sickness

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At least six American tourists have died at the Dominican Republic this year but there are still no answers for the cause of their deaths.
Business
When I was sick for almost two weeks with a viral sore throat, I did one small assignment when I started feeling better the
Wellness
It's common knowledge we are all more likely to get sick during winter. But what does science have to say about why? 2. You're
Parenting
It's not that I haven't been nagging all my kids to get more sleep. I'm like a broken record. We've got four teenagers--ages
Parenting
I've never been much a rule follower. I'll fudge my daughter's age at overpriced theme parks, talk my way into a free trial class, knowing I have no intention of signing up and bypass rules of the road (The rolling stop is a favorite move of mine as is right on red, no u-turn... Basically, I'm a menace to society.).
Wellness
Fevers can be caused by both bacteria and viruses -- so the adage "Feed a cold, starve a fever" is an oversimplification.
Wellness
The couples I interviewed for my book, Two in a Bed, offered reasons for sleeping together and also reasons to sleep apart when one of the partners has the flu or a cold. I'm not a physician and don't have medical advice to offer you, but I can tell you what the people I interviewed said.
Wellness
I thought about other behavioral patterns that are good indicators that I need a break, and came up with the following. When one of these things is happening, it's usually best for me to take a time out.
Travel
The biggest thing you want to do is minimize your chances. Because as we all know, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take that'll help.
Wellness
What I realized pretty quickly amongst all of my emotional and physical turmoil was that I desperately needed to care for myself just as much as or even more than I was caring for my hubby.
Wellness
It's easy to slip into the mindset of owning a disease or illness, but it's far more rewarding to reclaim some of your health through a positive attitude just by not staking a claim when you say the name of the illness.
Wellness
Not a word was spoken and I promptly fell apart in his embrace. I cried like I had never cried in my life. He just held on for the ride. What my friend Steve gave me that day was the very essence of what to say when there is nothing to say:
Women
Sometimes all it takes is a story to let us know we're capable of turning our lives around. Perhaps we just need to get over that hump, or we're craving that tender nudge that pushes us in the right direction, even if it's headed uphill.
Parenting
These absurdly genius sick-day essentials are just what you need to ease the stress of sniffle patrol.
Wellness
Allowing the Unwelcome I fall to my knees on the bathroom floor and study the ancient grime embedded in the icy 1937 hexagon
Wellness
When one is at the start of a long, twisted road that includes the potential mortality of their child, words simply cannot soothe. They can, however, aggravate. So I thought it might be helpful to look at some things that struck us the wrong way when we were facing our crisis.
Post 50
When raising children, we often try to shield them from problems and stress. We don't let them know that the mortgage is two months behind. We don't share our marital problems with them. And we do what we can to make sure they are happy, feel loved, and have the best chance to succeed in life.
Wellness
Most people ask me: "What was that like?" I think what they really want to know is what did I learn. They don't want the stories of the needles and hospital beds, so I'll spare you the details too, but I'll share these three essential, earth-shaking lessons I took with me after the battle.
Wellness
These PSAs make it seem like getting a flu shot is easy and obvious, but every year, the majority of American adults choose NOT to make that long, difficult trek to the pharmacy on the corner. So should you? We won't tell you what to do, but we'll help you think through it.
Post 50
When my children were small I could always count on one thing; if they were going to be sick it would be on the weekend or a holiday. I called it Murphy's Law of parenting. I didn't realize that once we had grandchildren the cycle would start over.