In the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. Even young children are feeling the weight, with 42 million overweight children under age 5, according to the World Health Organization.

Listen up, men. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. According to the American Cancer Society, 180,890 new cases of prostate cancer will be reported in the United States for 2016, and over 26,000 American men will die from the disease.

You might be familiar with well-child checkups to stay current on vaccinations, but young children aren’t the only ones who can benefit from vaccines. In addition to protecting children from illnesses like polio, measles and mumps, vaccines also prevent illness in adults.

Nearly one-fourth of the world’s children have some sort of problem with their eyes or vision. When discovered early, many common vision problems can be easily corrected. Yet the American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates 80 percent of preschoolers have not received vision screenings.

Welcome to summer, that wonderful time of year when the kids are out of school, vacations abound and many can enjoy a flexible schedule. Summer also brings high temperatures which require us to stay smart while keeping cool. Here are a few tips to help you avoid common summer missteps that c…

Summer and parks go together, and you don't have to travel far to enjoy either. There are many parks within an hour of Wenatchee — certainly too many to give a comprehensive rundown. Here is a starter list of places worth checking out.

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to highlight the importance of awareness, prevention and early detection of diseases for men and boys. Sometimes men need support and encouragement to make healthy choices. Here are five easy ways men can live healthy lives during Men’s Health Month and yea…

While Father's Day may not receive the hoopla surrounding Mother's Day, the third Sunday in June is a great time to strengthen family relationships with a fun activity. Celebrate this special relationship by planning something tailor made for him on Father’s Day 

"April showers bring May flowers," as the saying goes. Too often, April showers and May flowers bring nearly unbearable allergies and asthma for many. Experts say as many as 30 percent of adults suffer from some form of allergies, and about 1 in 12 have asthma. Although asthma and allergies …

It's almost Mother's Day, a time when we celebrate and recognize the importance of our mothers, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Although you do not have to spend money to show your mother you care, many of us use this day to shower our mothers w…

The weather is getting warmer and many people are thinking about the season defined by warm evenings, BBQ’s and plenty of delicious food and beverages. Despite popular belief, you don’t need to have an alcoholic drink in your hand to enjoy the summer weather. In fact, finding refreshing alte…

March is National Nutrition Month, which focuses on the importance of making informed food choices. In celebration, we highlight the benefits of the farm-to-table movement.

February is American Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the U.S. dies from a heart disease-related event every minute. Heart disease can affect an…

Brushing your kids teeth – it can be a chore. Teaching children good oral habits is important but can also be challenging. You may need extra motivation to get them hooked on hygiene.

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. In the 1940’s, the major cause of death among women in the United States was cervical cancer. While we’ve made great strides to cut the mortality rate by 60 percent, more than 4,000 women in the U.S. still die from cervical cancer every year, accor…

After a whirlwind holiday season, many welcome the new year with optimism as it symbolizes a fresh start. It’s appropriate to reflect on the year that has passed, and it’s from this retrospection and reevaluation that resolutions often arise. While many resolutions fall by the wayside, it’s …

It’s not a coincidence that National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 6 -12, 2015) falls during flu season. Here are 7 tips to help you stay healthy this flu season.

The holiday season is an exciting time, filled with family traditions passed down through the generations – pumpkin pie, football games, grandma’s knitted scarves. These types of traditions have a way of connecting us to the past, but starting new traditions is a great way to build memories …

Would it surprise you to learn that 1 in 4 Americans don’t know they have diabetes, according to American Diabetes Association? Even more staggering, 9 out of 10 people do not know they have pre-diabetes, which affects 86 million people. Learning that you have diabetes can be a shock, especi…

When you have a busy household, nutritious snacks and meals can fall by the wayside due to late nights at the office, soccer practice and math homework. However, there are plenty of statistics to back up the importance of a shared family meal.

Hiking is a family activity that offers mental and physical health benefits. In fact, hiking as a family helps to combat the daily distractions of living in a digital world, promotes positive thinking, provides opportunities to learn and engages children, according to USA Today. 

There are many reasons to hang onto your old jalopy: It’s paid off, you can’t afford a new one, it runs fine, bad credit might prevent you from buying a new car or the thought of high monthly payments terrifies you. However, when your vehicle tells you it’s about to die, buying another might…

You hesitantly hand your car keys to your newly licensed teenager, who excitedly grabs them and bounces out the door, ready to drive for the first time without supervision. It's intimidating for parents, especially because teen drivers account for more auto accidents than any other age group.

The start of a new school year means school shopping, haircuts, and early bedtimes. Most parents have a long list to complete before their student can return to the classroom.  One of the most important tasks is making sure your child is up to date with his or her immunizations.

Central Washington is great for fun, unique day trips. From the state's official waterfall to its famed Christmas village, there's a destination for everyone within an hour or two.

Cars appear in many movies, but sometimes they grab more attention than the actors behind the wheel. Here are five movies with cars as the stars and some fun facts you may not know.

Breastfeeding is as old as the human race, and while it should be intuitive, women everywhere often struggle and can find it overwhelming in the beginning.

Driving long distances on a family vacation could mean constant complaints from the back seat or a chance for fun and bonding. Here are 10 essentials for a successful road trip.

Most people look forward to taking a break from work for a much needed vacation but dread the journey to get there. Although road trips are entertaining for some, others find sitting in a car for long periods of time just plain boring.