Teaching Your Children Healthy Habits

20
Apr
0

As a parent, it’s your responsibility to help your kids establish healthy habits from an early age. Below are some tips from Lawrence Balter, a professor of applied psychology at New York University who is currently heading up “Starting From Scratch,” an educational campaign that helps parents teach kids healthy habits.

Breast Cancer Risk

12
Apr
0

New findings have established a link between upper body fat and weight gain in adulthood with a woman’s risk of developing and dying from cancer. While obesity alone increases the risk of breast cancer in women, researchers have found that women with upper body fat have a particularly high risk of developing the disease.

Preventing Insomnia

4
Apr
0

For some insomniacs a few lifestyle changes can go a long way towards better sleep. Unfortunately, while straightforward, these changes are not always simple to implement. If one can make some, or all, of the changes listed below, he/she may experience greatly improved sleep and feel much better.
It is important to have a regular sleep schedule. People should awaken and get up at nearly the same time each day, even on weekends. The body’s clock will be set to this time and nighttime sleep will be deeper and more consistent. It is helpful to not take daytime naps or even to sit and “daydream” to catch up on sleep. Naps rob people of deep sleep during the night when their bodies most need it.

What Is Ectodermal Dysplasia?

30
Mar
0

Ectodermal dysplasia is the name given to a group of relatively uncommon inherited disorders of the ectoderm, the embryonic material that develops into the skin, hair, teeth, nails and sweat and oil glands of the skin. Children with this disorder — and there are more than 120 types — often have very dry, pale skin, with wispy, sparse hair that has very little color.

Active Females with Cycle Disruption May Just Need to Eat More

28
Mar
0

Females whose menstrual cycles have been disrupted by strenuous exercise may simply need to eat more to correct the problem, a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests.

Reducing Stress

13
Mar
0

Many strategies are available to help individuals manage their stress. These include learning to relax, thinking realistically, reality testing, and many others. Below are two key strategies for stress reduction.

Weight Loss Prevents Diabetes

29
Feb
0

More than 16 million Americans have diabetes, and of these75 percent are overweight and many are unaware they even have diabetes (CNN, May 11, 2000). While diabetes can cut the average life expectancy by 15 years, a moderate weight-reduction program can help reduce the risk of diabetes, as well as other chronic illnesses such as heart disease and stroke.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia About

13
Feb
0

Familial hypercholesterolemia runs in families, but it can be treated with generic Simvastin. People tend to hear nothing but bad things about cholesterol, and thus come to the incorrect conclusion that cholesterol is bad for them.

Eating During Cancer Treatment. Part 3

2
Feb
0

How to Manage Side Effects
The American Institute for Cancer Research offers the following tips for maximum healthful food intake while experiencing side effects of cancer treatments. Because of improvements in these treatments, only about one-third of cancer patients have side effects during treatment, and most of these go away when treatment ends.

Eating During Cancer Treatment. Part 2

2
Feb
0

There are some commercial high-calorie, high-protein drinks that you could add to your daily intake. Here is a recipe for a tasty high protein shake: