That gorgeous glow

That gorgeous glow

Have you ever watched a baby look at herself in the mirror?  Watch closely next time as she joyfully examines the beauty of her eyes, her nose, her mouth, her hair, her hands—and becomes downright entranced by the reflection staring back at her.  Watch her smile broaden and her face… Read more...
Pathways to Parenthood

Pathways to Parenthood

Just a few decades ago, expanding a family through adoption was a relative rarity, and turning to fertility experts for help was considered an extreme solution—but not today. No longer is there one common or acceptable way to build a family. Rather, there are numerous alternatives out there for would-be… Read more...
Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine

When a child receives a cancer diagnosis, he’s no longer just a kid. He’s a kid with cancer. Suddenly, he’s different from everyone else, and he probably doesn’t know anyone who’s going through the same frightening experience. It can be a very isolating and traumatic time. But thanks to Camp… Read more...
The power of pets

The power of pets

There are many reasons why a dog is man’s best friend. Our beloved four-legged companions are loyal, trusting and affectionate. They can make us smile with a simple wag of the tail or a spirited lick on the face. But there’s more. It turns out that your precious pooch can… Read more...
A clear view

A clear view

When you enter your 40s, certain standard health topics undoubtedly will come to the forefront of your daily conversations: your blood pressure, cholesterol levels and breast or prostate health. But there’s one topic that you just might turn a blind eye to without realizing how important it actually is—your vision.… Read more...
My Best Self: “Souper” Jenny Levison

My Best Self: “Souper” Jenny Levison

Jenny Levison worked her way around the world in many restaurant kitchens, learning by doing, although she never had any professional culinary training. She now has been in business in Atlanta as Souper Jenny for 10 years. Souper Jenny changes her menu daily according to what is fresh in the… Read more...
City of Refuge

City of Refuge

Statistically speaking, Atlanta’s 30314 ZIP code is No. 1 in the city and state in many regards. Unfortunately, almost all of those statistics are negative. This inner-city section of Fulton County has the lowest median household income rates and the highest rates of homelessness, poverty, high school dropouts, single-parent households,… Read more...
My Best Self: Gin Miller

My Best Self: Gin Miller

Atlantan Gin Miller, 53, created the Step Training fitness phenomenon in the late ‘80s, and her concepts and creativity laid the foundation for “step aerobics,” earning her the worldwide reputation as a preeminent fitness program creator and exercise professional. It all happened because she injured her knee doing high-impact aerobics.… Read more...
A real head case

A real head case

When you’re struck with a migraine, it can feel like no one understands the pain you’re going through. It can feel like you’re the only one experiencing it. But according to the National Headache Foundation (NHF), more than 29.5 million people suffer from recurrent migraine headaches. “Migraines occur in approximately… Read more...
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

When your child is ill or dealing with a medical challenge, the last thing you want to worry about is the financial aspect of his or her treatment. Of course, if you have good-quality health benefits, then you won’t even have to give it a second thought, right? Unfortunately, that’s… Read more...