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    Women's Health: March 2008


    Five Secrets for Happy and Healthy Hearts: Medicine Mom


    When it comes down to it, we all want one thing in life: To be happy. And, it is when we achieve this state of mental bliss that our bodies tend to follow suit. You see with each chuckle and grin, our hearts pump stronger and our bodies become energized, setting the stage for joyful and healthful years to come.

    So, in appreciation of Valentine's Day, I felt it appropriate to divulge five secrets to help keep your kids hearts (and yours!) both happy and healthy:

    Secret 1: Love and laugh--a lot. Life is too short to be dull and boring. Live it up--responsibly of course. Sing with your kids. Dance with your kids ... Continue reading Five Secrets for Happy and Healthy Hearts: Medicine Mom.

    Survey: Americans' Dirty Contact Lens Habits


    Millions of Americans may be putting their eyes at serious risk every day by not using proper hygiene in caring for their contact lenses, a new survey reveals.

    The survey, conducted by leading market research company Synovate, found that while contact lenses remain one of the safest forms of vision correction, contact lens wearers need to beef up their lens-handling regimes to ensure their eyes stay safe and healthy.

    "It's certainly alarming to see how some people treat their lenses," says Dr. Pat Del Vecchio. "I see patients every day with eye infections and problems that could easily have been prevented j ... Continue reading Survey: Americans' Dirty Contact Lens Habits.

    Lactose Intolerance or Milk Allergy?

    Thirty to fifty million Americans suffer from lactose intolerance or a milk allergy, but how do you tell the difference?

    Lactose intolerance is the body's inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the major sugar found in milk. Many people confuse lactose intolerance with a milk allergy, which is not an "intolerance," but a true allergy.

    "It is important to understand the difference between the two," says Steven Yannicelli, Ph.D., R.D., director of science and education for Nutricia North America. "People with lactose intolerance can't digest the sugar, but it is the protein in milk and milk ... Continue reading Lactose Intolerance or Milk Allergy?.