All posts tagged: Preventative Care

Colon Cancer is on the Rise Among Millennials

As if Millennials didn’t have enough to worry about, now it appears that they may need to concern themselves more about developing colorectal cancer. According to recent research, if you are among the Generation Xers or Millenials, you may be at increased risk of being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It may be useful for younger adults to schedule a screening, especially if there is a family history of cancer. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to learn more about this serious health condition that may impact your health or that of someone you love. What does the research suggest? The American Cancer Society led new research that was recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study included approximately 500,000 participants who were diagnosed with colon cancer or rectal cancer and covered the period of 1974 to 2013. Findings suggest that individuals born in 1990 have two times the risk of developing colon cancer and four times the risk of developing rectal cancer when compared to a group …

6 Ways Owning a Pet Is Good for Your Health (+ CONTEST ENTRY)

Has owning a pet improved your health? Share your experience with us for a chance to win a $50 Petco gift card! ENTER OUR CONTEST HERE At mealtimes, you pile your plate with vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. You visit the gym as often as you can. You even get a physical every year. But, sometimes you still wonder what more you can do to boost your health. If you can relate to this scenario, the answer might be as simple as adopting a pet from your local animal shelter. While you may be skeptical if owning a pet can actually improve your health, the correlations below are pretty compelling. Owning a Pet Diminishes Symptoms of Depression According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people spanning all ages around the world suffer from depression. In fact, this serious mental health problem is the leading cause of disability globally. Spending quality time with a pet can elevate the levels of the mood enhancing neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin in your brain. Pets can also give …

Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, and Benadryl Charts for Kids (Instant Download)

Disclaimer: These over-the-counter medication charts are not substitutes for professional medical advice. They are provided for educational purposes only. With cold and flu season creeping in, it’s a great idea to have over-the-counter medication references on-hand—just in case. For your convenience, we’ve included three downloadable charts for Tylenol, Advil, and Benadryl dosage for children. These guides will give your child the right amount of medicine to help them feel better, faster.

Childhood Obesity: Why It Happens and How to Overcome It

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic that does not discriminate. It affects infants, toddlers, kids and teens; it grabs hold of children from all races, backgrounds and households. In fact, it is making its way into more households than ever before, with childhood obesity being reported to have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.