Your veins hold a treasure that could mean the difference between life and death for another person. It may sound dramatic, but it’s true. Blood donation saves lives. Still, many potential donors are reluctant to participate. Perhaps you, too, are confused about the process or have been misinformed by well-meaning acquaintances. The truth about blood… Continue Reading ›

The last year has been tumultuous for a variety of reasons, chief among them a global pandemic. All eyes are now on the White House and its incoming administration as we face a second year of the novel coronavirus outbreak. With certification complete, Joe Biden will become the nation’s 46th president on January 20th. But… Continue Reading ›

Christmas is a season filled with familiar traditions. Whether your holiday routines involve baking Great-Grandma’s cookie recipe, moving an elf from one room to another or caroling throughout your neighborhood, there can be great comfort in knowing what to expect from one year to the next. Still, it’s good to break out of your routines… Continue Reading ›

You’ve no doubt seen the stickers flooding your social media feeds over the last few weeks. As more and more of your peers — and parents, coworkers, mentors and favorite celebrities — cast their votes in the 2020 election, you may feel inspired by civic duty or disgusted by the options waiting for you on… Continue Reading ›

It’s been a weird year for healthcare — and that’s putting it mildly. Understandably, the global health crisis took over health headlines in early spring and hasn’t let up.  Other pressing healthcare topics — like prescription drug prices, legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act, surprise medical billing and even the opioid crisis — got… Continue Reading ›

From the pandemic to protests to wildfires, the events of this year have brought people together but also highlighted deep divides throughout the country. It’s more important than ever to make your voice heard. And voting is the best way to do it. As the virus rages across the nation, though, your standard voting practices… Continue Reading ›

It’s the spookiest time of the year, and coronavirus concerns are putting an even scarier twist on Halloween 2020. Your mind might be racing with worries that trick-or-treating and Halloween parties will infect your family or set off a fresh spike in your town. You’re right to be concerned about viral spread from holiday celebrations,… Continue Reading ›

Content warning:  The following blog post discusses military suicide. Its purpose is to inform. If you or a loved one needs help, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or visit the website to chat with a crisis worker 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The post continues now. Suicide claims… Continue Reading ›

Car seats help protect your most precious cargo. You might find it a hassle to strap in a wriggling toddler every time you head out to the park, but it’s worth the effort. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are up to 82% safer in a car seat than with just seat… Continue Reading ›

The scourge of summer parties and otherwise pleasant hikes through the woods, mosquitoes make being outside in the warmer months even more of a challenge. And that’s putting it lightly. If mosquitoes only caused minor, irritating rashes, then we might be able to handle them a little better. Unfortunately, these pesky critters can cause a… Continue Reading ›