As parents, we’re always concerned about the health and well-being of our children. For the majority of us, many children avoid serious ailments as they grow up. A national health survey from 2018 found 86% of children ages 5-11 had excellent or very good health.
But it’s hard to protect our children from everything. No matter the guidance or precautions, there are still times when a simple fall can lead to a bacterial infection or a play date with a friend could lead to the stomach flu. Then there are more serious, yet common, ailments like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
These instances may lead to a doctor’s office visit and, in turn, result in a trip to the pharmacy for prescription medications. These medications add up, as Americans dole out $1,200 a year on pharmaceutical spending.
In the past, we’ve discussed teaching your child to take their medications. Below, we’ll tackle some of the common children’s medications and how you can use your Community Cares Rx prescription discount card, instead of health insurance, to find cheaper alternatives at pharmacies across the country. Here’s a basic understanding of how prescription discount cards work and how they can help you save up to 20% off brand name prescriptions and up to 70% off generic medications. More...
The thought of bacteria in our bodies can be unnerving, mainly because we associate this with germs and illnesses that can cause us headaches — both literally and figuratively.
But, what about good bacteria?
Yes, there is such a thing. They live in our gut and help with our overall health. Chew on this for a minute — 100 trillion microorganisms (made up of more than 500 different species) live in our bowels, according to Harvard Health. Many of these microorganisms serve a purpose, aiding in proper digestion, nutrient absorption, and immune health.
Back in the 1990s, research and various studies found ways probiotic therapy could help with gastrointestinal health. As the general public learned more about gut health, terms like probiotics and prebiotics became more mainstream. We’ll explain what they are, the health benefits associated with them, and how you can incorporate them into your daily routine. More...