Tips for Healthy Families
Tips for Foreign Travel
If you are traveling outside of the U.S., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on necessary vaccines, health alerts and travel tips specific to different countries around the globe at cdc.gov/travel.
Cyber Safety for Teens
The Mayo Clinic offers these suggestions for parents of teens who are concerned about their adolescent's cyber safety:
- Get to know the technology your teen is using and the websites he or she visits.
- Keep the computer in a common area in your home.
- Encourage your teen to talk to a parent or trusted adult if an interaction or message makes him or her uncomfortable.
- Remind your teen to practice these basic safety rules:
Don't share personal information online.
Don't share passwords.
Don't get together with someone you meet online.
Don't use texts or other tools to gossip, bully or damage someone's reputation.
Don't text or chat on the phone while driving.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Four Reminders for Women's Health
As we celebrate mothers this month on Mother's Day and during Women's Health Week that follows, remember that good health contributes to the ability to be a good mom. If you or the mothers in your life are due for a check-up, May is a great month to schedule one. Here are some suggestions to help keep good health in mind all year long:
- Eat healthy.
- Be active. (Join our Fit Family Challenge at carolinaparent.com/fitfamilychallenge.)
- Manage stress.
- Get regular check-ups.
10 Places to Visit for a Healthier You
- Big Island, Hawaii
- New York City
- San Diego, Calif.
- Santa Fe, N.M.
- Steamboat Springs, Colo.
- Madison, Wis.
- Austin, Texas
- Sedona, Ariz.
- Seattle, Wash.
- Bar Harbor, Maine
By the Numbers:
1.6 million: The number of live births to unmarried women in the U.S. in 2012.
18.5: Percentage of men in the U.S. without health insurance coverage
Katherine Kopp is a freelance writer and editor in Chapel Hill.