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August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

This annual observance is held each August to spotlight and educate people of all ages on the importance of vaccinations. While some may debate the merits of immunization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains that vaccines can help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Vaccines are’t just for children, either.  The CDC…

Stylish Reader Glasses: They Are A Thing

Reading glasses-or “cheaters” as they are often referred to-have come a long way from those dangling-from-a-chain-around-your-neck professor looking spectacles. Once considered nerdy and geeky, readers now come in all sorts of hip styles and colors like high-end designer eye-wear and they’ve caught the eye-pun intended-of both young and young at heart. According to a recent…

Climate Change, Cost, Convenience Fuel Switch From Burial To Cremation

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. For many, planning a funeral often compounds the grieving process because there are so many arrangements to make in a short amount of time. The biggest—and most final—decision is whether to have a traditional burial or direct cremation. Cremation is increasingly gaining in popularity in the United States. …

Is Acupuncture The New Wave Of Healthcare?

Acupuncture is a system of integrative medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles. It’s not as spooky as it sounds. It’s actually an ancient Chinese tradition and practice that’s been around for almost 2,500 years. Now, acupuncture is finally gaining mainstream recognition and being utilized within the western healthcare industry. President Nixon’s…

Beating The Post Holiday Blues

‘Tis the season to be jolly. That’s what the old Christmas song says anyway. But once those pretty presents are unwrapped, the festive parties are a memory and the hustle and bustle of the season winds down, many people are left singing the blues. According to the American Psychological Association (APA) the post-holiday blues are indeed a…

Time To Get Your Car Ready For Winter

Car safety is important, especially during the winter season when fog, rain, ice and snow can cause a variety of hazardous driving conditions. Before the winter weather turns frightful, make sure your vehicle can brave the harsh elements.  Now is the time to get your car in tip-top shape and road ready. According to the…