Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes — as temperatures drop, it’s natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it’s easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you’re hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing foods while bum…

Whether it’s a quick weekend away or a weeklong adventure, family travel is a great way to bond and create lifelong memories. However, if you have an infant, you may be hesitant to pack all those bags and venture into the unknown.

Smart skincare is essential year-round to maintain healthy, youthful looking skin. During the colder months, it becomes especially critical as temperatures, humidity and air quality are in flux — not to mention your calendar, which is sure to be packed with seasonal festivities.

It’s no secret that finding time for the recommended eight hours of sleep is easier said than done. More often than not, your time asleep is limited by your busy schedule. If you are lucky enough to squeeze in a full eight hours of shuteye, you are still not guaranteed to wake up feeling refreshed.

1. Get an eye exam. An annual trip to the eye doctor is critical for the entire family to ensure healthy and sharp vision. But did you know your visit to the optometrist is important to your overall health, too? A routine eye exam can potentially detect signs of chronic diseases like diabete…

Everyone knows aerobic exercise gets the heart pumping and lifting weights keeps muscles strong. But when it comes to keeping the brain healthy, most people are unsure what to do.

With busy schedules and never-ending to-do lists, it can seem like living a healthy lifestyle is out of reach. But, prioritizing nutrition doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are five quick tips to help you and your family eat well, even when it feels like time is not on your side.

For the 25 million Americans who have asthma, wintry weather can take a real bite out of family fun.

When my toddler son and I were both stricken with terrible colds that wouldn’t quit in mid-December, I thought of all the innocent places germs are lurking.

You’ve joined a health club and now you’re curious about fitness classes. You’re almost ready to sign up for an indoor cycle, yoga or strength-training class, but something stops you. You feel nervous and uncomfortable and decide to wait.

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While the oldest generations typically resist seeking mental health treatment, Millennials and Generation Z are much more open-minded. In fact, a 2015 study by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) says that 60 percent of persons age 18-25 see getting help for a mental hea…

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in women and penile cancer in men. HPV can also cause anal cancer, throat cancer, and genital warts in both men and women.

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A year after unseasonably warm weather in the 60s, the 16th annual Santa Swim, supporting the Care and Share Fund of Dorchester County, saw local residents plunge into the Choptank River at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Resort in Cambridge on a brisk 36-degree morning.

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Any parent knows that getting your child to do certain things like eat their veggies, clean their room and even brush their teeth can be difficult. But the reality is that tooth decay is the number one disease affecting young children today.

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When cold and flu season strikes, millions of Americans find themselves coughing, sneezing, congested, aching, uncomfortable — and sometimes, downright miserable. The widespread prevalence of these symptoms sweeps the country each year and affects people of all ages.

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Hundreds of cyclists from across the Delmarva Peninsula and from both sides of the Bay Bridge converged at Chesapeake College to experience the 12th annual Ride for Clean Rivers, sponsored by Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy this past September.

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I have a confession to make — I’ve never been very athletic. I took dance classes when I was little, swimming lessons until adulthood, and I even taught swimming classes as a Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor at the Cub Run ReCenter in Chantilly, Va.

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One of the nicest perks of working out in a fitness center is the access to a wide variety of exercise equipment. But what happens when you no longer have the time or money to continue that gym membership?

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When cold and flu season strikes, millions of Americans find themselves coughing, sneezing, congested, aching, uncomfortable — and sometimes, downright miserable. The widespread prevalence of these symptoms sweeps the country each year and affects people of all ages.

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Holidays bring get-togethers filled with music, food and conversation. However, for those who experience hearing loss, the season often takes on a whole different sound. Those with hearing loss often end up feeling isolated from the festivities, but there are ways you can make sure they feel…

Nearly 17 percent of the workforce is also caregiving for a loved one who has a disability, injury or illness (Family Caregiver Alliance) and this number continues to grow. Perhaps one of the most challenging times during the year for a working caregiver is the holiday season. Here are 6 tip…