Wellness in Practice
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Did you know that women have different side effects to medicine than men? And oftentimes, research doesn't look at the effects of drugs on women. If your health care provider recommends a medication, ask questions about the risks and benefits before accepting the prescription. You can start a discussion with your health care provider by asking the following questions.
Your World at Home
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
We all know our moms are special, but Anna Jarvis wanted society as a whole to give moms their due. As a result, on the second Sunday in May, children around the country honor their moms in ways ranging from a simple homemade card to a weekend spa retreat. Though we may celebrate in many ways—and we'd love to hear about your favorite Mother's Day tradition—Anna Jarvis preferred to keep it simple. Mother's Day history
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Why do some women going through menopause feel like they're out of control, irritable, short-fused and just plain crazy? And why do others pass through seamlessly with nary a hot flash or mood swing?
Monday, April 20, 2015
When I was in my 20s, I was a great sleeper. I'd hit the pillow after a long day at work and I was out for the count. I remember my roommate W was envious of how quickly I would nod off. Not anymore.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Yesterday reminded me of why I love the sun so much. After an endless winter where the sun's warming effects felt minimal, the sun was finally out in full force. Its delightful warmth and light were just what I needed to restore my hope and remind me that warmer weather was finally within reach.
I craned my neck up toward the heat—and then I was suddenly reminded that in addition to worshipping the sun, we must also fear it.