Beyond 50

Healthy aging is a hot topic. Whether you’re concerned about weight gain, sex drive or chronic diseases, the key to healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle. Eating a variety of nutritious foods, practicing portion control and including physical activity in your daily routine can go a long way toward promoting healthy aging.

If an interest in healthy aging leads you to consider anti-aging therapies — such as restrictive diets,

Maintaining Good Health

When you think of adult health, you might think about various ways to stay healthy, such as cancer prevention, vaccines and hand-washing. Good for you! The choices you make every day go a long way toward promoting adult health.

It’s equally important to pay attention to your signs and symptoms. Know which adult health warning signs merit medical attention.

Elementary students

Concerns about elementary students typically focus on school issues — such as bullying, school nutrition and sex education.

Childhood bullying and school violence can have lifelong consequences for elementary students. If your child is being bullied, take the situation seriously. Help your child create a plan to stop bullying in its tracks.

When talk of elementary children’s health turns to sex education,

Preschoolers

Why do preschoolers resist going to bed? What are the most important developmental milestones for preschoolers? What do preschoolers need to know about sex? Welcome to the world of preschool children’s health! Get answers to these and other common questions about preschoolers.

Making conscious choices about preschool children’s health today can lead to good habits and good behavior throughout childhood.

Toddler Health

For a toddler, every day is a new adventure — and constant motion is often the name of the game. That’s why child safety is a prime toddler health concern. Take simple precautions to prevent falls, burns and other household mishaps.

For many parents, a toddler’s limited vocabulary can lead to other toddler health concerns — such as temper tantrums.

Infant Health

It might seem that your baby learns something new every day. In fact, every experience — from cuddling before nap time to listening to a sibling’s chatter — helps your baby learn more about his or her world.

As your baby grows and changes, you might have new questions about infant health. How can you encourage your baby to sleep through the night?

Newborn Health

A newborn brings a whirlwind of activity to your life. At first, newborn care might seem limited to round-the-clock feeding, bathing, diapering and soothing — but there’s more to ensuring newborn health than these basics. Other newborn health concerns might include caring for your newborn’s skin, decoding your newborn’s cries and promoting your newborn’s development.

Postpartum Care

After months of anticipation and the rigors of labor and delivery, your attention shifts to caring for your new baby — but you also need to take care of yourself. Postpartum care might involve managing vaginal tears or a C-section wound, sore breasts, leaking milk, urination problems, and hair loss.

And postpartum care isn’t limited to your physical health.

Labor And Delivery

Every woman’s labor and delivery experience is unique. Still, understanding what’s typical can help you know what to expect as your due date approaches.

Labor and delivery generally follows a pattern — the cervix softening and opening; the amniotic sac rupturing; the contractions getting stronger and closer together. Sometimes, however, labor and delivery takes surprising twists and turns.

Third Trimester

The last few months of pregnancy — the third trimester — can be physically and emotionally challenging. Third trimester signs and symptoms might include backaches, swollen ankles and mounting anxiety.

During the third trimester, your baby will likely open his or her eyes and pack on the pounds. This rapid growth might lead to more pronounced fetal movements.

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