Summer is a time to be out and, for many families, on the road. Whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway, spending the Fourth of July with your in-laws, or finally taking the kids to Disneyland this year, there are some things to keep in mind to ensure everyone’s vacation is as safe as it is fun.
The great outdoors. It is certainly rewarding to finally be able to enjoy them again after a cold and sometimes-stormy winter and spring. Nevertheless, as you (and/or your kiddos) prepare for whatever adventure the summer months bring you, keep a few things in mind to ensure your days are filled with only fun in the sun and not medical emergencies.
As Americans, food rules our world. Think about it—if there is an event, birthday, group gathering, office meeting, or wedding planned, you better believe food will be involved. We get it. Food keeps us alive and able to maintain equilibrium within the body, but do you have any idea what types of foods are passed around the table during these gatherings?
Studies have shown that when it comes to certain conditions, women are likely to ignore their own symptoms, or simply be unaware of the significance of their symptoms. According to a study conducted by the American College of Cardiology, 63% of women are likely to cancel or postpone doctor’s appointments, and 45% were unaware how deadly heart disease can be.
Do you have an older family member who swears they can “feel it in their bones” that inclement weather is just around the corner? While you might be tempted to write this off as an old wives’ tale, some studies have suggested that an arthritic flare can be linked to extreme dips in temperature or an oncoming rain shower. Arthritis is an incredibly common condition with more than 3 million cases per year in the US alone.