Leaves help feed the soil and gives pollinators places to overwinter.

Leave the Leaves! Richer Soil and Habitat for Pollinators.

As the cooler weather moves in and the leaves begin to change color, it's a great time to get outdoors and do yard work. You may want to trim the bushes, tend to your garden, and pull weeds before the change of season. One chore you can forego is raking the leaves. Fallen leaves actually help to…

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 including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Graves' disease, among others. These diseases are characterized by…

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 out how and why monarch butterflies travel might be one way to help their decline in population. One student…

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 often psychological distress. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it's important to manage your pain and be empowered by…