Health and Wellness
Do you struggle with meal planning (and creative lunch packing!) as much as we do? Some days, figuring out WHAT to feed your child is hard enough. Figuring out HOW MUCH can seem downright impossible. The recommended portions for a child depend on their age and even gender – and unfortunately, the serving size listed on grocery store labels doesn’t have much to do with It. Connecticut Children’s is here to help. Here’s a guide to understanding healthy food portions for kids, including some time-saving tips.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that one in eight women in the United States develops breast cancer in her lifetime? For women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery and reconstruction may be part of the treatment. Dr. Stephanie A. Cooper and Dr. Jason M. Weissler are ready to help.
Moms do everything in their power to protect their families and keep them healthy. Fall is here and with kids back in school and involved in extracurricular activities and with sports ramping up, it’s important to be informed about a serious public health crisis that can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
With the kids settled into school, Fall is the perfect time to seek help with those last few inches that you can’t seem to lose. Body Contouring specifically can be the answer to reshaping those areas of your body that simply aren't responding to diet and...
Alexa Fishback’s, founder of Aaha Restart and our Health & Wellness Contributor, shares her thoughts on how to get back to basics for the Fall and a fabulous easy weeknight recipe.
In today’s non-stop world, everyone is busy, busy, busy. Probably the last thing on your mind is scheduling an annual visit with a primary care doctor. Here are some IMPORTANT reasons you should!
While pregnancy can be exciting, many of us moms have had high risk pregnancies, be it carrying multiples or because of other health conditions. If your pregnancy is high risk, it’s natural to have a mix of emotions ranging from joy and anticipation—to fear and even sorrow. Even though every woman’s high risk pregnancy is different, you’re not alone. Fortunately, we were able to connect with Jennifer Humphrey, MSN, RN, a trained, certified fetal care coordinator for women with high-risk pregnancies at Connecticut Children’s who supports families facing some of the most challenging fetal conditions. She answered many questions that may help you – or someone you care about!
Are you worried your child has an anxiety problem? Andree Palmgren of Anxiety Institute shares when it may be time to seek professional help.
Alexa Fishback’s, founder of Aaha Restart and our Health & Wellness Contributor, shares her thoughts on current health trends and a fabulous easy weeknight recipe,Roasted Halibut with Tomato, Zucchini, and Olives.
At OrthoConnecticut Coastal Orthopedics, we’ve seen first-hand what a toll motherhood can take on your body. As Mother’s Day approaches, we want to extend our appreciation for all the hard work you do in the best way we know how — offering some quick tips on the most common orthopedic conditions we see in moms, including how you can prevent and treat them. From the new moms, the veteran moms, the active moms, and every mom in between, we appreciate you!