What Can My Family and I Do to Encourage a Healthy Weight?

It's one thing to think about the national epidemic of obesity, but as a parent, what can you do about it? The two main ways to encourage and maintain a healthy...

Focus on Portion Size

Anyone who has eaten out lately is likely to notice how big the portions are. It's hard to find "small" anymore-"supersize is more like it. Sometimes your plate arrives, and there's...

Snake Oil Teachings of Alabama’s Rev. Godfrey (anti cannabis advocate/lobbyist)-Part 1

The twisted baptist Rev. Joe Godfrey speaks out against marijuana as executive director of the Alabama Citizens Action Program, a lobbying group supported by Southern Baptists and based in Montgomery, Alabama....

Chickenpox

Chickenpox (varicella) is a relatively minor illness. Almost all children will get it. The first couple of days, your child will be in generally ill health, with a cold, cough, fever,...

Yeast Infections

A yeast infections is an excess growth of yeast organisms in the vagina due to an imbalance among the normal vaginal microorganisms. Yeast infections are common in women of childbearing age....

Animal Bites

When bitten by an animal, most people want to know if they need a rabies shot. The main wild animal carriers of rabies are raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. Pet dogs...

Prostate Problems

The prostate is a doughnut-shaped cluster of glands located at the bottom of the bladder about halfway between the rectum and the base of the penis. It encircles the urethra, the...

Bacterial Infections

Respiratory infections caused by bacteria are often hard to distinquish from those caused by viruses. In particular, a bad case of the flu may be hard to distinquish from a bacterial...

Coughs

Coughing is the body's way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs. Coughs have distinctive traits you can learn to recognize. Productive coughs produce phlegm or mucus (sputum) that comes up...

Signs Of A Heat Stroke

Heatstroke symptoms include: High body temperature. A body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher is the main sign of heatstroke. Altered mental state or behavior. Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures...
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