Author Archives: Jeff Hayward

6 Ways to Brighten the Holidays for Hospital-Bound Kids

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Unfortunately, you can’t time if and when kids will get ill – and occasionally, the illness can be serious enough to land them in hospital for a night, or longer. Also, sickness doesn’t care if it’s Christmas. Whatever reason a little one ends up in medical care when they should just be looking forward to   …Continue Reading


6 Things to Know About Infant and Toddler Sleep Regressions

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You’ve finally got your little one into a nice nighttime sleep pattern, and you’re getting some restful sleeps yourself, until BAM! Junior suddenly starts waking up in the middle of the night (several times) and you’re back to grumpy-ville in the morning. This is called a sleep regression – and BabySleepSite.com says it’s when an   …Continue Reading


Getting Heavy with 6 Facts About Weighted Blankets

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When you think of relieving stress and getting a better night’s rest, you probably think you need to take a weight off – but it turns doing the opposite may have a positive outcome as well, at least for older children and adults. The medical world is still debating the advantages of a weighted blanket,   …Continue Reading


6 Causes and Risk Factors for Fibromyalgia

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This can be a complicated (yet common) pain disorder, affecting patients in different ways. The Mayo Clinic says experts believe fibromyalgia is caused by the way a patient’s brain “amplifies” painful sensations. While there doesn’t seem to be one cause, there are a number of factors that have been identified that could lead to a   …Continue Reading


Don’t Cry Over These 8 Common Health Problems in Babies

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Your baby is precious to you – so any signs of an illness can be very upsetting, especially to new parents. That being said, most babies are going to get sick – and fairly often – but it’s quite common and you can stay calm if you know what you’re looking for. From uncontrollable crying   …Continue Reading


7 Dieting Myths to Snack On

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Dieting is part of our culture, and it’s thought to be the first line of defense against becoming obese for many people. However, while you can certainly make permanent adjustments to your diet and lifestyle to achieve better health, “flash” diets or short-term diets aren’t always what they’re made out to be. Done wrong, diets   …Continue Reading


6 Health Benefits of Volunteering

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The holidays are supposed to be a time of giving…so what better time than to stop putting off your plans to volunteer for a local cause? Whether you’re helping in a soup kitchen or collecting toys for children, volunteering can be very fulfilling. Not only will volunteering enrich your own life, it will help enrich   …Continue Reading


8 Weird Body Responses to Cold Weather

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The planet was very hot for millions of years, and scientists are saying it’s getting warmer again. So the question is… are humans really supposed to be able to function in the cold? Well – of course we are. However, our bodies have adapted some rather strange ways to deal with it. Going out into   …Continue Reading


6 Biggest Health Myths About Shingles

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When you think of shingles, you probably think of roofing materials first (maybe). Unless you’ve been talking to your friends or your doctor about the “horrors” of shingles, a painful health condition caused by the varicella zoster virus – which may be laying in waiting inside you if you had the chickenpox earlier in life.   …Continue Reading


8 Health Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

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When it comes to our own health, it’s kind of like driving a car – you might ignore some of the minor creaks and groans, but at some point you have to bring it into the garage for a checkup. The same goes for health symptoms – while you may have minor illnesses here and   …Continue Reading