July means summer sun for people in most parts of the country. We like to go out and soak up the sunshine at beaches, open-air restaurants, and in nature. But with all that sunshine enjoyment, don't overlook the risks associated with the sun's excessive exposure. July is UV Safety Awareness Month. Let’s discover more. UV Safety Awareness Month raises awareness about the importance of skin protection and eyes from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. The American Safety and Health … [Read more...] about UV Safety Awareness Month
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A sarcoma is a rare type of cancer in adults, and a more prevalent cancer in children that can occur in different parts of the body. It is a term for cancers that begin in the bones or the connective tissues that connect, surround and support our body, including muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels, nerves and the lining of the joints. Sarcoma can rise anywhere as these tissues are present all over the body. There are over 70 types of sarcoma. The treatment varies depending on the location, type … [Read more...] about Sarcoma Awareness Month
Planning a dip in the pool or the ocean but worried about swimmer’s ear? Contrary to the name, swimmer’s ear can occur on dry land too. It is an infection in the ear canal that runs from your eardrums to the outside of your head. This is different from the common ear infections that children get due to a cold. Those are mild infections as compared to swimmer’s ear, also known as otitis externa. The reason it is associated with swimming is that the infection often occurs due to the water … [Read more...] about Preventing Swimmer’s Ear in Adults and Children
Pregnancy is a joyous experience for expecting mothers. Women’s bodies experience a wide range of changes throughout the term. The first few weeks are particularly crucial in understanding these changes and to ensure that the pregnancy is healthy. It doesn’t mean that you have to stop doing everything you enjoyed including travelling. Occasional flying while you are pregnant is likely safe with a few preparations. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists … [Read more...] about Is it Safe to Fly While Pregnant?
When a child is unwell, parents can usually tell that something's wrong as they notice a change in their behavior. However, if a child has vision problems, these may go undetected for a long time. Signs That a Child Needs Glasses When vision problems are undetected, they can impact a child's performance at school and even outside the classroom. Sitting Close to a TV or Screen Sitting close to the TV or holding a handheld device close to the eyes could be signs of myopia or … [Read more...] about How to Know if My Child Needs Glasses
Fish is a high source of protein and other nutrients essential for pregnant women as it helps in supporting a healthy fetal, infant as the child develops. Mixed concerns to avoid eating fish during pregnancy are not new. Over the years, health experts have explained both the benefits and ill effects of eating fish. Serving one portion of fish is not likely to pose any threat, but the ones that are high in mercury should be avoided. Mercury exposure has been linked with severe health … [Read more...] about Can I Eat Fish While Pregnant or Nursing?
Skill and training are essential for every athlete. Another factor that has a massive impact on an athlete’s performance is optimal nutrition. No matter what sport they play, young athletes need the right fuel to train and perform well and meet their growth demands. Here are some game day nutrition tips for young athletes to help them deliver a top-notch performance. Carbohydrates for Energy Carbohydrates or carbs are a source of energy. Choosing foods like crackers, whole-grain bread, … [Read more...] about Game Day Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes
Baseball is one of the most popular youth sports in the United States, and like any other sport, it comes with a risk of injuries. Just like baseball is a team sport, it also needs the collective effort of parents, coaches, teammates and officials to ensure the safety of its players. Here are some essential baseball safety tips to keep in mind to protect children from injuries. Preventing Injuries Pre-Season Before the season starts, ensure that your child is healthy. It’s advisable to get … [Read more...] about Baseball Safety for Children
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Every year the month aims to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia. The month is a great opportunity for individuals, businesses, and charities to hold events to support awareness. Here’s what we know. Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia Often “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” are used interchangeably, however, these two conditions aren’t the same. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia and dementia is a … [Read more...] about Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month