Entries by Juanita

Don’t take that daily aspirin unless your doctor says to do it

Edwards-Elmhurst Health Healthy Driven blog shared that an aspirin a day may not help keep the heart attack away for some. Aspirin, which interferes with your blood’s clotting action, has often been looked at as a way to lower the risk for heart disease or stroke. However, recent studies indicate the increased risk of internal […]

Poor sleep in middle age linked to late-life Alzheimer’s-related brain changes

The National Institute on Aging shared that cognitively healthy adults whose sleep quality declined in middle age were more likely in late life to accumulate Alzheimer’s disease-related proteins in the brain than those whose sleep quality improved or did not change, an NIA-supported study found. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, suggest that sleep assessment […]


Megan Barna, MS, RD, is an outpatient dietitian at Children’s National in Washington, D.C. Eleanor Mackey, Ph.D., is a child psychologist and works primarily with the Obesity Institute and Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Mackey is also a mother of two girls. She wrote for the Rise and Shine newsletter that binge eating disorder (BED) is […]

Party the healthy way!

Action for Healthy Kids shared that everyone loves a party. Who doesn’t love an excuse for cupcakes? But did you know that your child could easily consume a third of their daily calories in one classroom birthday celebration? Birthdays, holidays and other school celebrations are great opportunities to promote a healthy lifestyle, provide consistent messages […]

Anti-Bribing Strategies for Picky Eaters

Take a deep breath, and don’t worry! What if you could be assured that your child will get the nutrition they need without you going crazy just by starting with small steps? We all want our kids to eat nutritious foods and hope they naturally gravitate towards choosing these foods even when they are not […]

What To Do If You Think Your Child Has A Learning Disability

Rise and Shine shared that there are many potential reasons for problems at school, but one of the primary reasons is learning disabilities, both those already diagnosed as well as undiagnosed ones. Here’s what to do if you think your child has a learning disability. What is a learning disability? Almost 1 in 10 children have […]