Family

What’s in the Air in Your Home?

Overall health and wellness is determined and affected by various factors. Eating right and exercising are top of mind when considering health, but a major factor that should be considered is the air. It is not a decision to breathe; it is a natural state of being that requires no thought or energy.  It…

Family First Aid

Every family, whether there are ten or two members, should have a first aid kit customized to their own specific needs. When creating a first aid kit, it is important to remember that, though it is good to have, the kit does not replace advice from your doctor or any other health care provider….

Is the HPV Vaccine Right for Your Family?

If someone told you that you or your child could get a vaccine to help prevent cancer, what would your answer be? The human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine can do just that. Approved in 2006, the vaccine works against strains of the virus that cause cervical cancer, other cancers of the reproductive system and…

Caring for the Caregiver: When You’re Caring for Elderly Parents

After our children grow up and leave the nest, most of us believe our role as caregivers is over. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 5 households takes on that role again, providing caregiving to elderly parents or other relatives. Finding your role as child flip-flopped to…