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Ensure your child heads off to school with the best possible foundation.It's that time of year again... your kids are headed back to school. It should come as no surprise that success — or failure — at school starts at home. Studies have linked poor academic performance to factors such as a lack of sleep, poor nutrition, obesity, and a lack of parental support. How can you ensure your child heads off to school this fall with the best possible foundation? Melanie Cole, MS, and Dr. Corrin Cross, MD, share some valuable information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). With these tips in mind, you can get the first days of school off to a great start and make the school year an enjoyable experience for the whole family. This year you can watch your child thrive!
Joint pain can literally stop you in your tracks. Learn how to overcome the pain and get your mobility back.Do your joints hurt after your workout? Maybe you like to play on your local softball team, but you feel discomfort in your knees after the games. Or, perhaps you're a runner who is experiencing hip issues. If you're a woman, these pains and aches wouldn't be surprising. In fact, women's joints are much more subject to injury than men's. Dr. Stanley A. Herring, MD, team physician for the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to help you get those joint pains under control and feel like you did years ago.
Women are playing more sports than ever. They are also getting hurt more than ever. Learn how to protect yourself.The role of a team physician is more important than you might think, even in women's sports arenas. Many women are involved in athletics these days. From the high school level right into adulthood, women are playing more sports than ever. They are also getting hurt more than ever. If you're an avid athlete, a team physician can work with you and help you get in the shape you need to be in to effectively play your sport... minus the injuries. Dr. Stanley A. Herring, MD, team physician for the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Mariners, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to help you play more and hurt less.
Have you tried every pill, potion, powder or food to get your metabolism revving? Maybe it's not as complicated as you think.Have you tried every pill, potion, powder or food to get your metabolism revving? Perhaps it's not as complicated as you think. In this segment of Train Your Body, Dr. Felicia Stoler, PhD, and Melanie Cole, MS, help you get your metabolism up and burning with lifestyle and nutrition tips.
Have you tried every diet on the books and still haven't lost weight? You may be suffering from diet burnout.Have you tried every diet on the books and still haven't lost weight? Have you invested time and money into pills, potions and liquid diets, only to agonize over endless trips to the bathroom and uncomfortable bloating? You may be suffering from diet burnout. Melanie Cole, MS, and Dr. Felicia Stoler, PhD, guide you through the best ways to get out of that diet rut and into a healthy routine. With a little help, you can lose that weight for good and feel your best once again.
If you're a busy mom, you may think you don't have time for beauty routines or living a healthy lifestyle. The good news is you CAN have it all.If you're a busy mom, you might think you don't have time for "luxuries" such as beauty routines and living a healthy lifestyle. After all, there are kids to feed, errands to run and seemingly endless loads of laundry. The good news is that you CAN have it all, with just a little help. In this segment of Beauty Inside Out, Brooke Griffin joins David Pollock and shares valuable information to help busy moms lead a healthy lifestyle with simple morning routines. From healthy on-the-go breakfasts that benefit your hair, skin and physique, to the importance of sunscreens and SPF in your morning routine and hair styles you can sleep on and easily re-do in the morning, this segment has everything for your mommy schedule.
BB, CC and DD beauty creams are all the rage. But what is the difference between the three?BB, CC, and DD creams are all the rage these days. You have no doubt seen commercials with one of your favorite celebrities promoting them. But do you know the difference? Which cream is right for you and your skin type? Cara Brook, Allure's Beauty Blogger of the Year and Beauty Inside Out's go-to beauty expert will help take the guess work out and give you the A-B-Cs (or rather B-C-Ds) on these trendy creams.
Just because you're a mom doesn't mean that you can't take time to make yourself feel pretty.If you're a mom you know how hectic daily life can be. Taking the kids to school and their sports events and practices, let alone your own work, errands, house duties, social and family life. It is enough to drive you mad. But it doesn't mean that you can't carve out time for YOU... whether that time is to make yourself feel more beautiful, or just a few minutes out of the day to de-stress. In this segment of Beauty Inside Out, mom and life coach, Alison Lumbatis, joins David and Lisa to help motivate and empower all the beautiful moms out there. Learn how to better manage your crazy schedule and allow time for yourself.
Look great all year long with some easy and cost effective do-it-yourself beauty and fashion tricks.It's time to head back to school. Whether you're a teacher, student, or mom dropping off her kids, fashion and beauty tends to be on your mind now and throughout the school year. Just because it's education, doesn't mean your appearance has to be boring! Fashion and beauty expert, Dawn Del Russo, shares some do-it-yourself tricks to look great all year long, including makeup tips, easy fashion pointers and more.
Unlucky in love? Independent? Haven't found the "right one" yet? Not to worry. It's time to embrace your single lifestyle.Are you unlucky in love? Independent? Or maybe just haven't found the "right one" yet? Being single can often cause sadness and even depression. But it doesn't have to get you down. You CAN learn to embrace and enjoy the single life, you just need the right tools. Known as "The Single Woman," blogger and author, Mandy Hale, joins David and Lisa to help empower you and other single women all over the globe.
