(BPT) – Babies are measured and weighed frequently in the first few years of life so parents and pediatricians can be sure they are getting a healthy start. But as kids get older, many parents don’t know exactly how tall or heavy their children are. Knowing your child’s height and weight, and using the right car or booster seat when they travel, could save their life.
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(Family Features) Thanks to a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, efforts are underway to streamline licensing for medications known as “biosimilars,” which are similar – but not identical – to cutting-edge biologic medicines. However, the development has some concerned about patient safety, especially among older Americans who tend to suffer from more chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
(BPT) – Many moms say back-to-school season rivals the holidays as the most stressful time of the year. The whirlwind spans from shopping for supplies to scheduling new fall activities. Whether you’re a single mom, a Mr. Mom or a traditional parent, nearly everyone can benefit from reducing stress during this busy time of year.
If you have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), you are probably familiar with many of these statistics, just as well as you know the pain that occurs in your joints during an RA flare-up. Chances are good that symptoms of your RA have caused you to miss social events or even work. But there is good news. Although RA is not curable, there are multiple ways to effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life.
Health Advice: Planning, Communication and Cooperation Help Reduce Back-to-school Worry for Parents of Students with Diabetes
(BPT) – Children begin each school year excited about making new friends, and learning new things. But children living with diabetes and their families may also feel uncertain or uneasy about how their diabetes will be managed throughout the school day.
(Family Features) Whether it’s a mild stress headache or a full-blown migraine, those who regularly battle headaches are continually looking for safe and effective remedies to alleviate the pain as quickly as possible.
Clear vision is a crucial tool in experiencing life to its fullest potential, but according to Essilor, an estimated 2.5 billion people worldwide see poorly and don’t possess adequate access to vision correction.
(BPT) – Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Fortunately, 90 percent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer will survive the disease.
(BPT) – You’re probably aware that consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain, and that sugar is linked to a range of health problems, including diabetes. But did you know that sugar also can make you look old? Or that dehydration can damage your skin? Some surprising factors affect your skin, but some simple changes to your beauty routine can help combat the impact aging has on your body and skin.
(BPT) – As the days start to get shorter – and the evenings busier – families are always on the lookout for quick and easy go-to meals that will please even the pickiest eaters. A few tricks and time-saving recipes instantly reinvent family favorites and will receive rave reviews at the dinner table.