It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.
Summer vacation is well under way, and with a lack of recess and physical education, parents may be looking for different ways to get kids outside and staying active. A great way to keep children from becoming couch potatoes for three months is to go for a hike.
If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.
There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.
Understand the methods of diffusing arguments and when it's time to seek professional help
What’s that big green box located in Grove City Medical Center’s lobby, you ask? It’s our new drug disposal receptacle, installed recently as part of our efforts to address the opioid crisis here in our community.
Blood is a window to the body’s health, so it’s no wonder doctors rely heavily on blood tests to properly care for their patients.
Understand your child's actions and reinforce positive behavior
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 60,000 young adults in the U.S. are diagnosed yearly with cancer and of those 9,000 die. Among that age group, cancer is the fourth leading cause of death. Sadly, this number is showing no signs of slowing and may be going up. In fact, while in general cancer rates tend to be higher among those who are older, a recent study published in The Lancet Public Health found there are certain types of cancers presenting more often in younger adults.
World Autism Day is April 2
It seems like we insure everything in our lives — our homes, cars and lives. But what about our pets? Pet insurance is still relatively new in the United States, but the industry is already bigger than you might think.
Thanks to glands of the endocrine system like the ovaries, testes, thyroid and hypothalamus, special chemical messengers known as hormones influence the health of our minds and bodies every day — whether it’s basic needs like hunger and movement to more complex systems such as puberty and reproduction. Hormones can also influence our emotions and moods.
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If you’ve ever suffered a broken bone, chances are you came away from the experience with a whole new appreciation for the role the skeletal system plays in our quality of life.
“My whole life, as soon as I began menstruating, my periods would cause me to double over in pain,” Megan Latulippe says. She has lived with a condition called endometriosis for years.
There was a time when parents were concerned their children were watching too much television. Today, with iPads, iPhones, computers and video games in little hands, parents have even more screens to worry about.
Boxers or briefs? Debunking common underwear myths and finding your best fit
Want to be more productive, successful and organized? Want less chaos in your life and more Zen? Establishing a routine after you wake up – whether it’s 5 a.m. or 5 p.m. – sets the tone for the rest of your day and can help you feel calm, in control, powerful and more productive.
Maybe you like to pop in your earbuds before going on a morning walk. Or, perhaps, you prefer to multitask while enjoying lunch and keeping busy at work. You might also like to relax and unwind on the drive home, but instead of cranking up the radio to your favorite song or jamming out to a classic oldie, you tune in to your favorite podcast. Sound strange? Not so much.
When Jacky and Joe Crane learned they were expecting, they were ecstatic, immediately sharing the exciting news with loved ones via Facebook.
A large part of aging gracefully calls for accepting and adapting to our maturing bodies. Let’s face it, the older we get, the more we find ourselves modifying our activities of daily living—including our fitness routine. But, just because we don’t move quite as quickly or have the same stamina and endurance we once did, doesn’t mean it’s time to kick our cross-trainers to the curb and take up residence on the couch.
Thinking about keeping chickens? You aren’t alone! More than 1% of all U.S. households raise chickens—roughly 3 million households, to be exact. Whether you want chickens for the fresh eggs or just as a new pet, you’ll quickly find that chickens make wonderful companions!
Topics of marijuana and CBD use for medicinal benefits have become commonplace in recent years, but the laws, regulations and facts surrounding them can often seem vague and confusing. Most of us don’t want to use anything before we have solid information about it, and we especially don’t want to give it to our loved ones—including our furry friends.
If there’s one thing people of different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds have in common, it’s health. And although cultural and familial aspects such as diet and fitness certainly play a role in health and wellness — for better or for worse — disease and illness do not discriminate.
When selecting a costume for your pet, choose a costume based on your pet's attitude and quality of the garment
Hair loss (or alopecia) for a woman can be emotionally painful. While some men with no hair are considered handsome, this is not the case for women whom often perceive their hair as part of their physical identity. Losing it can be distressing. And yet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40.
How a new take on an ancient tradition is providing health and wellness benefits for both mind and body
How animals positively impact physical, mental and social health
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Fit Fido class provides health benefits and bonding time
Mothers join together in support to share their pregnancy and postpartum struggles and successes
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Dr. Francis Finneran and Dr. Tessa Reisinger join the team
An expert weighs in on the choice of waiting to start a family as it becomes more and more common
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They might not be warm and fluffy, but they make great companions
Just because it's cold out doesn't mean you can slack on your health
Dr. Shivani Duggal provides insights and answers about a necessary test
As you age, your immune system needs special attention to keep you healthy