As we experience more sunshine and sweater days, many of us think about gardening. Daffodils and tulips popping up are one of the first signs …
One unexpected side effect of the global pandemic was a rush to adopt shelter animals. There were some days when shelters were empty or nearly so.
Allergies are caused by a reaction of the immune system to a substance called an allergen. Allergens can include medicines, foods, stinging in…
For Alison Skertic, getting the COVID-19 vaccine was a decision she didn’t think twice about.
If you are one of those whose back has almost healed from all the snow shoveling you had to do in February, here are some helpful hints on how…
Eric White, a regional coach at Anytime Fitness, demonstrates stretching exercises that will prevent back problems or ease those that already exist.
There are many factors that can affect your sleep routine, and you can add the pandemic to that list.
Local fitness experts say there are a variety of steps people can take to become healthier and stay fit.
When it comes to the “get healthier” aspect of a new year, a simple suggestion doesn’t even change what you’re eating, only how you're eating.
At this point in the pandemic, nearly everyone knows someone who has experienced COVID — if not a close friend, co-worker or family member, at least a casual acquaintance or friend of a friend.
Retinas function like a camera, gathering information about light, motion, colors and images and sending them to our brains, instead a digital…
Bob Weinmann of Schererville played baseball in college. At 51, he has a new not-so-secret weapon that makes him throw better than ever.
A happy puppy wearing a bow and jumping on an even happier child is an icon of Christmas movies. Professionals offer a different view.
As we move into cold and flu season, it’s important to understand that there are many ways we can take charge of our health so our immune syst…
“Basically, we always recommend spaying and neutering for pets,” says Dr. Cory Dehnart, a veterinarian at the Michigan City Animal Hospital.
Building strength doesn’t have to involve many repetitions with weights. Those looking for a different regimen can try isometric exercises to work their muscles.
Diabetes carries risk for mother and child, but proper management helps reduce the risks of miscarriages, stillbirths, cesarean deliveries, excessive fetal growth and newborn complications such as birth injuries and low glucose or blood sugar levels. A Diabetes and Pregnancy, an American Diabetes Association sanctioned class for expectant mothers at Community Hospital, can help moms-to-be navigate the condition.
“My oldest was potty trained by the time she was 2 years old. We used the behavioral method — used M&M's, consistency, positive reinforcement, scheduled potty time. It was too easy.” The second oldest, on the other hand, didn't begin going to the bathroom on her own until she was 4 1/2.
As women age, pregnancy risks increase. That's why good diet and exercise habits and proper care are important to ensure a healthy baby.
When planning to start a family, much of the focus is on how women can prepare their bodies, but there's plenty men should be doing to help conceive a child.
The key to dealing with the many stressors in life is to better understand them and have a plan for how to handle them — including when it may be time to seek professional help.
It’s a parent’s job to protect their children, but knowing everything a child does and doing everything for them should not necessarily be a goal.
Imagine biting into a big, juicy, hamburger made from something other than beef that looks, tastes, and even “bleeds” like the animal product.
By mid-February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had reported more than 43,000 people were infected with the new strain of virus that arose in China. It has claimed more than 1,000 lives.