Keeping an Eye on Your Vision

May 4, 2017 — It’s a common sight everywhere: baby boomers straining to read menus and newspapers. While this may be a normal part of aging, other more serious eye diseases often occur as we age; many without noticeable symptoms. Make sure to talk to your eye doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms: Cloudy or blurry... Read More

On Memorial Day, May 29, Take the Time to Remember

May 4, 2017 — Memorial Day, which was formally known as Decoration Day, is annually observed every last Monday of May. Memorial Day commemorates all military men and women who died in combat defending our country. It is also the day where people who served the country are remembered, including those currently in the armed forces, surviving veterans, and... Read More

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May 4, 2017 — What Is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in contact with the walls of the arteries. It is registered as two numbers: pressure as the heart beats (the systolic pressure) and pressure as the heart relaxes between beats (the diastolic pressure). The measurement is expressed with systolic number over the diastolic number.... Read More

Celebrating Our Mothers on Sunday, May 14

May 4, 2017 — Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family (whether it is a biological mother, surrogate, foster, aunt, cousin, neighbor, nana, or grandmother), as well as motherhood. It is celebrated in many parts of the world on the second Sunday of May. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States... Read More

Cinco de Mayo

May 4, 2017 — The celebration of Cinco de Mayo, which is the Spanish term for the “fifth of May,” is commemorated in the United States and throughout Mexico. In Mexico, the holiday commemorates the victory over French invaders during the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862. The U.S. observes the occasion to honor Mexican culture... Read More

Pursuit of Happiness: Six Keys To Finding True Happiness

April 5, 2017 — The pursuit of happiness is one of the basic elements of human existence—we want to be happy. So why are so many people unhappy? It could be because they are missing one of the six keys to happiness. The most important key to your personal happiness is determining that you will be happy. For many... Read More

The Benefits of Laughter

April 5, 2017 — Is it a funny coincidence that April is both National Humor Month and Stress Awareness Month? Perhaps, but like the old phrase states, “laughter is the best medicine,” and it’s true. Laughter has many positive health benefits, which can counteract the negative affects of stress. Laughter increases the functioning of the immune system, helping the... Read More

April is Stress Awareness Month

April 5, 2017 — Learning to cope with stress is important for all of us. Here are a few ways to deal with the stress that you might be experiencing. Try giving whatever is bothering you a number on a scale from one to ten, where one is a minor bump and ten is the “end of the world.”... Read More

Easter Crafts

April 5, 2017 — It’s time to think about bunnies, eggs, flowers, chicken salad, and… Easter, of course! Easter crafts are a wonderful tradition. The most classic Easter craft is, of course, decorating Easter eggs. The easiest thing to do is to use food coloring and water to decorate your eggs. Although this is not the most sophisticated Easter... Read More

March is National Nutrition Month

March 6, 2017 — The simple step to understanding nutrition is to know the major nutrition groups: fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Protein helps you build muscle, carbohydrates give you energy for working out, and fats – in moderation – are necessary for injury repair. About a third of your daily calories should come from protein, about half from carbohydrates,... Read More