Parenting | Hearing Aids | Childhood Obesity


July 22, 2020

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Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs, but these challenging times may make parenting more…challenging. Being sensitive and responsive to your kids needs can help you build positive, healthy relationships together. If you’re a parent, you probably get plenty of suggestions on how to raise your child. The truth is there is more than one «right» way to be a good parent. Keeping these things in mind may help.

What is HPV?

HPV stands for human papillomaviruses. They are a group of more than 200 types of related viruses that can cause warts on different parts of your body. About 40 of those types affect the genitals and are spread through sexual contact with an infected partner. There are two categories of sexually-transmitted HPV:

  • Low-risk HPV can cause genital warts
  • High-risk HPV can cause various cancers in men and women

Most HPV infections go away on their own and don’t cause cancer, but sometimes the infections last longer. Learn more about HPV and the vaccines available for prevention.


Bruxism is when you grind your teeth (slide your teeth back and forth over each other). It can happen during the day or night. Grinding your teeth puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw which may lead to pain and discomfort. It can also wear down your teeth. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for bruxism.

Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity can lead to health complications as an adult. Help your kids reduce their risk of childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating habits and a more active lifestyle:

  • Eat a nutritious breakfast every day
  • Avoid using food as a reward or a “boredom buster”
  • Get 60 minutes of daily physical activity
  • Set a healthy example and follow the same advice you give your child

MedlinePlus has resources to help you and your family create healthy habits.

Hearing Aids and Listening Devices

Hearing aids and other assisted listening devices can improve your ability to communicate. These devices can help reduce stress for you, and those around you, and improve your quality of life. Find out more about the available options, how they work, and which one might be best for you.

Asian Rice

Make this versatile Asian Rice recipe with chicken, pork, or tofu. Try substituting with brown rice to add whole grains.