You may spend more time each year nursing a sore throat, fever, and runny nose than you do on vacation. Adults get about three colds a year on average, each lasting a week or two. On top of that, 5 to 20 percent of us will also get the flu, which can linger even longer.
Every day, about 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. For most of them, getting this news is likely to cause a swirl of emotions and questions, perhaps the most important one being: What do I do now?
In today’s world of two-income families and single parents, many young children spend a lot of their time in child care. When choosing a child care setting for your child, do not forget to take into account this crucial factor — what is the policy concerning sick children?
It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Monday morning, and you’re on your way to yoga. Last weekend, you spent hours hunting down the perfect pair of patterned yoga pants and an elegant (yet supportive) sports bra. You’re feeling pretty good about your new outfit until you get to class, look in the mirror, and notice something.
It’s taken 34 hours to dilate 7 cm. Light-headed and sleep-deprived, I lie in a nearly catatonic state in the hospital bed. My body feels like it is being tied into a knot; my torso twisting counter-clockwise over and over, getting tighter by the minute. My husband squeezes my hand and leans toward me…