NEW YORK (AP) - As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.
I estimate that one-fourth of the questions parents ask me involve issues or behaviors that merit little - if any - concern. Some of the "problems" in question are normal to certain stages of development. Others are nothing more than little glitches that will resolve themselves in time (and might develop into real problems if people respond to them as such). And some are reflections of personality (or temperament), which is inborn and therefore fairly fixed, although not immutable. These include things like shyness, which most shy people figure out how to successfully compensate for by early adulthood. Here's a short ...
WASHINGTON - It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4 percent this year.
WASHINGTON - Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me?
With the advent of a new school year, it seems appropriate to tackle the issue of homework: more specifically, the question of how involved parents should be and how parents can limit their involvement to only what is necessary.
Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. Even moderate physical activity can strengthen bones and muscles and increase joint flexibility, making it easier for arthritis sufferers to perform daily tasks.
Q: My two teenage daughters, 13 and 15, constantly are begging me to buy them clothes. It's become highly annoying. To stop the constant whining, I've decided to stop buying them any clothing and give them each an $800 annual clothing allowance. Should I give them the whole amount at once or give it to them on a monthly basis?
About 80 percent of the people who are bitten by mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus won't develop any symptoms, according to Maj. Mark Potter, entomologist with Winn Army Community Hospital's environmental health department.
Grilled cheese on a pretzel bun; maple burst pancakes; cold nachos; breaded chicken nuggets - these are some of the lunch options in school cafeterias across the country. Following streamlined government regulations aimed to make school lunches healthier, some parents are left scratching their heads wondering if anything has changed.
Did you know that each of our amazing feet contain more than 26 bones, four arches and 33 joints? There are more than 250,000 sweat glands in the feet that produce about 500 milliliters of sweat per day. In an average lifetime, a person will walk a distance equivalent to more than three trips around the earth. On average, we walk 3,000 steps per day, so our feet take a lot of abuse. Those who run or walk as a form of exercise may take as many as 10,000 steps per day. So it seems our feet ...
Grab your books and this crunchy, sweet breakfast treat as you dash off to school.
When it comes to families' routines, parents often may feel like they're performing a juggling act. With school, work, extracurricular activities, medical appointments, play dates and chores, schedules quickly become so jam-packed that cooking wholesome, healthy dinners takes a backseat. The daily grind makes it easy and convenient to deliver dinner from a bag.
Here are some upcoming races that will help you get in shape, make friends and have fun:
Pregnancy is a time of major change for a woman's body. Many things influence the health of an unborn baby, and a lot of women don't realize their oral health can directly affect a little one in the developmental stages.
Kids are curious by nature, and few things parents do go unnoticed by their children.
It's not just a woman's shape that changes during pregnancy. Having a baby also affects a new mother's brain, and the changes ...
Time is the one thing everyone has an equal amount of. No one can physically add more time to their day. It seems, however, that ...
Olive oil is a common cooking ingredient that can usually be found in almost every kitchen, but did you know olive oil is also one ...
What makes a food resolution worth undertaking?