Reading Fun for Parents and Kids: A New Take on Peter Pan

(DGIwire) — Summer is a great time for kids to take a break from school, get outside and let their imaginations run wild, but it is also important that they continue to read in preparation for the coming school year. Good books for summer reading challenge young readers with new words and ideas, but also […]

Bulimia Nervosa: 4 Questions to Ask

(DGIwire) – At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S., according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Among the most prominent of these disorders is Bulimia Nervosa, which, ANAD notes, can originate from a combination of genetic, social and environmental […]

What Do These Addictions Possibly Have in Common?

(DGIwire) – Bulimia Nervosa, drug abuse, alcohol abuse: what, if anything, do these conditions have in common? Increasingly, researchers are coming to believe the answer may lie in how the brain’s reward center responds to food, opioids and alcohol. And some believe that learning more about what is going on inside the brains of those […]

Gargle Away That Irritated Throat and Clogged Sinuses

(DGIwire) – Winters can be tough on the ReviewLoft staff. On a recent day, at least half the folks in the office were coughing, sneezing or blowing noses. How lucky everyone was, then, when Gargle Away® Advanced Throat Care by Nature’s Jeannie showed up at the door! A “gargle party” was hastily organized in the […]

Substance Use Disorder and Bipolar Disorder: Potential Links

(DGIwire) – Teenagers suffering from bipolar disorder are especially at risk of developing later drug problems by the time they reach adulthood, according to research published in August 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. For the study, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a follow-up investigation of more than 100 teenagers diagnosed with bipolar […]

REVIEW: A Soccer Mom’s New Best Friend and the 2016 “It” Stocking Stuffer!

(DGIwire) — ReviewLoft was recently given a product to review that three staffers immediately saw three different uses for. “Wine!” cried the first staffer. “Sports!” cheered the second. “Listen to this neat popping sound this thing makes when you pull it apart!” said the third. No matter what the preferred use, no one could deny […]

7 Signs of a Substance Use Disorder

(DGIwire) – What is substance abuse disorder? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) uses this term to combine substance abuse and substance dependence into a single category. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), substance abuse disorders occur when the recurrent use of drugs and/or alcohol causes clinically and functionally […]

Indigo Children

(DGIwire) — Are you the parent of an overly sensitive child? A child who is hypersensitive to food, light, touch, sounds, and just about everything you can think of? A child who is hyperactive, labeled as learning disabled or perhaps autistic? Does your child talk to invisible friends or have intuitive insights that are characteristic […]

In the Year of the Cupcake, All Cupcakes Are Not Created Equal

(DGIwire) — Cupcakes are enjoying a popularity that ten years ago, no one could possibly have predicted. If you had told someone in 2006, that they were going to attend a wedding with cupcakes in lieu of a wedding cake, no one would have believed it. Or even a wedding cake made out of cupcakes. […]

Checking-In: Hospital or Hotel?

(DGIwire) — A recent Deloitte Study found that hospitals with better patient-reported experience perform better financially. In fact, the study found that hospitals with “excellent” Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient ratings between 2008 and 2014 had a net margin of 4.7 percent, on average, as compared to just 1.8 percent […]

A Children’s Toy That Doesn’t Add to the House Clutter

(DGIwire) — Everybody wants a clutter-free home. But what some might not realize is that a tidy house or apartment has benefits that stretch far beyond aesthetics and organization. According to a professional organizer quoted by WebMD, clutter is bad for our physical and mental health. Too much clutter can be a fire hazard. Dust, mold […]

College Dorm Set Up 101: There Will Just Never Be Enough Outlets

(DGIwire) — Your oldest child is off to college. You’ve read the list of recommended purchases provided by the school. You’ve downloaded more lists online. You even took more lists from the four different stores where you shopped with your original lists, just to make sure your sweet firstborn doesn’t go without. Here’s something that […]

A Smarter Way to Go Grocery Shopping

(DGIwire) — It happens to everyone: overspending at the grocery store. With groceries being a large expense for consumers—let’s face it, people all have to eat at least three times a day—it’s shocking to see the lack of organization of shoppers when buying food. Members of the ReviewLoft team went undercover at grocery stores nationwide […]

Show Your Appreciation: Pre-Push and Push Presents for Mom!

(DGIwire) – Push presents are more popular than ever—but what about pre-push presents for mom? Pregnancy isn’t all glowing skin and fuller hair. In fact, according to WebMD, many women experience a handful of negative side effects including nausea, vomiting, hemorrhoids, backaches, stretch marks and more. Dads all over are giving moms gifts to commemorate […]

5 Items to Pack in the Hospital Bag Just for Mom

(DGIwire) — “Honey…it’s time!” When this phrase is uttered, the first thing all expecting parents reach for is the hospital bag that’s most likely been packed and ready to go for weeks. For many soon-to-be mothers, the hospital bag will include items such as smartphones or tablets, chargers, baby clothes, important documents, a toothbrush and […]

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