Your first kiss. Your graduation. A dream vacation. Life is full of beautiful moments that we won’t soon forget, even as the years go by. Positive, happy memories can be a bulwark in times of stress or uncertainty. Of...
There are a variety of external forces that affect the body, and which may cause trauma. The most common factors that can cause traumatic injury include falls, violence, road traffic accidents, and sports injuries. If your teenage child is...
Self-care seems to be the buzz word these days. A quick internet search can populate thousands of different articles, research posts, personal blogs, and videos that debate what self care is and isn’t, how often we should be engaging...
Your OB/GYN sees you through all of life’s changes. From puberty to pregnancy, through menopause and beyond, you need a trusted provider who can help you navigate these seasons with skill, sensitivity and compassion.  Choosing the right OB/GYN is important...
Our eyesight almost always gets worse as we age, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time to care for our vision. If you’ve recently found out you need glasses or have noticed your eyes getting weaker, it could...
As summer beckons, expect children to participate in outdoor activities and out-of-town trips. In most tropical countries, prolonged sun exposure isn't the only thing parents worry about.  Equally concerning are mosquitoes that leave children uncomfortable bites and may carry mosquito-borne...
For new and soon-to-be parents, babyproofing brings to mind covering corners, installing child safety latches, anchoring furniture and placing covers over outlets. But there is one critical part of babyproofing that is often overlooked: fire safety. When it comes to...
April is Autism Awareness month and social media star Cory Singer is an inspirational autism advocate that uses his music and personal insights about having autism himself to show that anything is possible, no matter the disability. Cory Singer has...
Once upon a time, I was a power mommy who had everything under control. That fairy tale imploded in 1994 when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a virulent blood cancer. I was 32 years old. My son Malachi...

Dog Bites 101

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In the US, there are over 4.5 million dog bites every year. Almost 1 million require medical attention, and approximately 20 children die from injuries yearly. Dog bites are a serious problem that caring citizens need to address.  This article...

The True Story of RBF

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I’ve grown up with people (let’s be honest - mostly men) telling me to smile more. “It can’t be that bad.” The assumption that I was upset or angry or sad constantly happened over and over again as a kid, a...
Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, came a long way as a useful treatment option in medical science. The research into its many uses is still ongoing as new evidence is found and tested. For now, day spas and...
You’re trying your best to run a smooth household. That’s why you triple-check your child’s homework and get frustrated when your partner brings the wrong snacks to soccer. While you may think taking control keeps the train on the...
As parents, our goal is to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted children who are authentic and comfortable in their own skin. In today’s world, we’re starting to realize the role that mental health plays in this, and usually it’s because...
Sexual harassment is never a fun topic to discuss. Nobody wants to think about it, let alone experience it. However, sexual harassment is still prevalent in the workplace. It’s essential to understand your (and others’ fully) rights when it comes...

Have you tried the SHINE Dance Fitness Workout Craze for Moms?

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If you haven't tried a SHINE Dance Fitness class yet, it's ok. I hadn't either until now. And now I'm hooked! It was SO...

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