The week after Spring Break is always a hard transition in my household. It is like a taste of summer hours - we stay outside until dark, go to bed late, and get up at 7:30am (which is late in our house!). So when reality hits and we get back to our school days routine, we inevitably have a few bumpy mornings.
Early spring is often marked by wind and rain that precedes the more welcoming warmth synonymous with late spring and summer.
"Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…" That is a song we all like to sing because it means birthday cake is coming! Today is my daughter's birthday and Saturday is my son's birthday so we get to have birthday cake TWICE this week!
So this is a big week coming up.
Spring is officially here. The flowers, trees, and weather say so. I can remember making all my friends and relatives jealous when I first moved down to Georgia because of the early spring weather. You can gloat a little when you are sitting on your front porch enjoying the sunshine and breeze and everyone in New Jersey is still wearing their long underwear and down coats.
Let's admit it - we all dread the week that just passed. The "springing forward" is always harder than the "falling back." Regardless of the promise of more daylight and spring being right around the corner, Daylight Savings Time is like a mild case of jet lag - which is why my 3-, almost 4-year-old is not going to sleep until after 9 p.m. It usually takes my family at least a week to adjust and we are all a little cranky about it.
February 15… the day after Valentine's Day. If you are one of the 62% of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day, happy day-after. This is when all that Valentine's Day chocolate goes on sale! If you have small children, you spent the days leading up to Valentine's Day in a frenzy of glue and glitter.
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Many adults find themselves feeling drowsy in the hours after they eat lunch. A heavy lunch, a staid office atmosphere or a combination of the two can make professionals feel sleepy as the workday winds down.
By engaging in a workout routine, you've already proven that you care for your body. But do you have a care plan for the muscles that take you to your next level of fitness? Here are some ways to keep those hard working muscles in top shape so you can give it your all at every workout.
There is a large and somewhat disturbing truth in Georgia that's hard to talk about, but we must start the conversation.
Obesity is a global epidemic affecting people of all ages. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans are considered obese, while Statistics Canada notes about 25 percent of Canadians are obese.
Spring is not only a beautiful time of year, but the flowers, trees and plants create a lovely and healthy environment.
YMCAs throughout metro Atlanta are seeking participants in a Type 2 diabetes management program developed at Stanford University and shown in studies to help lower blood sugar, reduce emergency room visits and improve communication with caregivers.
HEALTH is a six-letter word that most of us think we know exactly what it means. However, when you actually start talking with people about health, you find a very wide range of ideas about what it means to be healthy.
Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ballgames and, for many Americans, the start of allergy season.
Health is the opposite of fear.
Ruth Walker's message to anyone who is battling breast cancer: "Don't think there is no hope."
Dr. Amanda Bauer has seen an angry patient or two in her time as a breast radiologist. Cancer is an ugly word, and breast cancer comes with its own weight, so emotions can run high. But when they do, Bauer is unfazed. She has a secret weapon.
The Women's Diagnostic Center is offering mammograms at a reduced cost during October and November.
Most screening mammograms include two views of each breast taken from different angles. Diagnostic mammograms involve taking more views than screening mammograms. Even if you have a lump in only one breast, pictures will be taken of both breasts. This is so the breasts can be compared and so that the other breast can be checked for abnormalities. If you've had a mammogram before, the radiologist should compare your old mammogram to the new one to look for changes.
Since October became Breast Cancer Awareness Month almost 30 years ago, pink has most certainly found its way into the spectrum of colors - the oranges, golds and browns - associated with autumn.