A Long Winter’s Nap

Some of us go back to work today, but many of us are still on winter break, taking some time off from school or work. Time off is important for our health, but it’s hard to get enough rest in our busy world. Harvard University researchers report that 60% of American women have a “sleep […]

Mammograms for Christmas?

It’s the day before Christmas, and you might still have a few things on your to-do list. There’s probably some cooking and baking still to do, maybe some cleaning, you might be planning to attend church services or a party, and you might have guests to pick up at the airport. You might even have […]

Look on the Bright Side Day

It’s National Look on the Bright Side Day. Today is the shortest day of the year — the day with the fewest number of daylight hours. And just a few days before Christmas, this is also a day when you might be racing around trying to get things done, dealing with difficult people, or coping […]

Children’s Health Coloring Page

Kids love to color! It’s good for hand-eye coordination, and it can also be a good stress reducer when kids get overexcited during this busy season. We’ve created two special health coloring pages for your children. These pages provide a fun way to start a conversation about healthy habits.. or just some plain old coloring […]

Vitamin D Alert

Vitamin D deficiency in kids has been a concern in the U.S. in recent years. Vitamin D helps bones absorb calcium and phosphorous, leading to stronger bones, so it’s very important for health. Vitamin D comes from food sources like fatty fish and eggs, and it can be produced naturally in the body from sun […]

Holiday Tummy Trouble

The holidays are all about being happy and having fun… but they can also be full of heartburn, constipation, upset stomachs, and other digestive disorders. Even if you have a healthy digestion most of the time, the combination of rich food, alcohol, and stress can make you feel queasy. If you have gastrointestinal issues to […]

Keeping Kids Active in Cold Weather

The winter weather doesn’t have to turn your kids into couch potatoes. Here are some ways to keep your kids safely active in winter weather. Kids can enjoy biking, walking, skating, or free unstructured play in cold weather just as in warm weather. If they tend to spend winter weekends in front of the TV, […]

Who Was Tesla?

MANA has a Tesla-3 machine — but who was Tesla? Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest inventors and scientific minds in the last hundred and fifty some-odd years. He was a visionary who predicted many of the inventions that we use today before they ever even existed, and is responsible for inventing the first […]

National Brownie Day

It’s National Brownie Day! Does that mean that you have to choose between virtuous deprivation and chocolate decadence? Not at all. Here are some ways to have the deliciousness without the decadence. Willpower behaves a lot like a muscle. You can increase your store of willpower by exercising it — but you can also wear […]

National Safe Toy Month

It’s hard to match the fun and excitement of new toys under the Christmas tree! Keep the fun going by making sure you choose safe toys for holiday gifts. Small children, especially those under age three, love to experience new things by putting them in their mouths. Make sure your gift isn’t a choking hazard. […]