More than 2.3 million people around the world have multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers believe this includes at least 1 million American adults. If you know someone with MS, then you might know the signs and symptoms, or at least understand a bit of what this disease can do to the people you love. If not,… Continue Reading ›

As the country settles into year two of pandemic living, you’re probably anxious to get back to life in the Before Times. Understandable. Most people have hit an emotional wall — or several — over the course of the last year.  And thanks to vaccines, we’re edging ever closer to what we consider “normal” existence. … Continue Reading ›

Going to the dentist isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, one survey from 2018 found that over 60% of people are afraid to sit in that infamous chair. So it probably comes as no surprise that your little ones might be, shall we say, a tad hesitant for their semi-annual checkup as well.  Over… Continue Reading ›

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 ›