Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Is Eight Enough? Part 2

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The American Dietetic Association stands by the advice that drinking at least six and preferably eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day is important for good health. Food contains water, yes, ADA spokesperson Baker said, but most people still need about eight glasses of water every day. (more…)

Is Eight Enough? Part 1

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

For good health, were supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day, right?
Wrong, according to some leading nutritionists. One is Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., a professor at Penn State who is a nationally-known writer on diet and an expert on the human bodys fluid balance. (more…)

Motion Sickness

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Have you ever had motion sickness or what some people call ‘car sickness?’ When I traveled as a little girl I always seemed to get car sick. Whatever the name, it’s quite uncomfortable and causes people to be extremely sick and may progress to vomiting. (more…)

Physical Findings and GERD

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Physical findings in reflux disease are quite limited unless complications have developed. While the symptoms are quite severe, there may be absolutely nothing to find on a physical examination. (more…)

Some Eye Opening Statistics on Mothers Today

Friday, June 15th, 2012

What are mothers doing and who is minding the kids? According to the nonprofit organization, Mothers At Home, the latest Census Bureau figures from 1997 are as follows:
In married couples with children under 18: (more…)

How Can My Child Take Medication at School?

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Most schools and school nurses have set up relatively simple procedures for giving children medication during school hours. These procedures are meant to be able to meet your child’s health needs — she may need to take a medication such as methylphenidate for attention deficit disorder, for example, or an antibiotic for an ear infection, or he may need to use his inhaler because of asthma. (more…)

Beyond Just Say No, Part 2

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

“Don’t be the judge, be open-minded. Say things that promote conversation, not cut it off. Don’t say, ‘Don’t you ever be that stupid’ or ‘Don’t you ever do that.’ In the same way, ridiculing or humiliating the child tends not to promote discussion.” (more…)

Beyond Just Say No, Part 1

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The latest news that a gene linked to lung cancer may be more active in women has parents wondering anew how to talk so their kids will listen about smoking. Parents, however, already possess a visual aid that is far more effective than words can be, according to the experts: Be a nonsmoking role model, and if you smoke, quit. (more…)

Intro to Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Friday, May 18th, 2012

any, if not most, people feel dissatisfied and concerned about their bodies. From time to time, almost everyone feels that they aren’t as attractive as they would like to be, or that a certain aspect of their appearance is unattractive — acne, or a bent nose, or a receding hairline, or a chin, jaw, eyes, breasts, chests, arms, calves, genitals — or other parts of their body. They may even think that other people notice these “defects” and talk about them behind their backs. (more…)

What to Do About Sensitive Teeth

Monday, May 7th, 2012

If a tooth feels painful after exposure to heat or cold, you could have a condition known as dentinal hypersensitivity.
This occurs when enamel, the outer covering of the tooth, thins or wears away. (more…)