Dealing With the Medical Establishment

It can be challenging and frustrating trying to deal with the medical establishment. It's not the fault of individual doctors, but rather of the system as a whole. If you want to get the best care, it's important to understand that system, and how to navigate it. Get a sense of where we're at, how we got here, and what you can do from here.

Can Water Help You Lose Weight?

You may have heard that you can lose weight by simply drinking water. But what does science really tell us about the efficacy of this claim. Can drinking water really help you lose weight? Grab a drink and dig in the surprising information. 

Is Down Syndrome Genetic? - Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Is Down Syndrome genetic is one of the most common questions asked when a family first discovers they are going to have a little one with this genetic condition. Let's explore what current research shows in terms of the heredity of the Syndrome, what causes it, and what can be done about it.

I Used to Love Vick's

I used to love Vick's, the smell that would tingle a little bit, and would instantly open your clogged nose. I later found out there is stuff in this product that makes it less than desirable for actually supporting your health. I also found what it was in the rub that I really liked, and the original source, which does support your health. Check out what I discovered and better alternatives to this over the counter products.

When the Unexpected Visits Your Family

What happens when your family unexpectedly receive news that someone has a debilitating or possibly fatal condition?  It doesn't matter whether this is news of a birth defect or genetic condition as an infant, a life-threatening accident as a child, or cancer anywhere during a loved ones life. The impacts are profound, and change how you experience life from that moment forward. That moment has happened in our nuclear family twice in the last 4 years. Here's what we've learned.
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