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 ›

Your calendar says it’s time for the yearly trek to the pediatrician. You might be tempted to reschedule, especially with everything going on these days. But before you call to shift that appointment to another date, know that these annual checkups are important.  In fact, well visits are an essential health benefit under the Affordable… Continue Reading ›

Hurricane-level tantrums at the grocery store. Total meltdowns over the wrong cereal bowl color. Wrestling with siblings. Intentional swipes at the family pet. Normal kid stuff, right? Most likely. But what happens when your kiddo doesn’t outgrow his terrible twos or the “threenager” phase of early childhood?  Is your child’s willful disobedience really willful, or… Continue Reading ›

Last year, we published an article comparing medicine and healthcare in colonial America to the healthcare system of today in honor of July 4th.  It’s probably a no-brainer that medicine in the 21st century looks completely different from what it did at the dawn of the American Revolution. Today, we have effective treatments, standards in… Continue Reading ›

In the early days of the COVID19 pandemic, you might have heard that it wasn’t necessary to wear a mask. Health experts told people to save masks for medical professionals, fearing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for people who needed it most. We even repeated that advice in our own coronavirus updates on… Continue Reading ›

Don’t panic. Easier said than done, right? Over the last six weeks, the country has jumped from casually aware of the novel coronavirus in China to a state of barely suppressed panic. Even in towns without any active cases of COVID-19, grocery store shelves sit empty, ransacked by the frenzied masses trying to stock up… Continue Reading ›

In 1988, an award-winning movie starring Dustin Hoffman made the American people aware of autism, but it also created one of the biggest myths surrounding the condition. Rain Man was the story of an autistic savant, a man who struggled with the limits of autistic behaviors while having a genius’s ability to calculate numbers. Only… Continue Reading ›

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) completely changed the way Americans could buy health insurance. The ACA was created to try and guarantee affordable health insurance for every American, but the numbers show that the reality of the ACA is heading in a very different direction. In 2017, the average individual paid $393.00 per month for… Continue Reading ›