Category | Health & Safety

Top 5 Germiest Spots In Your Home

Posted on 21 January 2011 by

There are many areas in your home that harbor microorganisms because they provide an ideal place for bacteria to grow. Among the menacing germs that frequent your home include those that cause common illnesses like colds, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and even fever. What’s even alarming is the fact that these germs can lurk in even […]

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Tips for a Safe Outdoor Fun in Snow

Posted on 08 December 2010 by

Winter is a wonderful time to be outdoors. Despite the frosty air and slippery ground, people still find a way to have fun in it. Do you remember you first memory of experiencing snow? There are many things your family can do outdoors in winter. Some of these include engaging in winter sports, playing snow […]

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What You Need To Know About Sperm And Semen Analysis

Posted on 26 November 2010 by

With regards to fertility issues, it is oftentimes perceived as a woman’s problem. But when couples come in at the doctor’s clinic after unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant, doctors usually order tests for both husband and wife. When my close friend still did not get pregnant after more than a year of trying, her husband […]

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10 Ways to Relieve Sore Nipples from Breastfeeding

Posted on 24 November 2010 by

It is common for mothers to have sore nipples while breastfeeding. Most women suffer from sore nipples during the first few weeks of breastfeeding while their milk supply is being established. With babies sucking on the tender nipples 24 hours a day, it’s not long before soreness and cracking appears. Sore or cracked nipples can […]

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10 Christmas Decorations You Should Avoid

Posted on 20 November 2010 by

Christmas decorating is just as significant as gift giving to spread the holiday spirit. All things shiny and sparkly can brighten one’s mood and add excitement to the surroundings. They’re especially a treat to the eyes of a young child. But for safety purposes, some holiday decorations should be avoided because they may be hazardous, […]

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10 Table Foods You Cannot Give Your Dog

Posted on 18 November 2010 by

What a dog eats depends on what its owner provides and what it can scavenge. Dog food is the ideal chow for any canine, but sometimes table food is given to them by their human companions. It’s important to know that there are hidden dangers in some human table food for dogs. Here are some […]

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How To Keep Your Dog Safe On Halloween

Posted on 27 October 2010 by

Halloween has become such a widely celebrated event that even pets get all glammed up for the occasion. With costume parties here and there, dog owners also look for ways on how they can get their pets to join in on the fun. Dogs dressed as angels, vampires, or even pumpkins may look endearing, but […]

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What You Need To Know About Getting A Mammogram

Posted on 14 October 2010 by

“I like it on the couch!” or I like it on the kitchen counter!”Have you seen those seemingly suggestive status updates on popular social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook lately? When this year’s campaign on breast cancer awareness was launched, it was met with raised eyebrows among those who were not familiar with the […]

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Kiddie Party Safety Tips

Posted on 10 September 2010 by

Kiddie parties are fun and entertaining for children. Colorful decorations and exciting games contribute to the merry party atmosphere. But underneath all the enjoyment, parents worry about their kids safety. Having many kids together in one area is a recipe for an accident. It’s normal for parents to feel protective of children, whether a child […]

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4 Soda Alternatives Kids Love

Posted on 08 September 2010 by

Kids love the sweetness and the fizz that comes with a soda. With trends moving towards being healthy and fit, parents try their best to give their kids better alternatives. However, many suffer with the problem that healthier does not suggest tastier. Now, there are solutions to this problem that will definitely make kids drink […]

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Should My Child Have Her Tonsils Removed?

Posted on 25 August 2010 by

Before my daughter turned one year old, she already had a couple of bouts with tonsillitis. While she responded to antibiotics with majority of those bouts, there were still other instances when she had to be hospitalized because she had very high fever along with a very poor appetite. In the beginning, I was hoping […]

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Food Safety: Practicing Healthy Habits In The Kitchen

Parents continuously strive to maintain a healthy home for the family. With children spending a lot of time indoors, it is but appropriate to promote health and safety inside the home. Aside from taking steps to prevent injury, parents should also pay attention to areas in the house, where germs can multiply and cause illnesses. Severe […]

One Good Way To Keep Germs Away That Is Often Forgotten

Parents do all they can to protect a child against illness and infection. With infecting microorganisms lurking everywhere, parents are understandably cautious. Well-baby check-ups and vaccinations are definitely essential in preventing illnesses in children. However, parents should also remember that the most basic things can be very helpful too. Hand washing is a very […]

How To Protect Your Unborn Baby During Pregnancy From Serious Infections

A woman’s health is crucial in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy. It is a known fact that pregnant women should avoid taking any medication without a doctor’s approval because it may be harmful for the unborn baby. Since therapeutic interventions are limited at this time, it is essential that a woman take steps in […]

Food Safety: How To Properly Store Food

A lot of families look forward to preparing well-loved family recipes during the holidays. After all it is that time of the year, when a lot of people even travel miles just to be with loved ones. While the holidays can be a great time to display your culinary skills, proper food storage should be […]

What You Should Know About Antibiotics

Antibiotics or antimicrobial drugs have long been known to treat various infections. Some parents may instinctively give antibiotics, to treat even common colds or flu in children. In this particular case, antibiotics may not at all be helpful. In turn, it may even be harmful because it can lead to antibiotic-resistant germs. The two major […]

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