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  • We Tested Sunscreens for Moms
    Mom's Health and Fitness
    We Tested 5 Sunblocks for Mom and Here's What We Found
    You know you do it. We all do. You spend 15 minutes covering your kid in sunblock from head to toe, but you don't put any on yourself. Or, you throw on a light layer of whatever you've put on your kid before you head out the door.  Well it's t...
    Laurie Mega
  • Extreme Fitness During Pregnancy
    Pregnancy
    Extreme Fitness During Pregnancy: Do I Have to Ditch My Routine?
    We all know that one mom who hit the gym every day her entire pregnancy. (In my case, I was certainly NOT that mom, and envious of women who maintained their workout schedule their whole pregnancy!) We know that regular exercise is good for mom...
    Rachel Sokol
  • woman standing on scale
    Weight Management
    Weight, BMI and Percent Body Fat Explained
    Trying to lose weight post-baby and not sure how? Or maybe you just need someone to tell you once and for all what the hell BMI is and how it affects your health? Look no further. The Active Woman's Health and Fitness Handbook breaks it all dow...
  • The Best Yoga Positions for Pregnancy
    Exercise Safety During Pregnancy
    The Best Yoga Positions for Pregnancy
    Pregnancy is a wonderful time but it can be physically challenging. Yoga is a great, gentle way of calming the body and mind while keeping loose and maybe helping some of the common aches and pains that carrying a baby brings. Below are a few gr...
    Laura Richards
  • Workout Stuff
    Family Life
    Top 10 Pieces of Workout Equipment for Your Home Gym
    To say you're a busy parent is the height of redundancy. No matter their ages, there's always something to do or some place to be that involves your children. Laundry (lots of it), changing diapers, preparing meals, soccer practice, field hockey...
    Steven Auger
  • Children
    Tick Bites
    Bug Off! Protect Yourself from These 6 Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Diseases
    Ticks and mosquitoes are two of the leading carriers of diseases to humans, and warm summer weather makes these pests more active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines the 6 most common diseases that can spread through ti...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Young girl eating a oatmeal with berries after a workout
    Maintaining Weight Loss
    Calorie Intake for Weight Loss and Weight Management
    Counting the calories in each morsel of food that you eat is not the way to go. But you can get a general idea of how many total calories you should eat each day, to either maintain or lose weight, with the following formula: First find your BM...
  • breastfeeding woman checking medication safety
    Breastfeeding Challenges
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers Do you have concerns about breastfeeding while on certain medications? Good news: In the September 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shares its revised...
    Erin Dower
  • Close up of maquito on human arm
    Bites and Stings
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is spread through mosquitoes, and is a particular threat during the summer and fall months in North America. The Cente...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for eye health
    Eye Care
    Eat the Rainbow for Your Eyes
    Have you "eaten the rainbow" today? Brightly colored fruits and vegetables offer different nutrients that are good for your overall health, and eating the colors of the rainbow spectrum, especially those with the carotenoid lutein, may also prote...
    Bridget Swinney, R.D.
  • skull of human fetus at 11 weeks and 6 days
    Week 12 of Pregnancy
    You are 11 Weeks and 6 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayThe bones of the front of the skull have continued to expand and cover the head, protecting the delicate brain structures beneath. The soft spot in between the skull bones (center) remains through pregnancy and into babyhood. ...
  • Keeping Your Husband Healthy, Married couple cooking heart healthy meal for mans diet
    Disease Prevention
    4 Key Steps to Keep Your Hubby Healthy
    Let's face it — between working long hours and being a seemingly invincible superdad, the man in your life could use some help staying healthy. Whether your husband seems like the picture of good health or the poster child for unhealthy habits,...
    Erin Dower
  • WomanatDoctor
    Mom's Health and Fitness
    9 Must-Have Health Tests for Women
    Hey mom, we know you're busy taking care of your family, but when was the last time you took the time to take care of yourself? Find out what health tests are most important, so you and your doctor can make sure you stay in tip-top shape for a lo...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Family Life
    Healthcare Issues
    How Does President Obama's Health Care Reform Affect My Family?
    How Does President Obama's Health Care Reform Affect My Family?The Supreme Court voted on June 28, 2012, to uphold so-called "Obamacare." The Health Care Reform Act, officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was signed i...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Pregnancy
    Week 13 of Pregnancy
    You are 12 Weeks and 5 Days Pregnant
    You and your partner will be developing your own special relationship with your baby. ...
  • start getting fit with these easy exercises and tips
    Exercise Tips
    10 Simple Ways to Start Getting Fit Fast
    10 Simple Things to Get Yourself Fitter Climb the stairs -- Start by getting out of the elevator two floors early and climb the rest of the way. Within weeks you will be running up the stairs two at a time. Stairs are great for firming your legs...
  • Family Life
    Disease Prevention
    10 Simple Health Things You Can Check Yourself
    10 Simple Health Things You Can Check Yourself Hop on the scales -- Weighing yourself every month (not every day!) will enable you to spot any changes before your clothes become too tight or even too loose. Look in the mirror -- If your eyes ar...
  • Womandrinkingwateronawalk
    Weight Management
    10 Simple Things to Improve Your Diet
    Learn 10 quick tips on how you can improve your diet for weight loss and ultimate healthiness. ...