Review: The Big Book of Symptoms

Edited by two esteemed members of AAP, Steven P. Shelov, MD, FAAP, and Shelly V. Flais, MD, FAAP, The Big Book of Symptoms is an A-Z directory and ultimate guide to over 100 of the most common childhood symptoms. From bee bites and colic to fever, sleep and skin problems, the new guide is designed […] Read more



Identifying (and Recovering from) Addiction

Addiction can exist in many forms. We now have support groups for sex addiction, substance abuse, gambling, and even video game addictions. Prescription drug abuse is also on the rise, contributing to a surge in emergency room visits as well as deaths. To combat the epidemic, there have been efforts to improve drug monitoring programs, […] Read more

Get Motivated! 3 Simple Ways to Make Yourself Want to Workout

Between work, soccer games and just being a mom, it can be quite difficult to find the motivation or time to work out on a consistent basis. You’ve been telling yourself for weeks that starting next Monday, you are going to get yourself into a routine and stick with it. Yet, every time the start […] Read more

Lyme Disease Prevention Tips

Ticks inhabit near trees, grass and bushes and can attach to their hosts to feed on the blood. Dogs, cats and other domestic animals who stay outdoors near wooded areas are prone to being bitten by ticks. Adults and children may also come in contact with ticks while standing and walking in wooded areas or […] Read more

What to Expect from Communication Certifications

Multimedia and the Internet have led to the evolution of the digital age. Colleges are offering degrees in communication that can be applied in the public and private sectors. Decades ago, television and radio were the focus of study in any marketing program. These days, there is an increased focus on using Web-based tools in […] Read more

The Future of Food: 2050

9 billion. That’s the number of people expected to populate the planet by the year 2050. The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been dedicated to advancing the science of food since 1939. This nonprofit scientific society consists of a multidisciplinary team from more than 100 countries. Their brainchild is FutureFood 2050, which marries food […] Read more

Avoid Summer Brain Drain with School Zone!

Disclosure: I received workbooks to help facilitate my review. All opinions are my own! Schoooool’s out for summer! Actually, my daughter’s been out of school for almost a month now and, well, the novelty of it has just about worn off. It’s consistently been over 102 here in AZ, so aside from letting her run […] Read more

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