Healthy Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home by trying some healthy, family-friendly recipes for traditional Irish food. Irish Stew Traditionally, Irish stew was made with mutton or lamb and lots of root vegetables. Not ready to spend hours cutting up parsnips and turnips? We’ve updated the recipe with pre-cut stew beef and some frozen veggies to […]

New AAP Peanut Allergy Guidelines

Peanut allergies can be severe, and the number of people suffering from these allergies is on the rise. Many schools forbid peanuts on campus and children’s party menus increasingly avoid these tasty legumes. Surprisingly, though, new studies show that introducing peanuts to children at a young age could actually help prevent peanut allergies. New peanut […]

Are You Sticking with Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions?

January 17th is Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day. Whether or not you choose to participate in this day probably depends on how you’re faring with your resolutions. Sticking with healthy New Year’s resolutions can be challenging, but don’t give up! Your health is important enough to stick with your healthy goals. How long does it […]

7 Health and Wellness Tips for Winter

Shorter days and colder weather can lead to some bad habits. Health-conscious people who normally exercise and eat their vegetables may find themselves sitting indoors, watching television, and eating junk food during the winter. Your health is important throughout all stages of life, and throughout the entire year. Here are a few health and wellness […]

10 Ideas for Healthy New Years Resolutions

Is 2017 the year that you get healthy? Don’t start by writing down “Get healthy!” as your New Year’s resolution. Studies show that just 8% of people follow through on their New Year’s resolutions, and one of the big reasons is that their resolutions aren’t SMART. SMART is an acronym that defines a goal you’ll […]

What You Should Know About Winter Dehydration

Many people associate dehydration with sweltering summer days, or overexertion in hot and humid climates. Dehydration isn’t limited to hot weather, however. You can still get dehydrated in cold weather. Here are some things you should know about winter dehydration, and tips to stay hydrated year-round. Winter dehydration Dehydration occurs when your body doesn’t have […]

Dosing Errors

A recent study in Pediatrics reported a surprising fact: 20% of parents who gave their kids liquid medicine gave their children more than twice the right dose. In the same study, nearly all the parents made dosing errors of some kind.  Researchers found that packaging changes could help. Medications that came with an oral syringe […]

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and it’s no coincidence that we’re in peak flu season. While the exact number of people who get the flu varies, millions of Americans get the flu each year, and hundreds of thousands are admitted to the hospital for flu symptoms. Learn more about the flu, flu vaccine, […]

Coronary Heart Disease is Still an Issue

A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States has decreased over the past three decades. According to the study – which examined patients from 1983 to 2011 – the incidence of CHD decreased by 20%. While this is an […]

What Does Social Media Say About Our Diet?

Posting food pictures on social media has become a bit of a fad. Whether you find it strange or perfectly normal to upload pictures of your meal on the Internet, there’s a good chance that you can find at least one food picture or video in your social media news feed right now with little […]