5 Pain Relief Tips for Winter Weather

When the temperature drops, your pain symptoms can increase. Most experts believe this is related to barometric pressure, which can affect pressure inside your joints. In addition to visiting your doctor for a changing-weather treatment plan, here are some things you can try at home to help ease your discomfort on cold days.  Remain active….

Monarchs on the search for water in Mexico overwintering sanctuary.

Monarch Butterflies on the Decline in Mexico

The 2017 count has been released, and the monarch population is down by 27% in Mexico this year. This is devastating news, but unfortunately not a shock, because there has been a downward trend over the past decade and the late winter storm last February took a toll on the population. The dramatic decline over the…

The Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly

Monarchs undergo a complete metamorphosis, or change, as they grow. The four distinct stages include the egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Hormones trigger the changes that take place from egg to adult over the course of a month. Adult monarchs live two to six weeks in summer. Those that migrate live all winter, or six to nine…

Walking the Dog Makes a Difference — Dita Rudinow’s Story

Dita Rudinow is doing her part to help make a difference for the monarch butterfly, and it's something we can all do. A recent relocation brought Rudinow to the Seattle area, where she works long hours in advanced technical support for a large telecommunications company. In her spare time, she enjoys taking her dog for a…

5 Valentine’s Day Gifts to Give Someone With Chronic Pain

If you know someone who suffers from chronic pain, you know some days can be very challenging. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, why not treat your loved one to something special? Here are some suggestions for gifts that will express your love and concern while keeping in mind their chronic condition. A spa visit or…