You may have heard that it is better to have a baby at a young age to avoid certain birth defects. While this is somewhat true, a woman can have a healthy baby throughout her premenopausal life. The chance of having a baby with a birth defect does increase with age, but you need to know the facts before determining whether it is a substantial risk that you would want to … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Over 40 & Percentage of Birth Defects
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Adipose tissue, or fat, is essential for the body to function properly. According to the American Council on Exercise, women need a body fat percentage of 10 to 12 percent for the tissue to adequately protect the body, regulate temperature, provide insulation, produce sex hormones and supply enough fuel to carry out activities. Dangers arise when the body stores too much fat. … [Read more...] about What Is Normal Body Fat Percentage for Women?
I love summertime, especially when that includes fun in the sun with family and friends. Where I live now, this also means pool, lake or beach get-togethers. This is all great, but I have one big, big request that you PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN. While the sun is our friend, the National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that reducing unprotected exposure to the … [Read more...] about Keep Your Skin Healthy in the Summer Sun!
A teen pregnancy is a scary proposition, both for the teen mother and for her parents, who often find their hopes of their teen's success rapidly vanishing. If a teen in your life is about to prematurely enter the world of motherhood, consider some of the facts about teen pregnancy. What If There's No Proper Pre-Natal Care? Teens face many of the same risks as older mothers. … [Read more...] about Questions About Teen Pregnancy
Fevers in children can be frightening for their parents. In fact, the leading cause of emergency room visits for children is a fever, according to eMedicinehealth. In most cases, fevers caused by a minor infection, but some types of fever in children are more serious and can be a cause for concern. Types of Fever in Children Function A fever is the body's reaction to an … [Read more...] about The Types of Fever in Children