Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, especially children. They look forward to dressing up as their favorite character and loading their buckets with candy. While every parent should be checking their children’s candy for tampering when they return home from trick-or-treating, for parents of children with allergies, Halloween implies […]

Navigating Halloween with Allergies

sundowner's syndrome
Sundowner’s syndrome, also known as sundown syndrome or sundowning, is a condition that often accompanies dementia. The condition causes agitation, confusion, and increased activity during the nighttime. Paired with dementia, which causes memory loss, change in personality, and a decreased ability to reason through logic, Sundowner’s syndrome can pose a […]

Sundowner’s Syndrome

light therapy
The fall and winter seasons bring joy for a lot of people— holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas always come with widespread celebration and merriment. However, for others, the change of the seasons is accompanied by unwelcome difficulties, especially for those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type […]

Employing Light Therapy to Treat SAD

Expanding Medicaid Benefits American Healthcare In January 2014, 26 states within the U.S. elected to expand Medicaid eligibility guidelines. This now gives adults between 19-64 years of age with an annual income equaling up to 138% of the federal poverty line (FPL) the option to apply for Medicaid services. From […]

Benefits of Expanding Medicaid

broken heart
Having gone through a heartbreak or two, I can tell you that it feels like your heart is giving out. Although it may seem melodramatic, circumstances of extreme emotional distress can manifest physically by making alterations to the heart. This phenomenon is called Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, also known as Broken Heart […]

Can you die from a broken heart?

Diabetes presents many potential complications to eye health.
Diabetes Complications I think we can all agree that no one walks around wishing that they had diabetes. We all know about the constant finger pricking and the need for insulin to keep blood glucose levels stay in check, but how many of us really understand the world of complications […]

Can Diabetes Cause Blindness?

community design
Most people believe that their health is affected solely by their genetics and healthcare. However, your health can be influenced by so many things− one being the environment in which you live. Community design can have a substantial impact on your overall health. What are healthy cities? The term “healthy […]

Community Design and Health

Life Insurance Awareness Month
Welcome the Season with Life Insurance Awareness Month September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, also known as LIAM! LIAM is a nationwide campaign that was coordinated by Life Happens in 2004. The campaign is meant to inform the public about the importance of obtaining the appropriate type and amount of […]

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month