How Chronic Pain Can Affect Your Relationships

Chronic pain can prevent you from living a fulfilling life. The stress and discomfort can impact relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers. The good news is you don't have to allow it to consume you. The pain may not be eliminated completely, but you can use coping strategies and learn ways to reduce your…

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Teach Your Children About Monarch Butterflies

The majestic monarch butterfly is easy to spot with its orange, black, and white markings. Every fall, northern monarchs make an incredible journey to warmer weather in Southern California and Central Mexico. This 3,000-mile migration is a sight to behold. Unfortunately, the migration is a threatened phenomenon due to climate change and habitat loss. Here are some additional…

Is Fibromyalgia Affected by the Weather?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain often accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, mood changes, and memory problems. Recent studies indicate that changes in weather may make symptoms worse for fibromyalgia sufferers. Cold temperatures, a change in barometric pressure, humidity, and precipitation tend to cause changes in sleep patterns, pain intensity, and the number of flareups. With…