been pouring in my family lately! The latest crisis is that I have a kidney stone. Ugh! On Thursday I was feeling perfectly fine and then all of the sudden that afternoon things went downhill. If you have never had a kidney stone (I had not) some major symptoms including urge to urinate but nothing is … Continue Reading →