15 Ways to Help You Relax

woman readingAhh relaxation … it seems like a distant memory, right? With our busy lives, sometimes we can get caught up in work, family and the long list of responsibilities we pack in our day. We often don’t have time to take care of ourselves let alone fully unwind. We polled a handful of people and asked what specific things they like to do when they are feeling overwhelmed. If you’re in need of some inspiration on how to take a break from your routine, here are some ideas for achieving an ultimate state of relaxation.

Hope For Teens Struggling with Severe Obesity

Lacey before and after Good Fit ClinicLacey Tomaiolo, a Shrewsbury teen, knows well the struggle with weight. Overweight most of her childhood and adolescence, she became increasingly frustrated as her own individual efforts made little difference in the long term. Bay State Parent interviewed Lacey and her Good Fit Teen Weight and Wellness Clinic physicians about her journey and how the clinic helped her live healthier and ways to talk to your child about losing weight.

 

5 of the Most Common — and 4 Surprising — Causes of Birth Defects

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A birth defect — also called a congenital anomaly — is a problem that occurs when a baby is developing in the womb. An estimated one out of every 33 babies in the U.S. is born with a birth defect, of varying severity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you’re a mom-to-be — or planning to be — it’s important to understand what causes birth defects and the steps you can take to prevent them during pregnancy. Here’s an overview of the most common causes of birth defects: