Keep that Smile! Know the Risks of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer.

April is National Oral, Head and Neck Awareness Month. Oral cancers are part of a group of cancers commonly referred to as head and neck cancers. Often, these types of cancers are discovered late in their development and have a low survival rate. Raising awareness through screenings provides an opportunity for early detection and treatment…

​Hope Comes in all Shapes and Sizes

Pain associated with cancer often occurs when a tumor presses on nerves or when cancer cells invade bones or organs. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery can also cause pain. When you have something to alleviate the pain, you can start to focus on your life again.   The severity of pain ranges…

​Migraine, Migraine, Go Away

If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know it can be severe enough to interfere with sleep, work and everyday activities. The throbbing and pulsating pain of a migraine is usually associated with nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last a few hours or even days and are crippling…

​Keeping it Wild: Using Milkweed Helps the Monarch Migration

The Monarch butterfly is considered to be one of the most exquisite creatures, easily recognized for its orange and black painted wings. This royal butterfly inspires admiration from people all around the world. Monarch populations have been on a long term decline for many years. One of the ways to ensure the survival of Monarch…

Easy Ways to Start Your Own Butterfly Garden

You’d be hard-pressed to spot a butterfly and not smile as you watch it gracefully alight on a flower. Butterflies are magical creatures, but not just because of their beauty—they also play a significant role in the balance of our ecosystem. They’re important pollinators, and also indicate quality of life in specific environments. Unfortunately, your…