• Psychology

    Children’s Health

    Children in the States – NEW JERSEY “Although the majority of New Jersey’s children have access to health coverage, that does not guarantee enrollment in coverage, which can jeopardize their education and their future. In 2013, 89.2 percent of eligible children participated in NJ FamilyCare or FamilyCare, New Jersey’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In FY2013, a total of 662,198 New Jersey children ages 0 -18 were enrolled in NJ FamilyCare, and 206,761 in FamilyCare. More than 112,000 New Jersey children ages 0 -17 (5.6 percent) were uninsured in 2013. The state had the 21 st lowest rate of uninsured children among states.” Bronfenbrenner believed that a person’s development is…

  • Healthy Food

    Nutritious Diet When Traveling

    A Nutritional Diet while Traveling Sticking to a nutritious diet while traveling can be one of the more difficult things to do. However, if you learn how to make smart choices, a healthy diet is really not that difficult. It’s probably not the best time in which to start a healthy diet, but if you are currently making healthy choices in your foods already, modifying your diet slightly to accommodate travel, is not as difficult as it first may seem. If you are traveling by airplane, your diet may have to include airplane food, which can often be of poor nutritional value, depending on the selection. When you book your…

  • Healthy Food

    Healthy Food

    Good Healthy Food When people envision healthy food, they most likely picture whole grain pasta or a serving of broccoli. However, many would be surprised at the nutritional content and health benefits of some of their favorite foods. In a world where the definition of ‘healthy diet’ changes on a daily basis, and where there is an endless list of rules to follow regarding food, it helps to remember a few simple ideas. A healthy food is any food that contains sufficient calories and nutrients to stay alive and healthy. The following is a breakdown of four, surprisingly super foods that can be used and enjoyed by almost anyone. The…

  • Healthy Food

    Grow Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

    Seven reasons to grow your own organic vegetable garden During the last decades there has been a change towards mechanization and homogenization of farming, which uses pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and mass-production techniques. All this is clearly affecting mankind’s health, and new diseases are spreading rapidly among humans and animals (bird’s flu being the most recent one). The World Health Organization produces reports to show how the use of chemicals and other products on food, coupled with the manufacturing processes involved, are actually a threat for our health. If you have space for a few pots or even a small piece of land, it is a wise decision to…

  • Anatomy

    Calf Muscles and Charlie Horse Cramps

    The muscular system can be broken down into three types of muscles: skeletal, smooth and cardiac. Skeletal muscles are the only voluntary muscle tissue in the human body and control every action that a person consciously performs. As the muscular system impacts so many of the functions necessary to sustain life, any muscle disorder can cause health problems, ranging from minor to severe. Not only do muscular disorders affect mobility, but can result in many other functional abnormalities, such as the inability to breath, swallow or speak. Causes of muscle disorders include injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis, a genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy,…