health & body

CDC Says 90% of U.S. Children Eat Too Much Sodium Daily

CDC Says 90% of U.S. Children Eat Too Much Sodium Daily

According to new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9 in 10 U.S. children (a full 90%) are eating way more sodium than recommended for a healthy diet. CDC research shows

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Mothers Who Live in Greener Neighborhoods are More Likely to Have Better Birth Outcomes

Mothers Who Live in Greener Neighborhoods are More Likely to Have Better Birth Outcomes

New research out of Oregon State University (OSU) shows that moms who live in greener neighborhoods may have better birth outcomes. The OSU researchers, who also worked on this study with researchers at

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SPONSORED: CVS Health Makes a New Promise for Your Health

SPONSORED: CVS Health Makes a New Promise for Your Health

Brought to you by CVS Health What’s the one wish people wish above all others? Find out how CVS Health helps make those wishes come true. CVS Health is proving it’s not just a corner drugstore.

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Pretending to Understand Babies Babbling Can Make Them Smarter

Pretending to Understand Babies Babbling Can Make Them Smarter

Your baby’s gurgles and coos may not make much sense to you, but new research shows that the simple act of pretending to understand your baby’s babbles may make your little one smarter in the

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The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

The BiliCam Smartphone App Detects Jaundice in Newborns

Jaundice in newborns is a common condition, particularly in preterm infants and babies less than a week old. However, jaundice is sometimes hard to see, which is why a team of physicians and engineers

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6 Essential Oils That are Safe for Babies + How to Use Them

6 Essential Oils That are Safe for Babies + How to Use Them

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5 Excellent Reasons to Make Your Kids Walk to School

5 Excellent Reasons to Make Your Kids Walk to School

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ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

ALERT: Pregnant Women Should NOT Use Antibacterial Products

Scientists recently reported that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to possible health problems linked to antibacterial products. The research, presented at the 248th National

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New Solar-Powered Mobile Technology Helps Prevent Prenatal Deaths in India

New Solar-Powered Mobile Technology Helps Prevent Prenatal Deaths in India

According to Quartz, millions of Indians have limited to zero access to hospitals or clinical laboratories. Clearly this poses a huge problem for the population, but women especially, and more

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A Week of Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

A Week of Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Natural, Effective Gripe Water Using Just Three Ingredients

HOW TO: Make Your Own Natural, Effective Gripe Water Using Just Three Ingredients

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HOW TO: Make a Natural Sleep Aid Lotion with Magnesium & Lavender Oil for Newborns, Kids & Adults

HOW TO: Make a Natural Sleep Aid Lotion with Magnesium & Lavender Oil for Newborns, Kids & Adults

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‘It Takes a Village’ So Why are Modern Mothers More Isolated Than Ever?

‘It Takes a Village’ So Why are Modern Mothers More Isolated Than Ever?

Bunmi Laditan’s wildly popular article ‘I Miss the Village,’ will resonate with every mother. In a society that has unprecedented means of staying connected via technology, mothers still

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5 Natural Remedies for Common Breastfeeding Issues

5 Natural Remedies for Common Breastfeeding Issues

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Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Important Reminders About Keeping Kids Out of Hot Cars

Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Important Reminders About Keeping Kids Out of Hot Cars

It’s the height of summer, which means it’s also time for a super important safety reminder. Never, ever, leave your child alone in your vehicle, not even for a minute. Even with a window

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Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: How Getting Our Kids Moving Can Help Them Learn Better

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: How Getting Our Kids Moving Can Help Them Learn Better

For the many parents who are concerned that kids are spending increasingly ridiculous amounts of time in front of a screen (including during school hours), there is a silver lining on the horizon: the

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Research Shows that Spanking May Lead to Less Gray Matter in Kids’ Brains

Research Shows that Spanking May Lead to Less Gray Matter in Kids’ Brains

To spank or not to spank is one of those heated debates that can turn a room full of otherwise logical parents into a room full of crazy people. Many think that spanking is no longer as popular here in

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Alyssa Milano Discusses Healthy Pregnancy Body Image

Alyssa Milano Discusses Healthy Pregnancy Body Image

Mistresses star Alyssa Milano and husband David Bugliari recently announced that they’re expecting a daughter in early fall. With this pregnancy, as with her first pregnancy (Milano has an almost

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