Living with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you've been experiencing numbness, pain, or tingling in your hand, forearm, or wrist, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. These symptoms can occur when there is pressure on the median nerve caused by swelling. Pregnancy, illnesses such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and hypothyroidism, or simply making the same hand movements over and over can…

Manage Your Spring Cleaning Without Added Pain

As the flowers begin to bloom and the hours of daylight increase, we often feel an awakening in spring that prompts a good cleaning. We open the windows to let the air flow in, while we clean hard-to-reach places that have been neglected all winter. Sometimes that means getting up on a ladder or stretching…

Monarch butterfly fueling up on a common milkweed bloom.

Mexico Bound: Where the Monarchs Roam and Originate

Learning where monarchs migrate within North American may help save the species. Researchers are now looking at where overwintering monarch butterflies originate over multiple years. Although a large percentage of monarchs migrated to Mexico from the Midwest, their origins were spread throughout Canada and other parts of the United States. Conservation efforts now need to be…

Working Lands for Wildlife seek to accelerate conservation.

Monarch Conservation on Agricultural Lands Gets a Boost

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service and The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have collaborated under Working Lands for Wildlife to accelerate conservation on behalf of the monarch butterfly. For the past two decades, populations of the monarchs have declined significantly across North America due to the eradication of the milkweed plant, the…