Category Archives: HEALTH, FITNESS & BEAUTY

Can a Mom Afford to Get the Flu in 2020? Spoiler Alert: HECK NO

“Moms don’t get sick days.” You know the saying, right? I used to think it was a cheesy marketing tactic to convince parents like me to purchase excessive amounts of over the counter cold medicine. But after becoming a mom, reality sets in…your child doesn’t care one iota if you’re sick. Neither did your job most likely (until this year, of course). So can a busy mom afford to get the flu?

The answer is HECK TO THE NO, especially in 2020. Now, more than ever, we need to protect ourselves from the flu. Continue reading Can a Mom Afford to Get the Flu in 2020? Spoiler Alert: HECK NO

Top 4 Treatment Plans for Kids at West Boca Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Center

No parent ever wants to hear that their baby or young child might require therapy. It’s not always easy to come to terms with the fact that you may not have “the perfect kid” and they might, in fact, need a little help.

Cue the mom guilt!

As a parent, I’ve definitely had anxiety about my daughter’s developmental milestones, especially when she was little. I became tethered to one of those apps (you know the ones…) that tells you what your baby and eventually toddler should be achieving week by week. (Spoiler alert: It’s never 100% accurate and this is a much better resource by the way…)

West Boca Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Center

So, if your pediatrician has advised that you need help or you’re simply wondering what kind of help is out there, my friends at West Boca Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Center are ready to assist your family! Continue reading Top 4 Treatment Plans for Kids at West Boca Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Center

Subscribe to Better Health with Direct Care by MD Now

South Florida moms, it’s time to listen up! If taking care of your own health on a more regular basis is on your fall ‘to do’ list (and it really should be), this post is for you…and me. I got a physical at MD Now earlier this summer and pretty much everything looked good, except for one thing: My cholesterol. No matter how much I exercise and try to eat right, those numbers keep on rising.

It’s frustrating. It’s hereditary.

But, I’m glad that MD Now brought it to my attention. Plus, it reminded me that I need to keep better tabs on my own health and not focus only on my family’s. That’s why I’m excited that MD Now has once again launched something that is changing the game for urgent care. Introducing Direct Care by MD Now, an affordable subscription-based health plan that makes it easy to see a provider at one of 50+ clinics for illnesses, injuries, preventive care, and routine healthcare needs–even if you don’t have insurance! Continue reading Subscribe to Better Health with Direct Care by MD Now

The COVID-19 Must-Have: A Pediatrician In Your Pocket

Mom-ming in the digital (and pandemic) age definitely has both its perks and drawbacks. We’ve all seen the crowd-sourcing posts in social media moms’ groups. You know the ones… One mom takes a picture of a nasty rash on her baby, then crowd-sources the answers as to what it is. (They usually contain a range of diagnoses from hand, foot and mouth, to poison ivy, and now to COVID-19). Or even the health questions your mother-in-law thinks she has all the answers to. Even though they’re from raising a baby 30+ years ago. While it’s definitely useful to have “a village” helping you raise your child, health is far too important a topic right now to crowd-source or seek answers from non-experts. That’s when a pediatrician in your pocket comes in really handy…

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