Fellow Memphians, I am a mom, a physician, and a researcher with a Master in Public Health. I am writing to share information that I hope will empower each of us to help our city withstand the approaching Covid-19 pandemic...
March 21st is World Down Syndrome day. Excited yet? Do you know what this day means? Have you heard of World Down Syndrome day? Do you know what to do? Down Syndrome entered my world on June 30, 2014. Before...
If you're anything like me, the scariest thing about a quarantine is being stuck at home all day with stir-crazy kids. Forget the toilet paper and hand sanitizer, I have 4 loud and crazy kids so I've been stocking...
Winter is almost over, but cold and flu season seems like it will never end this year. And with cold and flu season comes FEVER! I have been a pediatric ER nurse for many years and fever is one...
No one likes having to take sick days. However, there's a certain cruelty involved when you feel like death warmed over yet still have to do all the things. When I was a kid, I remember sick days as time...
I've been feeling bad for months. At first, it started out very subtle:  a little fatigue, slight stomach pains occasionally. I chalked it up to aging, bad diet, and lack of exercise. It never dawned on me to go...
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I CAN NOT!

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I'm trying real hard not to fall into the cycle of “New Year’s Resolution.” I just CAN NOT deal with the pressure. I see everyone on my Facebook feed committing themselves to some amazing pledges. They have joined...
The brisk January winds are always ripe with possibility. The resolutions are made and the plans are set, but then life gets in the way. The kids are in activities, and you need something quick to feed everyone, so...
Heather earned her MS in Health Sciences at The University of Memphis, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, and currently works at Hutchison School teaching wellness and training athletic teams.She loves Friday pizza & movie night with her husband...
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Sugar, You’re Killing Me

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My key word for 2020 is going to be “wellness.” The danger word is “donuts.” Or “cupcakes” or “cookies” or “chocolate croissants.” I’m definitely one of those people who has a new diet plan or health goal to obsess over...

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50 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July at Home

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Staying home doesn't mean forgoing family fun this 4th of July! We've listed 50 ways to help you make some amazing memories this summer....