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Now that the 2021-2022 school session has started, many children are anxious to get back into school life, including school sports. But are sports for kids really safe? And at what age, which sport? This article seeks to give parents some information that will help them make a decision in their child’s favor.
It’s a new age and bullying has made inroads into our children’s lives at home as well as at school. Cyberbullying is perhaps the more insidious and dangerous form.
“Bully!” The term has been around since before your grandparents were young, but bullying has evolved until now it sometimes becomes a life-and-death issue. Here’s what you need to know.
How common are snakebites in and around the Houston area? How do you know if a snake is venomous? How do you keep from getting bitten?
If you live around pools, lakes, or the ocean, teaching your kids to swim may save their lives. But it’s not only an important skill, it’s downright fun! And what better time to learn to swim than in the summertime? When the days get hot, kids need some way to cool off. Swimming lessons are a great way to turn summer vacation (or stay-cation, as the case may be) into the best one they’ve ever had.
Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in the United States. Here’s how to know if you are part of that large group of people who have the disorder.
The TV lights up with ads for “solutions” for “Low-T.” Men from their late thirties on wonder if their symptoms are related to this condition that seems to be affecting men more and more. Is it male menopause and what exactly are the symptoms? Do all men go through it? Is increasing testosterone the answer?
We’ve probably all heard that adopting a pet is healthy, but is it really true?
In 2019, the Health Resources and Services Administration described a “loneliness epidemic” as an increasing societal health concern. And that was before the Covid-19 crisis. History has shown us that ethnic minorities suffer more from severe illness and the death rates among these populations tend to be higher as well. Cigna produced a report that said Hispanics and Black Americans are the highest risk for loneliness, so People of Color are facing two life-threatening epidemics. However, loneliness is not a problem only for minorities.
According to Health.com, “Heart disease remains the leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs, and life saving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack.”
We all know that being outdoors can reap all kinds of benefits and gardening can provide great-tasting food, but here are some surprising benefits you may not have thought of, and tips for the best practices in and around Houston.