Why Scientists are not so Sure that Kids Need Vitamin Supplements

People want their children to grow up strong, and in many families, parents give their children vitamin supplements to keep them healthy. According to a 2004 study, about 50 percent of young children have taken supplements. These candy-flavored vitamins with their cartoon shapes are appealing to kids, but do they do any good? Does your […]

How Necessary are MultiVitamins for Preschoolers?

Do your preschool children take multivitamins? It may not be necessary. For many children who are healthy and growing normally, the best source of nutrients is food, and they can get all of the vitamins and minerals that they need from their normal meals and snacks. For that to happen, parents should keep their kids […]

Heather Von St. James Uses her Story to Spread Awareness of Mesothelioma

The first week of April was Asbestos Awareness Week, and obviously we’re well past that of course. But I was very much taken with Heather Von St. James’ story. She’s one of few people diagnosed with mesothelioma to have survived. Most die within 2 years. Heather was kind enough to answer some questions for me, […]

Things To Check In Your Home That May Be Making Your Family Sick

Is your family having an unusually high number of trips to the doctor? Does it seem as if you don’t have the energy or stamina you once did? Perhaps the issue is in your home. Here are some of the most common places to check, and some of the possible causes you can find in […]

The American Osteopathic Association Suggests You Spring Clean for Health

Heroes, nothing is more important than the health of the family, so it’s imperative to prevent illness and injuries before they occur. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA), which represents the nation’s more than 82,000 osteopathic physicians, or DOs, wants to encourage you to set aside a few hours during one weekend this spring to take […]

AwarXe Reminds that National Drug Take-Back Day is April 26

How many of us are guilty of having old, half-full prescription medicine bottles deep in a cabinet? Yep. Me too. Even though I’ve worked on clearing out old unused meds from the cabinet, I still have some in there. A couple of prescriptions that didn’t get finished, one or two that were changed, and blam. […]