Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Try these healthy alternatives.

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.  While not widely celebrated in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage here in the United States. If you are looking for a [Continue Reading]

When a stroke strikes, do you know where to go?

When Marshall Handy had his first stroke in 2007, he did not receive care from a certified Primary Stroke Center. What he received was an injection, discharge papers and the challenge of teaching himself to walk and write again. Fast forward to 2017 when Handy had his second, more severe, stroke at age 67. This [Continue Reading]

“He saved my leg from amputation.”

Karen Adair is thankful for the small things: like being able to walk and wear shoes. She didn’t know if either of those ordinary activities would ever be possible again after developing a pain in her foot that kept her from walking, coupled with a bypass surgery on  her leg  that never healed. “We never [Continue Reading]

Parents: Do you know the warning signs of suicide?

There has been a lot of talk about the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” in which a teen girl leaves behind pre-taped messages for her classmates explaining what led her to take her own life. Her devastated parents are left to piece together why the tragedy happened and how they could have stopped it. [Continue Reading]

“Why is my baby crying so much? Is it normal? What can I do about it?”

It’s a rite of passage for all new parents – the baby starts wailing in the middle of the night and no amount of rocking, shushing or soothing seems to help. For decades, these unexplained crying spells were thought to be symptoms of colic or perhaps simply the product of a sour disposition. But new [Continue Reading]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Do you know the signs to look for in your child?

The American Academy of Pediatrics defines Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a group of related developmental disabilities that affect a child’s behavior as well as social and communication skills. On one end of the spectrum is Asperger’s Syndrome, characterized by social delays without speech issues. On the other end are those with severe autism. These [Continue Reading]