Last month I wrote about administering medication to your child. Guess what? I thought of more information you should know. Read the rest of this entry »

In a society that believes “thinner is better,” it is an emotional struggle to be obese. Aside from the interference with a happy life and high self-esteem, being overweight can cause many other health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, hypoventilation, respiratory problems, heartburn and reflux disease, asthma, bronchitis, gallbladder disease, incontinence, arthritis and weakening of the joints, emotional and psychological disease and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Mobilize social support

As clients make plans to continue their healthful lifestyles on the road, encourage them to incorporate potential support systems into their plans. Business travelers may be able to recruit coworkers for an early morning walk to plan the day. Vacationers can get their families and friends involved, either as exercise partners, or to at least take a turn with the childcare or other duties that tie them down. Read the rest of this entry »

Encourage self-recording

Self-recording is a powerful behavior modification tool. It can be used to reinforce many lifestyle behaviors, including exercise, eating and stress management. Asking clients to record progress while away helps them stick to their resolve to maintain their hard-earned gains. There is no arguing with that exercise log staring you in the face. Read the rest of this entry »

Encourage clients to plan

When clients tell you they are going out of town, encourage them to make concrete plans that will guide them during the change in routine. It’s not enough to say, “I’ll try not to overeat.” Clients for whom overeating is a problem are more likely to benefit from more specific guidelines, such as sticking to exchange diet portions. Read the rest of this entry »

“I was doing great before I went on vacation. But while I was away, I gained five pounds and my blood sugar went back up again,” your client confesses. “Believe me, I had great intentions. I was going to walk every day and be careful about eating. I don’t know what happened, but once I got to the hotel, my good intentions flew right out the window.” Read the rest of this entry »

Morgan also believes that bath and shower gels are marketed as a new, improved way of cleaning the skin and that conveys a message of well-being to the consumer. The use of ingredients such as chamomile, water lily and aloe vera adds to the expectation of relaxation and rejuvenation. Read the rest of this entry »

Dermatologists have long warned that the bar soaps that Mother used to scrub behind your ears can dry skin, stripping it of essential oils and leaving it dull and itchy.
But if you ban soap from your bath or shower, you may find it’s your friendships and love life that start to dry up. Read the rest of this entry »

A total hysterectomy is one that involves removing the uterus (including the cervix). The ovaries remain intact. Some women who are not menopausal do show signs of early menopause soon after the surgery. Read the rest of this entry »

More than 1 million travelers every year come down with diarrhea that commonly lasts from one to four days. Travelers diarrhea is caused by bacteria that is new to your stomach, but harmless for the local population. Read the rest of this entry »