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.
Everyday movements inform our fitness and our lives. Doing them with good biomechanics and posture can create good habits. Doing them poorly can make existing problems worse and take us further from our fitness goals.
Several groups in the Region help those dealing with life-changing challenges, from cancer patients and caregivers, to single parents and the loss of a loved one.
Just like young kids, our four-legged friends can be scared of a lot of things.
Advances in medication have made it easy to take a pill to ease pain. But the specialists at the St. Mary Medical Pain Center in Hobart have a better idea: Regular exercise, a healthy diet and adequate rest.
As people age, they are more likely to lose teeth. One study shows the number of Americans missing at least one tooth will rise to 200 million in 15 years. But the options to mend a broken smile are limited only by your physical well-being and budget.
Approved for use in Indiana in 2018, CBD oil is easing pain and anxiety, improving sleep and treating specific medical conditions. Region doctors and pharmacists discuss its benefits.
“Sleep deprivation can cause people to feel depressed,” says Dr. Maneka Kaul, a specialist in sleep medicine at Franciscan Health. “Patients experiencing a lack of appropriate sleep are 10 times as likely to have clinical depression.”
There are many benefits to yoga and meditation, and one of them is of particular note to seniors: Regular participation can help enhance their memory.
Physical fitness provides countless health benefits. Step outside for fresh air and breathe in the sense of well being becomes apparent. Merge the two, and health experts say you have a powerful combination that offers long-lasting benefits.
As many pet owners know, a trip to the vet is not always a day at the dog park. To ease the process, a few animal hospitals in Northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas offer mobile veterinary services to serve the need of their clients — human and furry.
“How anxiety presents may be very different from person to person based on a lot of factors, but it’s definitely the case that in our culture, gender may be a significant factor in how anxiety is processed and expressed,” said Timothy McCurdy, clinical psychologist and director of child and family services at Porter-Starke Services.
The grieving process can differ depending on whether this is the first significant loss for the bereaved or the person has lost a loved one before. And there's no set time limit for grief.
One of the first things to consider when keeping kids safe around water is to familiarize them with being in water and teaching them swimming basics.
Helping an animal — especially when it could be someone’s pet — is something many don’t think twice about doing. But, especially in the cold winter months, it can be difficult to know when to try to determine whether an animal is lost or lives outside and how to help.
Julie Potiker’s stress level was so high she began having symptoms of a brain tumor. After ruling the tumor out, her neurologist suggested an eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program.
She walks confidently into work, smiling and greeting people. She’s competent. She goes out to get coffee for a coworker and herself and chats for a while, tells a joke or two. She's also depressed, suffering from a condition known as “smiling depression" that puts her at risk for suicide.
Regular exercise can produce lifelong benefits, especially for children. And it turns out that kids are more likely to get in the habit if they see their parents put an emphasis on working out.
though the guests are gone and the kids are back at school, there's still a lot of food left: Tins of cookies, boxes of chocolates, wine, and a fruitcake. If those delights are not in the freezer, put them there.
Growing up, dessert for our family was canned fruit cocktail. My goal was to be lucky enough to get at least a small piece of cherry and a min…
We'll do just about anything to battle the bulge.