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The 7 Things to Do to Have More Peaceful Holiday Gatherings

6 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

As the holidays approach we all think about the conversations we are going to have.  Those we look forward to having and those thrust upon us.  How do we talk about the year in review?  Hot button political questions?  Hurricanes? Fires? The Art of Connection, by Michael Gelb is a guide to creating, and maintaining, genuine rapport with others. Connection is... Read More »

Enough vitamin D when young associated with lower risk of diabetes-related autoimmunity

Getting enough vitamin D during infancy and childhood is associated with a reduced risk of islet autoimmunity among children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, according to a study.

Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements

6 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republican-governed states to sidestep requirements of the Obama-era law.

Healthy, Easy Lunches That Are Begging to Be Taken to Work

The office can be a stressful enough place as it is, so it's important to plan ahead as much as you can to try to make your workday anxiety-free. One way to do that is to bring a healthy lunch with you, which will prevent you from reaching for packaged snacks or fast food when you're hit with a pang of hunger. Show More Summary

Why the Bulletproof Coffee Guy Thinks Millennials Are Getting Too Old, Too Fast

Feeling tired and sluggish? Crashing by 2 P.M.? Can't lose weight no matter how hard you try? Founder and CEO of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, thinks he may know why. According to Asprey, nearly half of millennials are struggling with early,...Show More Summary

The Reality of Instagram

I am going to start off by explaining Why I Instagram.  I have this fear that someday I may lose all my photos.  I know there are different sites you can get that… Continue reading ?

Achray, Algonquin Park

Achray Campground in Algonquin Park was my childhood campground.  All my memories of camping are from there.  I remember playing in my parents pop up tent trailer with my camping Barbie.  I remember… Continue reading ?

Linkletter Provincial Park in PEI

We were traveling from Ontario to Prince Edwards Island with our 2 month old and our 2 year old and we decided to save some money one night and camp instead of staying… Continue reading ?

Mental Health Monday: Recognizing Hypomanic Symptoms

Shortly after Jerry and I got back from Portland, I noticed my mood was changing--just a little. I felt excited and more energetic. I figured the vacation did me some good! More recently, however, I am showing symptoms of hypomania.Show More Summary

East Coast Family Road Trip

When I first booked our trip out East to Prince Edwards Island I wasn’t sure if I was being brave or crazy.  Our toddler (2+ years old) does not nap in the car.… Continue reading ?

Ivy’s Birth Story

I was “due” May 4th and was assuming I would give birth early since Lux came early but I found myself waiting for our new one to arrive and I was growing impatient. … Continue reading ?

Winter at Mew Lake

This past Spring we stayed in one of the yurts at Mew Lake and the whole time we were there we talked about how we would love to stay in a yurt during the winter.   So we decided to… Continue reading ?

Canoeing With A Toddler

We took our daughter for her first canoe ride when she was 5 months old down the Bonnechere River.  It was pretty easy.  She wore her life jacket and sat on my lap… Continue reading ?

Diabetes Still on Rise, but New Study Suggests Major Progress in Screening and Diagnosis

A study that compared total U.S. diabetes diagnoses over a 26-year period found that while the prevalence nearly doubled, from 5.5 to 10.8 percent, the proportion of missed cases of diabetes dropped significantly during the same period, from 16.3 to 10.9 percent.

Study Finds Link Between Antidepressant Use and Type 2 Diabetes in Youth

A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has published the first population-based study that comprehensively examines pediatric patients' risk of developing type 2 diabetes after beginning treatment with an antidepressant.

A Little Myelin Goes a Long Way to Restore Nervous System Function

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports that in long-lived animals, renewed but thin myelin sheaths are enough to restore the impaired nervous system and can do so for years after the onset of disease.

New Asthma Biomarkers Identified From Lung Bacteria

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine suggests that the lung microbiome plays a significant role in asthma severity and response to treatment.

What's Snow Got to Do with It? Most Elderly Hip Fractures Occur in Warm Months and Indoors

Think the shorter winter days, ice and snow put your older loved one at greater risk for a fall and broken hip? Think again. A preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2017 annual meeting shows that the majority of falls occur during warm months, and a greater number of the falls happen indoors rather than out.

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