Can the heavy traffic in your commute be affecting your health? No matter where you live, the quality of the air you breathe impacts you every day.Can the heavy traffic in your commute be affecting your health? No matter where you live, the quality of the air you breathe impacts you every single day. Air pollution is the contamination of air by smoke and harmful gases; mainly oxides of carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen. Air pollution comes from many different sources, such as factories, cars, and smoke - all of which release a wide variety of pollutants affecting air quality. Negative health effects increase as air pollution worsens. How air pollution impacts your health is determined by several factors: the length of time you are exposed, your general health and genetic makeup, and the concentration of pollutants. People with asthma, lung and heart conditions are the most vulnerable to the affects of air pollution. Children are especially vulnerable, since their lungs are still developing. The elderly are at a higher risk as well. What can you do to protect your health and the health of your family? Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Gabriele Pfister, shares the ailments caused by exposure, if you are at a greater risk for health-related effects and the lifestyle choices that you can change to help the impact of pollution on your health.
One of the biggest food safety issues right now involves the deliberate adulteration of food with biological or chemical agents.Counterfeit food is a serious international problem. One of the biggest food safety issues right now involves the deliberate adulteration of food with biological or chemical agents. Economically motivated adulteration (EMA), is not aimed to harm people but to inflate profits by fraudulent means. EMA events cost the food industry between $10 billion and $15 billion a year. What exactly is EMA? Cheap products are presented as branded or top-quality ones, or cheaper ingredients are added to genuine products to increase profit margins. Mislabeling is another issue. Over 50 percent of pomegranate juices do not contain the advertised ingredients. Shaun Kennedy, former director of the National Center for Food Protection and Defense at the University of Minnesota, estimates that 10 percent of food that consumers buy in the developed world has been adulterated. Whenever there is food tampering, there are potential risks to health. Kennedy joins Melanie Cole to explain what's happening with our food system. He also shares the top food most subject to food fraud and how to protect yourself.
An engagement should be the happiest time of your life, right? Well, maybe not. Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful.An engagement should be the happiest time of your life, right? Well, maybe not. Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful. You have probably heard horror stories of soon-to-be brides making irrational, diva-like demands and passive-aggressive comments... Not to mention the extreme mood swings. And really, given the stress surrounding wedding details, this kind of behavior seems inevitable. That's the bride's typical MO; but what about the bridesmaids? When you are asked to be an attendant at a friend's wedding you are probably simultaneously excited and fearful. If she turns into a crazed drill sergeant, do you just go with the flow or communicate your frustrations with her unusual requests? And if YOU are the one getting married, what are the warning signs that you are turning into a bridezilla? Bridal counselor and author of Emotionally Engaged: A Bride's Guide to Surviving the "Happiest" Time of Her Life, Allison Moir-Smith, provides experts tips and techniques on how to deal with a bridezilla as well as how to avoid becoming one yourself.
Somewhere in your 20's you may begin to see the signs of aging, but when is it okay to start using Botox?Somewhere in your 20's you may begin to see the signs of aging: little wrinkles here and there, crows feet around the eyes, laugh lines. But when is it okay to start using Botox? Aging is the most natural process that you go through and it is evidenced in your skin. Thankfully there's Botox. Over the last couple decades, Botox has become very popular. More and more women in their 20's are even taking the Botox approach for a more youthful appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2012 there were 6.1 million injections performed. Of those, almost 100,000 were for people in their 20s, which was a 10 percent raise from the previous year. The reason behind the increase is that Botox is used as a preventative way to stop wrinkles from becoming permanent. The injections help by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles in order to stop wrinkles from forming. Some studies claim that you can retrain your muscles if you start using Botox at an earlier age. So, is it premature to start using Botox in your 20's or a wise beauty investment? Plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Geldner, MD, discusses Botox and why younger women are jumping on board with getting injections. He also shares information on when it is too young to start the injections and any risks for starting at an early age.
You would think having a lot of excess fat would make you a good candidate for liposuction. Unfortunately, that's not the case.We are a society obsessed with image and staying thin. When diet and exercise doesn't seem to be working, many people turn to plastic surgery for a helping hand in obtaining their ideal slender physique. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss technique; it is a reshaping technique. So, having a lot of excess fat doesn't make you a good candidate for liposuction; in fact, it is actually the opposite. Individuals who maintain a healthy lifestyle but have a few problem areas make the best candidates because their skin is more firm and elastic. There are two layers of subcutaneous (lying under the skin) fat: deep and superficial. In a typical procedure, the doctor makes a tiny incision and inserts a hollow, stainless-steel tube (cannula) into the deep fat layer, because there is less risk of injuring the skin. The doctor pushes and pulls the tube through the fat while breaking down fat cells, and a "vacuum" pump or syringe removes the fat with suction. The liposuction heals in a few weeks, but be prepared for a considerable amount of bruising and swelling. You may also experience lumpy skin and numbness for several months following the procedure. Liposuction is generally not covered by health insurance. The cost varies based on the areas worked on, amount of fat removed, the state you live in and the doctor performing the procedure. Renowned Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Geldner, MD, shares the latest technologies and techniques of liposuction, plus the risks and complications you need to know before undergoing the procedure.