"School is not the babysitting club. Not only are others at risk but your own child needs you to cuddle them, to love them, to care for them."
Beauty queen Victoria Graham, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, proudly shows her surgery scars. Victoria Graham is much more than just a pretty face. The 22-year-old Maryland college student, who was crowned Miss Frostburg in October (a local title associated with the Miss America Organization), is on a mission to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) — a rarely diagnosed genetic condition that affects connective tissue in the skin, joints, and blood vessels.
People say that back in the 16th and 17th centuries, bathing was considered an extravagance for the elite. This makes us smell like mint or chamomile or whatever flavour our shower gel is instead of sweat, yes, but it turns out it might not be that good for our health. Some researchers now believe that showering too much can damage something called the human microbiome, which is a collection of microbes, bacteria and viruses that live in and on our bodies.
This week, a mom shared a heartwrenching message to parents after her little daughter fell sick and was hospitalized with a respiratory infection. Three-year-old Chloe allegedly became ill after playing with her sick cousin over the holidays, and her mom, Laura, is pleading for parents to keep their sick kids at home to avoid spreading illnesses to other children. “This beautiful girl is Chloe,” the mom continued.