Back to school: Hey, parents, it's not just for kids
The kids got their back-to-school haircuts and picked out new outfits. You've stocked up on school supplies and healthy after-school snacks, and you're prepared to limit your child's non-school screen time. Like many parents, you're now wondering if there's more you can do to help your kids succeed this year at school. T...
Ask the Pharmacist: Medication tips for school-aged children
Packing a lunch, signing permission slips and laying out clean clothes for the morning are all part of parents' to-do lists when prepping for their children's day at school. But for parents of the 6.5 million American children being treated for a chronic medical condition, preparing for school also means putting pill bot...
How to tackle household chores quickly this fall
As fall approaches, the daylight hours are dwindling, kids are headed back to school, and the lazy days of summer will soon be long forgotten. As you establish new routines, it seems like there are 10 additional tasks to handle each day, and cleaning, while one of the most important things on your to-do list, often falls...
Refrigerator makeover: Keeping your most-used appliance tidy and clean
The new school year is upon us and with it comes hectic schedules and harried mornings that make weekdays a mad dash. With school lunches to make, snacks to prepare and evening meals to plan, getting out the door on time can be a challenge. Having the house in order and a few things made ahead of time can be a huge conve...
Facing surgery? How you can help ensure the best outcome
When you're facing surgery, it's normal to feel anxious. Many people find it daunting to completely surrender their well-being to others. Fortunately, you can do a lot to prepare yourself for surgery and anesthesia, and take steps to help your physicians, including your anesthesiologist, achieve the best possible outcome...
For Paralympic athletes, no goal is out of reach
Just shortly after the 2012 London Olympics concluded, thousands of athletes like Holmes will descend upon London to show the world the true meaning of "the heart of a champion." From Aug. 29 through Sept. 9, these athletes will compete in the Paralympics, the world's largest sports competition for athletes with disabili...
Keeping your kids safe at school
Parents expect schools to be safe havens, but the reality is that children face a host of dangers all day long. Bullying, taunting and teasing are only some of the hazards that kids must deal with it every day at even the best schools in America. These tips can help keep your children safe at school.
Life insurance: a safety net for your family
Fallout from the long economic downturn has made it more important than ever for families to insulate themselves against financial shock. And yet, ownership of individual life insurance stands at a 50-year low, according to the industry group LIMRA. That represents a big risk to financial security in a lot of American ho...
Bedwetting is a normal part of a child's development
Bedwetting is a natural childhood developmental phase that millions of children experience. While it's quite common, parents still struggle with interrupted sleep and extra laundry loads, and some even wonder where they might have gone wrong in the potty-training process. If not handled properly, children can even lose c...
How to make sure your family vacation has something for everyone
Family vacations are a source of great fun and memories for years to come, but that doesn't mean that finding a destination that will entertain every member of your family is always easy. Getaways with the whole family are all about finding that happy medium, and if you find the right destination both adults and kids will be able to have the time of their lives.