The Health Advice Your Gyno Gives Her Friends

Get This Type of Birth Control “I talk my patients through all of their birth control options,” says gynecologist Liz Lyster, MD, MPH, FACOG. “But I tell my friends to mess with their hormones as little as possible. Many are afraid of IUDs because the ones that were used 40 years ago—and eventually banned—let bacteria […]

Your baby’s health

Before she’s two months old your baby will be offered a medical once-over, usually referred to as the six to eight week check, or general review. Although the vast majority of a babies will be absolutely fine, it’s a vital chance to pick up a number of potential health problems that could benefit from early […]

Keeping fit on the farm a challenge without gyms and health advice

People living in rural areas on average have shorter lives and a higher risk of mental and physical illness than those in major cities. But keeping fit to prevent illness and injury can be difficult when you live far away from a gym or health advice, and with the 24-hour demands of agriculture.  Jacque Ogilvy tours […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Zika Virus

If you’ve traveled out of the country recently or you and your family are getting ready to pack their bags, you may be concerned about Zika virus. Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. While there hasn’t been any transmission documented in the US, it has been reported in travelers returning to the […]

Guide to Managing Your Skin and Hair in Winter Weather

While temperatures are warming up across the country, we’re not quite out of winter. That means our skin is dry and our hair isn’t at its best. While you’re taking care of your kids, don’t forget to take care of yourself to look and feel your best! The cold weather and wind can cause considerable […]

Health Advice I Wish I Could Have Given to My 20-Year-Old Self

If I met my 20-year-old self, I wouldn’t recognize me. I weighed 40 pounds more, and I’m sure at least 10 were divided between my face and my boobs. I was tired all the time, ate Swedish Fish by the bagful, was constantly bloated and gassy, had trouble sleeping, and was so miserable. I knew […]

How to handle early-onset dementia in a loved one

Although it’s thought of as an older person’s disease, more than 40,000 people under the age of 65 are living with the condition Dementia, a progressive mental deterioration, is a well-known condition with symptoms such as memory loss, confusion and senility. While it mostly affects elderly people, around 5% of dementia sufferers are under 65, […]

The Best Health Advice I Ever Received

Keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape is essential for living your best life. It’s difficult to attain success when you’re dragging yourself through the day, feeling stressed out, anxious, and generally unwell. That’s why you need to make yourself a priority. Focusing on your wellness is not selfish, it’s necessary for you to be […]

Eating Advice: When Does Healthy Become Unhealthy?

It’s common to make healthy tweaks to your eating habits this time of year. Maybe you’ve set an intention to drop a few pounds, so you’re cutting out soda and sugary snacks. Or maybe you’d like to gain muscle mass, so you’re upping your calorie intake and doing more weight training. Small, reasonable changes like these can have […]

6 Weird Things Your Fitbit Knows About Your Health

Chances are you have at least one friend, coworker, or cousin—or maybe it’s you?—who’s obsessed with her Fitbit and reaching that coveted 10,000-step mark every day. But tracking your steps isn’t all it’s good for. Useful as they are in helping people get active, these wearable devices can potentially clue you in to way more about […]