Sitting in a conference room in the Indianapolis City-County Building on Monday morning, the family of Elijah Ellis looked toward television cameras and pleaded with the community for answers. “Come forward. Turn yourself in,” said Tomeika Ellis, the 20-year-old’s mother, her voice breaking. “What if it was you? What if it […]

Parents can help make toothbrushing a comfortable, enjoyable experience for children with special health care needs. (Image: AdobeStock) This is the first of a two-part series offering dental tips to the parents of children with special health care needs.   The texture of a toothbrush’s bristles can be enough to make […]

Oral health is an integral part of everyone’s overall health. However, daily management of good oral hygiene is not always easy or possible for everyone. Children, as well as older and the disabled, often are not capable of good dental hygiene. In these instances, caregivers are vital in maintaining oral […]

Credit: Getty As nutrition researchers, we are often asked to advise colleagues as well as members of the public on diet and exercise to promote good health. But do we always practise what we preach? We both face challenges to eating healthily. Like many of our peers, we often work […]

Making healthy food choices is important at any age, but as you get older, it becomes critical to keep up with how your body’s nutritional needs change. Nutrition becomes much more than just watching calories. During National Nutrition Month, Michelle Cole, R.D., LDN, CDE, the director of FirstHealth’s Diabetes & […]