From infancy to old age, women are simply healthier than men. Out of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women in all of them excluding Alzheimer’s disease, which many men don’t live long enough to develop.
Although the life expectancy gap between men and women has been shrinking, several factors still work primarily against men's health, particularly higher rates of smoking and drinking than women and the tendency to not maintain recommended health screenings and check-ups.
Yes, it’s true- summer is coming to an end. On a symbolic level, the end of summer signifies the end of fun for many people. As the carefree days and warm nights of summer come to a close, so does the freedom of time spent outdoors with family and friends.
With shorter days and cooler temperatures ahead, you may begin feeling some end-of-summer-blues. Even for those who don’t have kids, the “back to school” mentality can awaken anxieties from long ago about returning to school.
On February 6th, 2017 Chris received a call that every mother fears. Her son Brendan was experiencing a life-threatening situation while away at school and she was unable to be there during his time of need.
As parents, we want what is best for our children. We make sure they are bundled up in the winter and wear sunscreen in the summer. We insist they wear helmets when riding bikes and always make sure they buckle up in the car.
It is our primary job to influence our children and guide them down a healthy path in life. One of the best ways we can protect our children’s well-being is to teach them wholesome nutritional habits beginning at a young age.
After summer months of staying up late, zoning out in front of the television, playing countless video games, running wild outside, and snacking throughout the day; most kids are in for a big adjustment as they head back to school.
As we welcome the month of August and the shopping adventures for new school supplies and wardrobes begin, remember to take steps to safeguard their health and safety in the classroom, on the playground, and on the practice field.