This Saturday is the 11th annual Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) sponsored by the US Forest Service, the American Recreation Coalition, and many other federal and non-profit organizations.
These groups want to encourage families to get outdoors and use the many wonderful national and state parks our country offers, or any local mountains, hills, parks, lakes, streams or beaches that are near … read on
For more than five years, one of my best friends has been battling ovarian cancer. A fierce fighter (and fabulous friend), she has endured surgeries and several rounds of chemotherapy to keep this grim disease at bay. Her oncologist monitors her condition with the blood test CA-125.
Early last summer, her CA-125 began creeping up into the “let’s watch it but not get too excited—yet” territory. … read on
Melatonin is a hormone that our brain makes to help us get to sleep.
Before we messed up our natural sleep cycles with artificial lights, 24/7 exposure to TVs, computers and smart phones, and world-wide jet travel, darkness would signal our brains to release melatonin and put us to sleep. (That’s why you might feel sleepy in a dark theater when watching a movie or … read on