Family Health & Wellness
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Whether your child worries about monsters lurking under the bed or anxious about giving a presentation at school, all kids experience anxiety sometimes. The way you respond to your child’s anxiety will make a big difference in how they learn to cope with anxious feelings.Here are nine strategies that can help an anxious child learn to deal with his uncomfortable feelings.
Whether you’re concerned about your daughter's decision not to vaccinate her children or you think it’s time to talk to your parents about moving to an assisted living facility, bringing up sensitive subjects with loved ones is never easy. Here are few tips to help make your next difficult conversation more effective.
We can experience toxic relationships in our families, in the workplace, and among friend groups. While it's not always easy to avoid them, toxic relationships can be managed with healthy boundaries, self-care, and above all, awareness. Here is what you should know about toxic relationships, including what makes a relationship toxic, how to detect if you're in one, and the most effective ways to manage the various types.
The minute you become a parent, your focus turns to taking care of your new bundle of joy. You might find it’s tough to return your attention to taking care of yourself, but a lack of self-care can create a downward spiral. Here are a few ways to set aside a little time for yourself.
Breastfeeding your baby provides a host of important health benefits, but it can be difficult and time-consuming as well. If the demands of life are getting in the way of exclusively breastfeeding for the long term, you may want to consider supplementing your breastmilk with an infant formula.
It's fairly common for a child’s digestive system to get out of balance, with bad bacteria in the gut causing problems. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that can help keep their digestive and immune systems healthy by replenishing good bacteria. Check out our recommendations for the top probiotics for kids.
You need iron in your body to maintain a healthy red blood cell count and to produce hemoglobin. If you find out from your doc that you do need more of the mineral, and they suggest adding a supplement to your diet—be sure to check our top iron supplements here.
Being a mom at Christmas is one of the most wonderful, exciting times, but it can also be flat out exhausting. To help you find the best gifts for the moms in your life, we rounded up some great ones that will let her know just how much you appreciate all she does.
Approximately 33% of American adults have high blood pressure. The good news is that routinely checking your blood pressure numbers at home with a blood pressure monitor can help motivate you to make lifestyle changes and keep it under control. Read reviews and buy the best blood pressure monitors from top manufacturers including Omron, Care Touch, QardioArm, and more.
If you still have an old-fashioned mercury-type thermometer it is time to upgrade to a digital thermometer that will give you a precise reading. The AAP actually advises against using mercury models with children. Below we’ve rounded up the best options for you and your family, with picks for all budgets, so that when you or your loved one is sick, you're covered.
Your stomach is full of friendly bacteria that help you digest food and ward off intruders, and you can give it a boost by taking probiotics. Though you can get probiotics from foods like yogurt or miso soup, a probiotic supplement is an easy and efficient way to deliver a dose of good bacteria. Check out our top picks here.
Store shelves are lined with bottles upon bottles of vitamins, each promising something different. It can be overwhelming trying to find out if you need them all, from vitamin A to Zinc, or just a few in between. Read reviews and buy the best multivitamin for men from top brands including GNC, Centrum, One a Day and more.
The one thing that can kill your workout mojo faster than a lack of water is a stinky stench that goes hand in hand with embarrassment if you suspect the culprit giving off the potent aroma is well, you. Luckily there are a ton of odor-fighting options out there, including medical grade antiperspirants, natural aluminum-free versions, spray formulas, and more. Check out our top picks here.