Each of my kids had their own lullaby that I would sing to them nightly. Granted I'm not a great singer, but the soft soothing sounds helped to lull them into sleep every time. Seems what moms have known for years is being substantiated by research.
Remember that little girl who bounded through the day wearing a bikini, a glitter-frosted tutu, a superhero cape, a fire chief helmet and rain boots – all at the same time?
She was ready for anything. Nothing got in her way. She could stomp a mud puddle dry and twirl like there was no tomorrow. She thought she could fly – with or without her cape or those fancy fairy wings she flounced around in.
Somewhere along the way, she tossed aside the cape and tucked away those wings. Heaven help you, mom, if you think it would be cute to show her friends a photo from those days. Especially if there are any boys in sight. And NEVER should you EVER even think of posting a photo from those days on Facebook or other social media site.
Atrial fibrillation, also known as A-fib, is a fairly common condition that causes the upper part of the heart called the atria to beat quickly and in an uncontrolled manner, known as fibrillation. Sometimes it causes palpitations, a sensation of fluttering in the chest. This irregular and often rapid heart rate can cause poor blood flow to the body and an irregular pulse. It is a serious condition that requires medical attention.
My stepmother once got into a tangle with a feisty cat, and the cat won.
She ended up being admitted to the hospital after her scratched and bitten hand became infected. So did she want visitors to bring her magazines? Flowers? Ice cream? No — all she wanted was some ChapStick.
It may sound like a petty problem, but chapped lips can quite literally be a major irritation.
You’ve baby-proofed the house and practically memorized those “What to Expect” books.
You’ve toured the hospital and completed your childbirth preparation classes.
Your nursery is missing only one thing: the baby.
But wait — perhaps you’ve forgotten something. And it’s staring right at you, wagging its tail.
Dog owners need to take special precautions when bringing home a new baby. Your “first baby” might not be so sure about the new bundle of joy.
It happens to all of us — that unexpected sneeze that escapes before you have time to grab a tissue and cover your mouth. According to many studies, the spray from a sneeze can travel 11 feet! Even a quick sneeze into the arm can send particles traveling 8 feet. Think of how many surfaces you just covered with your germs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some good reminders about coughing and sneezing etiquette during the cold and flu season:
As part of the Kentucky Derby Festival marathon and mini-marathon training program, we talked to Joseph W. Greene, M.D, Orthopaedic Surgeon and sports medicine doctor, to explain the difference between having an overuse knee injury from running versus a serious knee injury where specialist care is needed.
Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center urges families to take caution when using home heating appliances, know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
Temperatures may not be much below freezing, but the chance of carbon monoxide poisoning in children and families still increases during the winter, when home heating appliances are used. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can be dangerous, if not fatal, should a heating appliance malfunction.
In our first issue of "Get Healthy" magazine, we published an article asking women to take charge of their heart health. One decade later, that important message remains, as heart disease is still the No. 1 cause of death among women in the U.S.
In that first issue we met Marcia Algee, then age 53. She could have been a statistic, but her life was saved after a routine screening showed a heart abnormality that led her to undergo double bypass surgery.
When I was a kid, it seemed like everybody smoked … at the dinner table, in the grocery store, even in movie theaters. Ashtrays were everywhere. Everything and everybody smelled like cigarette smoke. If someone gave me a hug, the smell was nauseating. Thinking about it now still makes my stomach turn.