As I woke up early Saturday morning, my nerves getting the best of me, I got myself ready for my second attempt at a 50K (31.06 miles) trail race. Before leaving the hotel room, I fed my 8-month-old baby, kissed my husband goodbye and got one last look at my six children before heading to the start of the 50K race I signed up for.
The generally accepted definition of colic is when a baby cries for three or more hours a day, three or more days a week. Do the math and it adds up to a lot of inconsolable crying. For this reason, a colicky baby can really take a toll on its parents' sleep and sanity.
If vegetables aren't part of your normal meal plan or if they consist only of corn and potatoes, then you probably haven't expanded your veggie palate to artichokes.
In an event that was equal parts graduation ceremony and birthday party, families gathered Saturday at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital for the neonatal intensive care unit's two-year reunion.
VALENCIA, CA (June 11, 2014)- Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Cardiovascular Services has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in echocardiography in the areas of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
VALENCIA, CA (June 8, 2014)-Disney recently presented a $104,000 gift to the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation to underwrite the remodeling of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital's Emergency Department Waiting and Admitting pediatric area, enabling the hospital to further provide the best care for its youngest patients.
We all go through times when we feel worn down. As parents, spouses and family members, we're often left feeling like we have too many obligations and not enough of ourselves to go around. When you find yourself needing a pick-me-up, meditation is a great place to turn. However, many people shy away from the idea of meditation thinking that it only involves bendable yogis chanting "om" over and over. You can make meditation work in your life, after learning about what style of meditation will work for you.
Making simple changes to your everyday diet can make a huge impact on your overall health. From apples to zucchini, every bite of heart-healthy food delivers a powerful dose of what we need to repair damaged cells and fight disease.
Many health experts agree that whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. Whole grains include the well-known wheat, corn, oats, rice, barley and rye. There are many whole grains with impressive health benefits that you may not have heard of, including quinoa, spelt, sorghum and kamut.
While common, having a wart (or several) can be both embarrassing and annoying. To get rid of them, it's important to know what causes wart growth and the most effective ways to treat them.
As a runner, people will often ask me questions about running. I get questions ranging from what the best running shoe is to questions about form and training tips. I love when I get asked these types of questions, and I am more than happy to give my two cents.
Some moments stay with you. For Virginia Morris, this was one.
Before the days of electric light, most of the earth's population went to bed with the sunset and awoke with the sunrise. A new study sheds light on what may be a need to return, if not for a small time, to our ancestral schedule.
Too much hype over vitamins and supplements?
Too often my life feels out of control. My 4 children are involved in several activities, and we are on the move a lot of the time. When I feel stress, I am frazzled and impatient with people around me. Stress makes life feel overwhelming. Since my life isn't going to slow down for at least the next decade, I have to learn how to reduce stress and remove stressors from my life. I'm trying to adhere to these 5 simple stress-reducing principles.
Although past studies and literature have suggested otherwise, researchers are now saying there is not a link between bra wearing and breast cancer.
Poor breathing practices affect nearly 90% of the world's population. You may be saying to yourself "Pshaw! This dimwit is talking through his diaphragm; everybody knows how to breathe, we started doing it the minute we were born." Yes, you started doing it as soon as the doctor gave you a whack on your tiny backside, and you're doing it even as you read this post, but you are probably doing it all wrong. Improper breathing leaves you starved for oxygen, promotes bad posture, and can even affect your love life. Read on, my respiring wannabes:
Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.
Popular opinion has it that there's a dearth of good parents in movies to promote values and provide strong examples for the rising generation.
The recent death of Robin Williams has brought a lot of attention to depression. It's tragic that a beautiful life of laughter such as Robin Williams' could be cut short without it being the result of an accident or chronic illness like cancer.
There's no doubt body art has become increasingly popular over the years - but just because something is popular doesn't mean it's not dangerous. Within a few minutes you could become the proud owner of a great looking tattoo and a lifetime of health issues.
Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.
While growing up, my parents never fought in front of us kids. If they were mad at each other, we usually didn't know it, it was something they discussed behind closed doors or not at all. While it was nice growing up without confrontation in our home, I learned that when I was upset about something it was better to not talk about it then it was to confront it head on. As an adult, I did anything I could to avoid confrontation. Sometimes that meant letting resentment build up and sometimes even losing friends. I thought I was ...
Here's another possible reason to reduce exposure to toxic materials: While national experts hail better choices as a reason for lower teen pregnancy rates, some research indicates that efforts to reduce youthful exposure to lead may have helped, as well.
On Monday, Robin Williams' sudden death, which has been linked to mental illness, brought attention to the struggle many Americans face with addiction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his death may have been the final result of a thirty-year battle with cocaine and alcohol which first began in the 1980s.
That little computer in your hand is so smart. With it you can tweet, post, Instagram, follow, pin, chat, text, email, edit and even - get this - make a phone call. With endless apps and options for communication and interaction, it's easy to get addicted, over-stimulated and too involved in the virtual world. If the only way you ever spend time with your friends is via an app, or if you're more adept at displaying your emotions with emoticons than with actual facial expressions, it's time to move away from the phone. Use these 6 smart tips for ...
Girls who diet are more likely as adults to suffer certain health consequences, according to research introduced at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior in Seattle.
: A hemangioma, as defined by the Mayo Clinic, is "a birthmark that most commonly appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin."