What you need to know the view the solar eclipse safely


On Monday, August 21, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years. Here in Louisiana, we’ll get about a 75 percent partial view of the moon blocking the sun. Even though part of the sun will be obscured, that doesn’t mean it’s safe to look directly at the eclipse. Here’s what […]

3 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Digestive System


We are full of bacteria — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Did you know our bodies actually use bacteria in our intestines for digestion and to process food into energy? In fact, these bacteria are essential for a healthy digestive system. New research suggests that a healthy digestive system, with diverse bacteria, may […]

Increased Depression Risk with Aging


As we get older, we face an increasing number of challenges. Friends, relatives and spouses pass away; retirement may force us to find new purpose in life; we experience more medical issues—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The stress that is generated from all these major life events can further compound into something […]

5 Things You May Not Know About Shingles


Shingles can be a serious problem for seniors, and the illness is much more common than most people think. About half of all cases of shingles occur in men and women 60 years of age or older. So what is shingles? Shingles causes a painful, blistering skin rash that most commonly occurs in a single […]

It’s Been a Summer of Amazing!


Our 2017 Summer of Amazing has come to an end, but it was an incredible few weeks of fun, games and health information! Each week at Mommy & Me (and Daddy too!) we dug into specific healthy topics like education, nutrition and exercise, and learned some fun facts about being active and healthy. Then, at […]