Last week my newly minted high school freshman daughter began marching band camp. This camp is rigorous and starts at 8 in the morning and goes until 4 in the afternoon. The kids carry instruments, march and play, all while holding a precise posture and wearing summer clothes. So I talked to my daughter about the signs of heat exhaustion before the week began. I can't imagine how the football players, all layered in their gear while working out
I get a lot of questions about "growing pains," so I thought I would set the record straight. Growing pains have nothing to do with active growth of bones! Who knew?!
Growing pains are actually muscle spasms or aches that typically occur often at night and for no apparent rhyme or reason. Some kids who have had a particularly active day may experience these pains at night but not with every active day. Some kids never have them and others
I remember my first real period. I was a junior in high school and the last person on earth to get it, or so I thought, and was thrilled to have finally joined the ranks of womankind. By then, I had seen my friends go through the first couple of years (at least) of theirs and knew being a bit irregular at first was normal and it seemed almost nobody had cramps the first few months.
After a year or so, I started having crippling cramps. Not