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Friday, Mar 18th 2016
If you live in a climate anything at all like where I live in coastal Virginia, then the pollens are about to attack your nasal passages with a vengeance—if they haven't already. And for those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies, it can take all the fun out of spring.
Wednesday, Feb 24th 2016
When I visit my primary care provider, I'm not thinking about my mental health. I'm either sick or going for an annual checkup. If it's a checkup, I take a list of health concerns accumulated throughout the year. Mental health has never been on my list—even though there have been times in my life when I needed to see a mental health professional.
I also cannot recall a primary care provider ever specifically asking me about my mental health.
Thursday, Feb 04th 2016
Does it seem like everyone you know is doing yoga? Well, not everyone, but the numbers are rapidly rising—and with good reason.
Yoga is a form of exercise that nearly anyone can do, with very little equipment, and it improves strength, balance, flexibility and overall physical and mental well-being.
Monday, Jan 25th 2016
What mom doesn't want to raise children with healthy eating habits? But not every parent has the resources or knowledge to provide healthy foods and teach good nutrition. That's where the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act comes in.
That law, passed by Congress in 2010 and recently extended, requires schools participating in the National School Lunch Program to offer more nutritious lunches.
Friday, Jan 15th 2016
Vision loss is scary, especially for people like me whose livelihoods depend on good vision. I recently had successful emergency laser surgery to prevent a retinal tear and possible retinal detachment, and I'm sharing my experience to help others recognize the symptoms that could save your vision.
Wednesday, Sep 16th 2015
How much calcium do women really need? Does it change as we get older? Will it really help build strong bones and prevent fractures? Are supplements helpful?
I've wrestled for many years with these and other questions related to calcium and vitamin D, the vitamin that aids calcium absorption. And I've worried that I wasn't getting enough of either.