Autoimmune-Related Diseases

Autoimmune diseases occur when there is an abnormal immune response to a normal body part. When there is over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues. There are at least 80 types of autoimmune diseases…

Tracking the Monarchs with a Tracking Device!

Every year, monarch butterflies migrate more than 2,000 miles to overwinter in warmer climates in Mexico and Southern California. Sadly, these majestic creatures are plummeting toward extinction due to habit threats and global climate change. Finding…

Living with Fibromyalgia

When debilitating pain and unexplained fatigue take over, it can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Fibromyalgia is a complex pain disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and…

Crop dusters spray corn to eradicate weeds including milkweed.

Do Herbicides Impact Monarch Butterflies?

Every year, the majestic monarch butterflies make their migration to Mexico for winter. These orange and black painted creatures travel over 2,500 miles to hibernate in warmer climates, before returning to the United States. Their numbers,…

Trigeminal Neuralgia Facial Pain

Trigemial neuralgia is a chronic condition that can be extremely painful. The condition affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, everyday tasks such as brushing…

Fighting Greenhouse Gasses with Prairies

Fight Greenhouse Gasses with Prairies

Researchers have discovered that grasslands have the capacity to store large amounts of carbon, which is a valuable ecological service in today's changing climate. Carbon is a greenhouse gas that is increasing in the Earth's atmosphere…

She Doesn’t Leave Home Without It

Vickie Cotten retired from her position at First Baptist Child Development Center in Spring Lake, North Carolina, after working there for 19 years. She enjoyed working with the 3-year-olds and in administration, but in April 2012, she…

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