Archive for August, 2018
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, when many of us enjoy a long weekend with friends and family and toast the season with a backyard barbecue. The traditional meat-heavy barbecue menu can be hazardous to your health, but it doesn’t have to be. Some of the most popular barbecue foods are well-known to […]
Healthy eating patterns have been shown to provide significant health benefits and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Certain “superfoods” are rich in important nutrients and will bolster your efforts to eat a healthier diet.
Getting ready for a big trip abroad can be a lot of work, especially for people with health concerns. Some simple travel tips can help you plan ahead and take prudent precautions while away and help you avoid unexpected health issues.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active ingredient in cannabis that is derived directly from the hemp plant, but it does not cause a high and is not addictive. CBD is drawing attention because it has been shown to be effective in helping people treat conditions like pain, insomnia, and anxiety.
For some children, the start of the school year triggers back to school anxiety. This can be especially challenging for kids who already have issues with anxiety. Parents can do several things to address these issues and help their children cope better.
Of course, observing safe driving habits is a common-sense practice that can help you avoid injury, but these driving guidelines can help protect your brain as well.
When families eat dinner together, the benefits to children go beyond nutrition. Family meals can lead to improved academic performance and self-esteem. Involving the kids in preparing dinner also enriches the experience.
As the need for substance use treatment continues to grow, a small study showed that a computer-guided CBT program for substance abuse was slightly more effective than the same type of therapy delivered in person by a therapist, and resulted in a higher percentage of days abstinent from drug use.
Prolonged periods of hot and humid weather increase the chance of a heat related illness, and you are at higher risk if you are older or spend time exerting yourself outdoors. Take precautions and be sure to hydrate wisely.
If you are a parent concerned about teens and drugs, these tips can help you engage in a productive and positive conversation with your child about substance misuse and help you know when to intervene.