Electric bikes, or E bikes, are a car alternative. E bikes mix the exercise of biking with the distance-covering efficiency of a car. Electric bikes still operate by pedaling, but electronic assistance propels the rider to consistent high speeds. You may be considering switching to an E bike from a car. You may also be […]
Summer is all about fun in the sun, but too much time in the light can be dangerous. July is UV Safety Awareness Month—a time to learn about the steps we can take to protect ourselves from harmful sun exposure.
Covid-19 has taken a significant toll on people in 2020. While many communities stay relatively unaffected, some communities have received the full force of this pandemic. If you're wondering where you can make a difference and help out here are 9 ways you can help out during Covid-19. 1.) Support Frontline Workers & Medical Staff […]
All non-essential business have shut down around the country and without much to do we are all coming up with new ways to spend our time. Here’s a list of how to stay busy and have fun while you’re in quarantine. 1.) Make Some Money! Check out this article on making money during COVID-19. 2.) […]
February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and it’s easy to participate by learning about cancer prevention and helping to inform others about diet, lifestyle, and other factors that may contribute to cancer. Many lifestyle choices and risk factors can affect your cancer risk, and Cancer Prevention Month is a time to remind people that cancer can happen to anyone at any time throughout their lives.
April 7 is World Health Day! This year the theme of World Health Day is “Health for All” and we can all do a little something to be healthier in our everyday lives! Staying healthy is a great way to stay positive, motivated and inspired! If you’re wondering how to spend your World Health Day this […]
Today is Family Health And Fitness Day. Park your car and have some fitness fun with your family! In today’s world we can get from point A to point B within a few minutes, without even thinking of walking or riding a bike to places. Here are some great activities to enjoy with the family: […]
Make-A-Wish Missouri is bringing the first Bubble Ball to Kansas City, Kan. to benefit local kids facing critical illnesses. This signature evening wish event will feature live music, wish kids, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and much more! Plus, the main event is an art gallery and runway show created by local companies featuring bubble wrap! To […]
If you are having a hard time trying to find the best way to get your steps in, there is a fun and charitable way to get your steps in. Make-A-Wish Sand Diego has three events coming up to get you up and moving: Walk For Wishes 4/22, Amazing Race For Children’s Wishes 5/7, and the Trailblaze Challenge 5/19-5/21.
February is Cancer Prevention Month. Several studies over the years have helped to shed light on some of cancer’s most common causes. To best help observe this Cancer Prevention Month, read on to find out some of the best ways to reduce your risk of cancer.
Each year the National Birth Defects Prevention Network comes up with a theme. The theme for 2017 is “Prevent to Protect: Prevent Infections For Baby’s Protection.” Not all birth defects can be prevented because some are hereditary or happen for no reason. When women are more knowledgeable of the things that can occur during pregnancy and how they can prevent infection, it reduces the chance of having a baby with a birth defect.
Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease, but not as many people are aware of it. Up to 30 million Americans suffer from a thyroid condition and more than half of these people's condition is undiagnosed. It's also important to know that getting older is one of the main risk factors for thyroid conditions, but children can develop thyroid health problems as well.
Fall holidays can take a toll on healthy eating, and cooler weather makes us want to stay indoors more often. Keeping your family healthy and active through the fall and winter is often a challenge. Luckily there are countless ways to get kids off the couch and have fun moving around at home.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Most of us are aware that tobacco use is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, but there are several other risk factors you can have more control over as well. This November, learn more about the top three ways you can reduce your lung cancer risk.
With the new school year in full swing, now is the perfect time to look at one of the most widespread health problems children are facing today. Childhood obesity now affects more than 16.9 percent of children and adolescents ages 2 to 9. Overall, nearly one-third of American children are overweight or obese.
August is National Immunization Month. This is a great time to talk with your doctor and make sure that you’re up to date with your immunizations. The thought of getting shots can be freighting. However, when you learn about the life-threating diseases that can happen without them, that small prick doesn’t seem so bad. There are four categories that you or your children might fall in to, birth to age six, preteens and teens, adult, and pregnant woman. Each of these four categories has different recommended immunizations.
Sarcoma is rare in adults, accounting for roughly 1% of all adult cancers; however it is more common in children--15 percent of all childhood cancers. This form of cancer is tumors that are found in the connective or supportive tissues in the body and also in the bones. Read more to learn about the risk factors, symptoms and treatment.
A lot of negativity tends to surround the word "cancer," but National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) offers a more positive message. June 5, 2016 is set aside as the day to celebrate survivors, inspire those who were recently diagnosed, support families and bring the community together.