Mom guilt. Oh the notorious dark cloud that looms over mothers. The struggle is real, even for me, a licensed counselor who continues to work on personal development daily. Before I became a mother, I didn’t fully comprehend the concept. Mom guilt is a whole different beast. It’s like regular guilt, except on steroids. As…
Despite the fact that anabolic steroids are illegal and can cause health problems, some teenage athletes are willing to use them anyway to help improve their muscle mass and strength. Maybe they believe that steroid use is their ticket to pro sports or a college scholarship. Tell your teen that the harmful effects of steroids are just not worth it.
While the excitement and anticipation you feel during pregnancy may leave little time for you to think about your skin, proper skin care techniques can prevent future problems. Some medications and skin preparations protect your health while others pose a risk to the health of your developing baby. Caring for your skin, including treating both preexisting skin conditions and skin changes due to pregnancy, require caution.
If it’s wintertime and you have a child who is 5 years old or younger who has a barking type of cough, she might have a virus called croup. Children older than 5 years can also get croup, and they can get croup in other seasons besides winter, but it’s most common in young children and during the winter months. Most times, croup is mild enough that you can treat it at home, but recognize the signs of a more serious condition that requires a doctor’s attention.