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

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?

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

back pain
If you have ever suffered from a back injury, you know that the smallest of movements have the potential to cause you intense discomfort. With a tweaked back, everyday activities like getting comfortable on the couch, sitting up in your chair, entering and exiting your car, walking to and from […]

When Your Back Pain Becomes Too Serious

palliative care hospice care
Palliative and hospice care are both forms of treatment that can provide comfort to those suffering from advanced illness. However, the overall goal of treatment sets them apart. Hospice care becomes a treatment option when the patient is unable to recover from their illness. It has no curative intent. On […]

Palliative and Hospice Care: What’s the Difference?

good and bad debt
Most of us have been taught that we should always avoid debt. However, there are some forms of debt that can actually help us in the long run. Understanding the difference between good and bad debt is vital to making important financial decisions and bettering your chances of future stability. […]

Good and Bad Debt

Ginger has become a staple ingredient in most kitchens. But before you write off ginger as a common kitchen spice, be sure to look into its science-backed healing properties. What is ginger? Ginger is a tropical plant that was originally from Southwest Asia. The plant can grow up to 3 […]

Ginger: An Overview of the Root