Fashion do’s and don’ts — for your health

Fashion do’s and don’ts — for your health

In an effort to look good, fit in or feel good about their appearance, too many women make common sartorial mistakes that affect their spinal health. High heels and overly heavy bags are two of the main culprits that cause back pain, headaches and other ailments. If you’re in pain and don’t know why, it might be time to reconsider …

Potential signs of breast cancer

Potential signs of breast cancer

Feeling a lump in the breast is a classic sign of breast cancer, but there are other less-well-known signals that can tip off potential trouble. “The hope is that women know their own bodies and would find a mass before it becomes palpable, but the truth is that radiologists can find tumors so small (3, 4 or 5 millimeters); that …

Tips to boost your metabolism

Tips to boost your metabolism

People who struggle with their weight may complain that their metabolism is too slow and look for ways to speed it up. But just what is metabolism, and can you do anything to speed it up? “Metabolism is basically your body’s process of converting anything you eat or drink into usable energy. Many things affect metabolism including age, body size …

Teen years key for healthy bone growth

Teen years key for healthy bone growth

For strong, healthy bones throughout their lives, teens need to have the right diet and exercise. A new study found that the late teen years are a key period for bone growth — even after teens have achieved their full adult height. “We often think of a child’s growth largely with respect to height, but overall bone development is also …

TV time can be beneficial for moms and kids

TV time can be beneficial for moms and kids

Society tends to look down on moms who plop their children in front of the television so they can get something done, but a new study found that TV can be a positive parenting tool in certain circumstances. When children of low-income families watch parent-approved educational programing together with their moms it can be beneficial, according to a recent University …

What is a brain freeze?

What is a brain freeze?

Ice-cold drinks and frozen treats are delicious, but consume them too fast and you might be hit with a stabbing headache. A brain freeze is a short-lasting but painfully uncomfortable sensation on the front or sides of the head. “A brain freeze is what happens when cold food touches a bundle of nerves in the back of the palate,” said …