Those Who Help, Help a Lot

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, autism, or autism spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder that appears in the rst three years of life and affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills.

Protecting Your Health

Traveling doesn’t need to be off limits because you have heart disease or are a caretaker of someone who has had a cardiac event like heart attack or stroke. A few precautions can help make your trip a smooth one.

Your Guide to Yearly Checkups

No one wants to go to the doctor more than necessary—it’s getting expensive! But regular health exams and tests can help find problems early—when the chances for treatment and cure are much better. Which exams and screenings you may need…

A Look at Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no…

Winter Fitness

Without a gym membership, some feel lost when it comes to staying in shape through the winter. With a little creativity and basic equipment, it’s not hard, and can even be fun, to stay in shape all winter long. Here are some ideas to keep…

Passion is Service

It’s easy to forget that, when one family member begins to need help due to age, illness or recovery from surgery, the whole family shares that burden. Today, with family members struggling to make a living and some scattered coast to…

Brighten Up Cooler Days

For so many of us the fall and winter seasons bring low spirits as the days get shorter. Many experience changes in moods and behavior, feelings of exhaustion, and most of all depression from the change in sunlight. As daylight starts to…

How to Beat Holiday Stress

After years of excitement and drama, exhaustion and post-holiday let-downs, my fondest memory of a Thanksgiving Day was in 1998. Zazu, the cat, and I spent the day on the sofa, reading a great novel. We ate a key lime pie and drank Diet Dr.…

Concussions & Your Child

A concussion is a brain injury that happens when a blow to the head shakes the brain inside the skull. It results in a neurometabolic cascade that changes behavior. It can cause headache, slurred speech, confusion, dizziness, and prolonged…