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Differences in Sleep Needs Between Men and Women

A recent survey showed women are nearly twice as likely (31%) as men (17%) to say they rarely or never wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested. Sex and gender contribute to sleep disparities between men and women, but societal norms and roles play a part as well. Women are more likely to have increased caregiving responsibilities, which can also disrupt… 

2 Bite-sized Tapas Recipes to Spoil Mom for Mother’s Day

A 2024 National Retail Federation survey revealed Mother’s Day spending is expected to reach $33.5 billion this year. This is the second highest projection to be released to date behind last year’s estimate of $35.7 billion. But making something for mom is still special – you don’t have to break the bank to make her feel celebrated. Alongside something crafty, preparing some special… 

Health Disparities in Minority Children

Dr. Angela Seabright, D.O., care management physician at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  Comprehensive studies over the past five years found that Black and Hispanic children in the U.S. receive worse medical care than their white peers. This includes inequitable treatment across pediatric specialties like neonatal care, primary care, emergency medicine, critical care, mental health care, end-of-life care and… 

Celebrate Dog Appreciation Month with Activity and Homemade Treats

Did you know that more than one-third of families in the U.S. have a dog, and most people consider their dogs as family members? As our furry friends are part of our family, it’s essential to take care of their health. Similar to humans, dogs can also become overweight or obese, contributing to chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.… 

3 Healthy Elevated Grilled Cheese Ideas

Grilled cheese sandwiches have long held a cherished spot in the hearts and stomachs of many, not just kids. In fact, according to a 2019 YouGov survey, grilled cheese reigns as the most popular sandwich among Americans.  When it comes to crafting a healthier grilled cheese, the choices you make regarding cheese and bread can significantly impact its nutritional profile. Opt… 

3 Spring-Inspired Mocktail Recipes

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which sheds light on the role of alcoholic beverages in our lives. Alcohol is a central component of social gatherings, celebrations and moments of relaxation. However, as people become more conscious of the effects of alcohol consumption on health and wellbeing, many are turning to alternatives that still provide a sense of festivity and enjoyment.… 

The Link Between Stress & Nutrition

The link between stress and nutrition is bi-directional, meaning they both affect each other. Stress can affect our eating habits, especially the chances of unhealthy choices or overeating. Additionally, poor nutrition and diet choices can exacerbate or increase levels of stress. According to a 2020 review study, stress affects nutrition by:  Stress can also affect the metabolism, with higher levels… 

Three Healthy Sandwich Recipes for Leftover Hard-boiled Easter Eggs

Business Insider says 180 million eggs are purchased for Easter every year. Many families enjoy the tradition of spending creative quality time painting hard-boiled eggs together. But what do you do with the leftover eggs? Eggs are a versatile, nutrient-dense healthy source of protein. In fact, a large egg has about 78 calories and 6 grams of protein. A noteworthy…