Marijuana or Alcohol: Which is worse for your child?

By Editorial Staff We know, we know: On the one hand, this is a question that doesn’t merit an answer, because for the vast majority of parents (we’re accounting for a few uninformed outliers), marijuana and alcohol are taboo for all children until they reach adulthood. That’s the vision; now here’s the reality: Thirty-three 

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New Year’s Resolutions that should be on your List (But probably aren’t)

By Editorial Staff A new year is right around the corner, which makes now a great time to review your 2018 resolutions (particularly how successful you’ve been at achieving them) and chart a course for an even better 2019 with a fresh set of resolutions designed to build a better you. Ready, set, go! 

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Want to constrict your blood vessels? Grab an energy drink

By Editorial Staff OK, so let’s start with a warning, in case you were confused by the title of this article: You don’t want to constrict your blood vessels. The heart and brain are the primary organs that rely on blood, although every organ in the body requires a steady flow of blood to 

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We all need a regular bedtime

By Editorial Staff Most parents put their children to bed at fairly specific times, depending on age: generally sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. until they reach puberty. But what about you? Parents – in fact, all adults – benefit from a consistent sleep time as well. Here’s why: Adults who go to 

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Can stress shrink your brain?

By Editorial Staff Is it better to have a bigger brain vs. a smaller brain? The jury is still out, although some research suggests a bigger brain might give you a slight edge in intelligence, although size is by no means the sole variable to consider. However, one thing’s for certain: a shrinking brain 

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Cut Cancer risk: Eat Organic

By Editorial Staff While the nutritional benefits of organic vs. conventional foods continue to be debated, one fact seems clear: If you eat organic foods, you’re less likely to be exposed to the pesticides and other chemical products conventional farmers commonly spray on their crops. And less exposure to pesticides is generally a good 

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An easy way to keep your baby’s stress levels low

By Editorial Staff What’s a great way to bond with your baby, create a nurturing environment conducive to their development – and keep their stress levels low? Breastfeed them. While research supports various physical health benefits for both mother and child, including a reduced risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome, 

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The upside to Social Media?

By Editorial Staff We hear about social media every day, and it’s often in a negative context – as in excessive screen time, dependence on technology, and the psychological problems attributable to the platforms themselves, including a constant need to check one’s accounts, high levels of stress based on what one reads online (even 

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More Water = Fewer UTIs

By Editorial Staff Women are more likely to suffer urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men, primarily because the female urethra is shorter, which makes it easier for bacteria to reach the bladder. Certain types of birth control can also elevate the risk, and risk heightens when a woman reaches menopause. Regardless of the cause, 

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The Unhealthy Holidays: 5 worst things you can do

By Editorial Staff Another year winding down means another string of holidays to test our health will. The last two months of the year bring seemingly endless trips to visit relatives, malls and other hectic locales far from the comfort of your regular exercise and fitness routine. That’s danger with a capital D when 

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