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First aid kit and medical supplies.
Caregiving

How to Prepare a First Aid Kit

A well-stocked first aid kit allows you to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. It should include supplies to treat a variety of injuries, including cuts, scrapes, sprains, and minor burns. If you are just setting up a household, you can s...

Family gathering holiday time
Parenting

Tough Holiday Discussions About Health, Part II: Scenarios

Are you tempted to have a tough talk with a family member about health issues? Tread carefully.

Cat and dog sniffing each other.
Support Systems

A Pet's Love is "Furever": Handling Grief When a Pet is Sick or Dies

As a pet owner you really can experience a surprising level of pain in the absence of your pet’s presence after building a lifelong routine.

Strands of DNA.
Family Health History

6 Reasons to Consider DNA Testing

There are countless reasons to get a genetic test. Here are six of the strongest.

Mother and daughter having a serious discussion at home.
Family Health History

Telling Your Family You Have a Genetic Disease

Unveiling that you have cancer, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis or other chronic illness can stir anxiety and shame, but also relief.

Father and son sitting around campfire.
Staying Active

Ways to Go Camping with Acid Reflux

Extended hikes, bike rides, or kayaking adventures can make AR symptoms worse temporarily. These tips can reduce the burn and help you enjoy more family time.

Child with a migraine
Migraine

Pediatric Migraine: A Lot More to Learn

Migraine manifests differently in children, and requires careful evaluation before treatment is started.

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Treatment

Are Your Vitamin Labels Up-to-Date?

Vitamin labels are still not offering updated FDA mandated info. So buyer beware!

natural remedies and oils

How to Stock a Natural, Family-friendly Medicine Cabinet

Check out these smart and safe options for stocking your family’s medicine cabinet this summer.

Baby

Foods Labeled 'Good For Babies and Toddlers' Often Fall Short on Nutrition

_A new review by the Rudd Center for Food Policy found that many baby and toddler foods marketed to parents as “healthy” or “good for your kids” fall short of accepted guidelines for child nutrition. _ As a parent you try to do well by your children. ...