Healthy Holiday Eating Guidelines Traditional holiday baked goods are often high in calories, sugar, saturated fat, and cholesterol. The good news is that with a few modifications and substitutions your favorite family recipe can be made healthier without compromising flavor. In many recipes, the amount of fat or oil can be reduced by ¼ or … More Healthy Holiday Eating Tips & Recipes
As thanksgiving comes upon us once more, we remember the blessing we experience and are grateful not only at this time of year but all year long. Share what you’re thankful for in the comments! Melanie: I am thankful for my husband. He is my #1 supporter. He knows how to push me out of my … More Signature Moms Give Thanks
By: Sandy Churchill As a Signature Healthcare Mommy Blogger, I am typically tasked with sharing stories of parenting—the ups, downs, inspirations, and lessons learned over the years. While the focus on parenting issues typically spans birth to college, tots to teens, we rarely consider the life lessons shared by grandparents, great grandparents, and other … More Centenarian Wisdom: Peace is Worth Fighting For
By: Cheryl Maguire When you read the word PANDAS, you probably envisioned a cute, cuddly animal native to China. Unfortunately, there is nothing cute or cuddly about the acronym PANDAS which stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The disorder was first identified in an article by Dr. Susan E. Swedo … More PANDAS Disorder Isn’t Cute or Cuddly
By: Deirdre Littlefield I want you to know that I see you. I can see deep into your soul, and I know that you are not your addiction. You are the small child your mother remembers, the soccer player your teammates recall, and the protector your siblings miss desperately. The decisions you make are … More A Love Letter To Those Addicted
Planning on going Trick-or-Treating or dressing your child up this year? Keep the following important safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics in mind. ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with … More Halloween Safety Tips
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Last month was ovarian cancer awareness month. This disease remains a serious illness for women everywhere. Sadly, we do not have a screening test to identify the disease early like we do with the Pap smear for cervical cancer. Unfortunately, routine use of blood tests such as the … More Do You Know Your Ovarian Cancer Risk?