National Rip Current Awareness Week!

With summer fast approaching, and my mind on my upcoming beach vacation, I thought it was really appropriate to highlight some important safety tips from NOAA this week. Check water conditions before going in by looking at the local beach forecast before you leave for...

June is National Safety Month!

This week’s topic is emergency preparedness. Stuff happens, being ready for it can make all the difference when it does. Hey, wait… That sounds a lot like insurance. 😉   Having a stocked First Aid Kit, knowing CPR, and knowing how to get help can literally...

How about getting a breath of not so fresh air?

Often allergy sufferers suffer even more when the air quality is poor. Not only can heat, ozone, and pollution be stand alone triggers, they can all make a bad situation worse for people with other triggers.   This make the Air Quality Index need to know info in the...

Asthma… What does it cost us?

Most people think of asthma as the bigger, meaner cousin of allergies, but there is more to the story. Asthma is one of this country’s most common and costly diseases. Each year it causes almost 2 million emergency room visits. The direct costs, including...

“Oh, I have allergies.”

We have all heard someone say… “Oh, I have allergies.” But what does that really mean? Allergies are actually a learned immune response. Basically, your body has learned to treat your trigger–for example, pollen–like a germ invading your...

Marriage? Birth? Death? Divorce?

Sometimes life changes are so sudden, or so big that you don’t even know where to start.  Luckily, you don’t need to sweat the big stuff as long as you start the process quickly. Most major life changes trigger a Special Enrollment Period, and it is not...

Wow! Check out those beautiful shoes!

We ladies love our pretty, and impractical, shoes. Even I am guilty of this at times, and as most of you know I tend to be more practical than many. Here are some potential issues to keep an eye out for… They may just help you survive those killer heels....