New Food Labels Show What We Are Really Eating

new nutrition labelIn the coming years, you’ll begin to notice changes on the nutrition fact labels on cans, boxes and packages. From milk to flour, from potato chips to baked beans, the new changes make it easier for you to be better informed about food choices by clearly knowing what and how much you are really eating. Additionally, the labels reflect new scientific information, such as the link between your diet and diseases like obesity. Read more about the benefits of the new labels.

 

Is it Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression mom with babySimply-Women-logo The birth of a baby is often a joyous event. However, it can also result in something you, as a new mom, may not expect: depression.

As many as 80 percent of moms experience what’s called the “baby blues” within the first few days to two weeks following delivery. They cry more easily, feel irritable or on an emotional roller coaster, and are fatigued. Fortunately, this is usually a relatively short — and mild — experience that generally lasts a few days and resolves on its own.

But one in seven women will have a more serious condition known as postpartum depression (PPD).

31 Days of Giving

mother helping child 31 days of giving‘Tis the season for giving! During the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in the gifts, decorations and parties. It’s important to take a step back from all the celebrations to see what you can do to give back. We’ve come up with 31 ways you can give back to your community – one for each day of December.

Colds: Stay Home or See a Doctor

tissues and cold medsIs it just a cold? Strep throat? Allergies? A runny nose and sore throat are simple enough to treat, but what if it’s more than just the common cold? Should you go to your medicine cabinet, to your doctor or to the local urgent care center?