Childhood Obesity: Our Role as Parents and Caregivers

By: Tanvi Maharaja September is Childhood Obesity Awareness month. According to CDC, the prevalence of obesity was 18.5% and affected about 13.7 million children and adolescents. Obesity prevalence was 13.9% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 18.4% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 20.6% among 12- to 19-year-olds. These numbers are on the rise as seen here. While … More Childhood Obesity: Our Role as Parents and Caregivers

Go Red to Raise Awareness For Women’s Heart Health

By: Tanvi Maharaja Heart attacks, as depicted through movies and television, characteristically depict a man grabbing the left side of his chest in seemingly agonizing pain. There has been substantial awareness about heart disease and any man with “crushing’ left-sided chest pain, going into his left arm or the left side of the jaw, is … More Go Red to Raise Awareness For Women’s Heart Health

Suicide Prevention Day

By: Barbara Schwartz As I began to write this month’s blog post, I looked at a list of special “days” for September. Ah-ha! It’s National Yoga Awareness Month. I’m a yoga instructor and believe that yoga can benefit everyone and that a good yoga instructor can modify any yoga practice to match anyone’s ability. Yoga … More Suicide Prevention Day

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By: Barbara Schwartz April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Does distracted driving really need its own month? You decide. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration state that: 3,450 people died in 2016 due to distracted driving.1 Distracted driving is more than texting: dialing a telephone number, posting a Facebook status, checking an … More National Distracted Driving Awareness Month