Author: Leigh Critzer Thraves
Posts by Leigh Critzer Thraves
Have you ever wondered what it meant when you heard something like, “so-and-so has stage 3 breast cancer?” The breast cancer part probably makes sense, but what does the stage mean? Learn about the different stages of cancer.
If you're taking your workout indoors this winter, here are a few activities worth trying.
Which is more dangerous: flames or steam? You may be surprised by the answer. Read about staying safe in the kitchen over the holidays, and everyday.
Before you head to the store to stock up on toys for all the kids on your list, check out these 6 tips. During the happiest time of the year, as well as all year long, it's important to make sure the gifts you buy will keep kids entertained without putting them in potential danger.
Anxiety about going to school doesn't look the same for every child. It might appear as a tummy ache that suddenly resolves once the child gets to stay home for the day. Sometimes it’s tantrums or clinginess or defiance. Learn more about this common situation and when to loop in a professional.
Not sure what to eat or avoid while breastfeeding? Here are some tips that can help.
Your child wakes up in the middle of the night with a pain in his calf or complains that his knee hurts after playing outside. Read about what to do if those pains keep coming and going or don’t go away at all.
Staying hydrated is important all year round, but when temps start to soar and you sweat, you may need to drink even more water than usual. Here's how to gauge if you may be dehydrated and need to up your intake of water or electrolyte-containing beverages.
Flight nurse Shawn Reid's nursing career started with a simple question: what happens to patients after they arrive at the hospital? Read more about what makes Shawn Reid's job "the best job in the world."
Essential oils contain many active chemicals, have strong fragrances, and are popular ingredients in soaps, massage oils and perfumes. Essential oils can be dangerous when used incorrectly. Read more about essential oil safety tips.