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Put Intention Behind Your Walking Meditation

While walking, be mindful of your body, your mind, your place in the world and all five of your senses as you pave a path forward, one step at a time

Take the Plunge: 4 Reasons To Try a Milk Bath

Adding a little milk to your bath can leave your skin smooth, silky and refreshed

Here’s the Right Way To Do a Squat

Squat smart with proper technique, including a neutral spine, wide knees and an engaged core

How To Find an LGBTQIA-Friendly Pediatrician for Your Child

Local LGBT centers, online directories, visual cues and gender-affirming care or non-discrimination policies can all be helpful resources and cues

June Is Pride Month

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What It Means To Be ‘Aromantic’

This romantic orientation involves little to no romantic attraction to others and exists on a spectrum

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How To Come Out Safely

Start with one person you trust, and then you can open the door to the rest of the world

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How You Can Better Access LGBTQIA+ Friendly Healthcare

Research healthcare providers who are welcoming and affirming, and advocate for yourself

Summertime Safety

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When Can Babies Go in the Pool?

Wait until they’re at least 6 months old before your little one takes their first dunk

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Summer Sniffles: Winter Isn’t the Only Time You Can Catch a Cold

Enteroviruses are often to blame for summer colds, leading to a runny nose, sore throat and digestive symptoms

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The Difference Between Mineral and Chemical Sunscreens

Mineral sunscreens have a heavier texture to create a physical barrier, while chemical sunscreens are lighter and use a chemical reaction to prevent UV damage

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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Eating Foods With Xylitol Can Be a Risk to Your Heart

Xylitol in processed food can increase risk of heart attack and stroke — but there’s no danger in xylitol in oral care products

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How Much Protein Do You Need? And How To Get It

The general rule is 0.8 to 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight — but that may not be right for you, and it’s important to determine what’s right for you

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Recipe: Summer Veggie Potato Salad

No more gloppy potatoes and mayonnaise

Common Concerns

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5 Ways To Avoid Blisters (and the Best Way To Treat Them)

Wear properly fitted shoes, break them in ahead of time and wear moisture-wicking socks

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How To Make — and Nourish — New Friendships When You’re an Adult

Look to activities you enjoy — or try a new hobby — to help foster meeting new people

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Have Crepey Skin? Here’s How You Can Address It

Topical treatments — and even some cosmetic procedures — may help reduce the appearance of this crinkled-paper look

Taking Care of Family

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How Much Sleep Kids Need: Recommended Hours by Age

From newborn through teen years, your child’s sleep needs will change

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Sharing Isn’t Always Caring: The Risks and Dangers of ‘Sharenting’

Posting intimate details of your child’s life on social media, like their birth date and school name, can have serious consequences

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Baby on the Way? Here’s What You May Not Know About Labor and Delivery

The birthing process can take longer than you might expect, and plans can always change

Recent Articles

Stuffed pork chops
June 13, 2024/Recipes
Recipe: Stuffed Pork Chops

Along with all the veggies, lean pork loin helps make this dish delicious

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June 12, 2024/Children's Health
Sunscreen for Babies: When Can You Use Sunscreen and What Kind Is Safest?

Babies shouldn’t wear sunscreen before 6 months old, so opt for shade and cooler parts of the day for outdoor fun time

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June 12, 2024/Wellness
Power Up: 10 Ways To Boost Your Energy Naturally

Making certain food and lifestyle choices can help keep your battery full

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Will Perineal Massage Keep You From Tearing During Childbirth?

Science is mixed, but if you want to try stretching your perineum, here’s how to do it safely

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June 11, 2024/Diet, Food & Fitness
Is Colloidal Silver Safe?

Supplements with colloidal silver offer no proven health benefits and could be harmful

Bowl of Asian chicken slaw mixture with stacked tortillas, ginger and hoisin sauce
June 11, 2024/Recipes
Recipe: Asian Chicken Wraps With Shiitake Mushrooms

Make these tasty wraps in under 30 minutes

Blister on bottom of big toe
June 11, 2024/Skin Care & Beauty
5 Ways To Avoid Blisters (and the Best Way To Treat Them)

Wear properly fitted shoes, break them in ahead of time and wear moisture-wicking socks

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June 11, 2024/Children's Health
Cycle Smart: 8 Bike Safety Tips for Kids

Make sure their bike is the right size, find a helmet that fits properly and teach them the rules of the road

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