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- Back to School
- Breast Cancer
- Dental Issues
- Father’s Day
- Health—men and women
- Health stories for parents
- Midlife (and beyond) Health
- Mother’s Day
- Stress/Mental Health
- Weight loss
- Work/life Balance
Babies/ToddlersBaby Food for Thought
“There has been a lot of press about the study and it’s gotten blown out of proportion,” says Rachel Moon, MD, a co-author of the study and 14 Ways to Protect Your Baby from SIDS. Dr. Moon is also a professor of pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. In this piece, Dr. Moon sets the record straight on swaddling safety and common mistakes many parents are still making when it comes to SIDS risk.
To narrow the field, start by asking yourself the basics: Where do you plan to use your stroller the most? On sidewalks? On rocky roads? On airport moving walkways? (Ha, ha.) How do you plan to use it—just as a stroller, as a jogger too, as a /shopping cart? (Seriously.) Size–Does the stroller need to fit in the trunk of your car or in an overhead compartment? What’s your budget?
If you don’t have all the answers, that’s okay. But you get the idea. No matter which stroller everybody else has, picking the right one for you is personal quest. This piece features a quiz to find out–and make your starter or forever stroller shopping easier.
In this Q&A, Dr. Toy discusses what what babies learn by playing, how toys make her recommended toy lists, and what parents like you can to help your baby get the most from play time.
Sure, you can hire a professional baby proofer. But child proofing is also something you can and should do yourself because it’s not a one-off deal. It’s an ongoing process because kids are well, kids. To keep your little one out of harm’s way, this piece provides a rundown of some of the things you’ll need to do around the house to help keep your child safe.
Back to SchoolBe a Better Homework Helper
Lunches Kids Will Love
Breast CancerThe Business of Breast Cancer
Exercise Your Options
Daycare/PreschoolMake the Most of Daycare and Preschool
To narrow your selection, here are top questions Murray suggests asking daycare providers that can help you know if you’ve found the right place–or if you need to keep looking.
Dental IssuesBrace Yourself
Father’s DayPiper’s Fight for Life
Health–adultsTest Your Supplement Smarts
It’s the most common GI disorder, affecting 20 percent of the population, with heartburn its main symptom. In this piece, I discuss how GERD sufferers can get the relief they need and feel better fast.
The Home Stretch
50 Lifesaving Tips from Top Doctors
This piece covers how to protect yourself from UV rays and safely enjoy the summer sun.
Health Stories for ParentsGot Germs?
But a growing number of parents—about 9 percent—are creating their own immunization schedule by skipping or delaying certain vaccines, or all of them. If you’re on the fence about immunizations, here are three reasons why you should consider partnering with a pediatrician you trust and getting your child immunized according to the schedule established by the CDC and AAP.
Still, water can be vital to your child’s well-being, especially when the mercury rises. In this piece, I cover how to tap into water’s many underrated health benefits and what you can to help your child stay well-hydrated in the summer—and beyond.
The good news: Research shows that by boosting bone density by as little as 5 percent during the teen years lowers the risk of fractures later by 40 percent. Help your kids maximize their bone-building window of opportunity with our action plan.
HolidaysHealthy Holiday Kitchen Gifts
These expert traveler tips can help–no matter where you’re headed with your baby this holiday season or how you’re getting there.
This piece provides tactics to keep seasonal allergies from spoiling your fun.
Midlife (and beyond) HealthBionic Boomers
According to the Women’s Healthy Lifestyle Project, a five-year, randomized clinical trial published in Circulation, post-menopausal women have higher levels of body fat and central (abdominal) fat than other women the same age. This piece focuses on how to avoid gaining weight in menopause.
MoneyYour New Baby Buying Guide
Mother’s DayMiracle Moms
NutritionBest Foods for Mom
Eat More Snacks
Considering that plenty of not-so-good-for-you foods are just a drive-thru away, read on for the key nutrition rules that will help you eat to beat heart disease.
ParentingRaise a Can-Do Kid
- Your baby and your puppy can grow up together. Aw…
- You got a puppy when you yourself were little and everything turned out okay.
- Your spouse/partner/boy or girlfriend is pushing for a puppy.
I asked two dog owner/experts for their take on the puppy question, especially when you have an infant or toddler in the house. Should you just go for it—and get a puppy? Spoiler alert: Both experts said “No.” Here’s why.
To keep everyone coming back from more, up the fun factor. Need ideas? We asked moms to share the ways they make family meals festive. Here’s what they said.
Solve the PM Problem (bedwetting)
The New Discipline Rules
Why do these parents opt for a home birth—which is still somewhat risky? And what is the experience like? To find out, we meet up with Kristin Brooks, 36, a nurse midwife, and her husband, Glenn Meyer, 30, an executive for the National Football League. This piece is an hour-by-hour diary of the birth of Griffin, who came into the world in the warmth and comfort of his parents’ home one luminous October day.
Whether you’re giving or getting, these unique and practical gift ideas, geared for new parents like you, can make life with a new baby even better.
CCHD is often treatable with medication or corrective surgery if it’s detected early, with a simple screening test called Pulse oximetry. This piece covers the key question: “What do I need to do to make sure this test is done on my baby?
SleepMy Child Won’t Sleep!
Stress/Mental HealthIs Your Child Overwhelmed?
In fact, every decade poses its own predictable set of normative tasks–psychology speak for adult milestones. But this isn’t your mother’s straight-forward life track. In the past, you got married and had all your kids by your late 20s, spent your 30s raising them, then began seeing them off to college by the time you hit your 40s, which paved the way for the “empty nest.” Now, it’s more of a zigzag. You may be spending your 20s and 30s laying the groundwork for your career and not getting married and starting a family until your mid-30s and 40s or even later. That timing can shift your personal course of development and the life issues you’re dealing with. So can divorce, the fact we’re living longer, and the economy.
Whatever your situation, are you on track to living your life to the fullest? Take charge of your fate with this decade-by-decade guide to maximizing your personal sense of fulfillment.
To manage their anger constructively, children need their parents’ help. This piece provides temper-taming tactics that can help your kids learn to handle this powerful emotion—and help you keep your sanity.
TeensA Really Smart Thing Teens Can Do on Their Smartphone
TravelTop Travel Gear for Families
These expert traveler tips can help–no matter where you’re headed with your baby or how you’re getting there.
Weight lossDon’t Fall for Your Old Diet Tricks
The result? “It’s the first time I’ve been successful with weight loss,” says the financial consultant, who shed 40 pounds during the six weeks she followed the regimen.
When you read success stories like Morales Taylor’s, it’s tempting to want to try hCG too, to shed extra pounds in a hurry. But not so fast. Read on before you resort to this quick diet fix for the weight of the evidence.
Your husband and kids love nothing but meat and dessert.
You’re at home taking care of the kids or working.
You’re going on vacation.
You have fast-food lunches delivered to your desk at work because you’re too busy to leave.
Your co-workers keep a goodie jar stocked with candy and throw a lot of office parties.
You and your partner are used to eating treats together.
Your work schedule is irregular.
The Real Reason You’re Not Losing Weight
The Secret to Weight-Loss Success
Work/life BalanceMaking Pumping at Work Really Work
After having her first baby, her son, Otis, while working for TOMS Shoes as the director of giving, Shortall circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump in tow. “Closets, airplanes, trains, busses, cars, you name it, I did it,” she says. In this piece, Shortall provides tips and pointers that can help new moms can reach their breast-feeding goals if they’ll be going back to work outside the home.