The recent H1N1 swine flu virus was certainly deadly for the population as a whole, killing 305 Americans, but pregnant women were at a disproportionally higher risk for death. Pregnant women, even if they were healthy, were more likely to develop severe disease after infection with the virus. They were four times more likely to be hospitalized, with a much higher death rate. … [Read more...] about Should Pregnant Women Be Medical Test Subjects?
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As a Mom if you put an emphasis on health it will motivate your children to eat better and be more active. Your involvement is crucial, and even better, get the entire family on board, engaged and focused on health. It changes the focus from losing weight to choosing the right foods and being active to stay healthy. When everyone in the family gets involved, it demonstrates … [Read more...] about Taking a Family Approach to Health and Weight Loss
If it isn’t enough that we are going through a national pandemic, this pandemic is requiring us to isolate ourselves and our families and treat our jobs like extreme sports as we maneuver working from home. Adding fuel to this wildfire is the challenge of homeschooling your children. Homeschooling one child presents with its challenges but having multiple children only … [Read more...] about Soothing The Frustrations Of Homeschooling During COVID-19
If you are addicted to alcohol and are pregnant, you must take serious measures to stop drinking. When you drink, so does your baby. No amount of alcohol is safe for your baby and can lead to serious complications. If you have been trying to stop drinking, your pregnancy can serve as the extra motivation you need. Effects of Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy Not only can … [Read more...] about Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy
When shopping for fruit juice, you may encounter a wide variety of options. Should you pick up juice that is "not from concentrate," a frozen container of concentrate that you mix up yourself, or a carton of juice made from concentrate? There are a few differences between the three options. Your final decision depends on you and your preferences. Juice Vs. Concentrate The … [Read more...] about Juice Vs. Concentrate