Have you ever wondered why toddlers and kids find all things bathroom-related so fascinating? Well, it just so happens that they’re on to something. Our experts in colon and rectal surgery want you to pay attention to your bowel movements. It’s actually a great way to keep an eye on your health. Things like texture, color, frequency and smell can all be indicators of possible digestive issues or dietary needs. So the next time you sit down for a #2, pay attention and make your health priority #1.
Our Child Life team at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center offers some thoughts to help you talk to kids about COVID-19. There are other resources for children available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
For people who are always on the run, it may be difficult to find a quick healthy lunch or breakfast you can take on the go. It’s especially difficult when your job has plenty of fast food or takeout options nearby. The thing is, a lot of us who don’t make healthy decisions want to make them … we just don’t feel we have the time or energy. Many of us go to sleep thinking, “Tomorrow I’ll be healthy and pack a lunch,” and when morning time comes around, will-power goes out the window.