Umbilical cord stem cells provide life-saving treatment for children
When expectant parents imagine their children's future, chances are that a rare genetic disorder is not part of that picture. But that was the reality for Andres and Paulina Trevino from Boston. At 2 years old, their son, Andy, was diagnosed with an uncommon life-threatening immune disorder. By the age of 3, Andy had bee...
Get rid of the morning blahs
Each morning, many Americans across the nation face a struggle that, when gone unrecognized, can have a serious impact on their quality of life. The issue at hand? A condition commonly known as a "seriously boring breakfast." Here are some tips for making an tasty breakfast that will start the day out right.
Simple tips to stay safe from the sun while outdoors
Warm weather means more time spent enjoying the outdoors: picnics, bike rides, hikes and sporting events. While the summer months should be enjoyed to the fullest, outdoor enthusiasts must remember that the sun, with all of the benefits it brings, also has many dangerous effects. Try these simple tips on your next trip t...
Seven unusual tips for hurricane preparedness
With hurricane season underway, those in the South and East are encouraged to revisit their hurricane preparedness plans. While stocking up on essential items - like food and water - and making necessary fixes - like boarding windows - are automatic actions for most, here are a few unique hurricane preparedness tips that...
All-new snacking holiday gives America something to celebrate
Certain foods and holidays are synonymous - Thanksgiving and turkey, Halloween and candy, just to name a few. But did you know that many foods have holidays all their own? From National Pie Day (Jan. 23) and National Chili Dog Day (July 26) to National Mustard Day (Aug. 4) and Homemade Bread Day (Nov. 17), hungry America...
Help inspire girls to celebrate everyday victories
Every two years, girls all over the world are captivated by the achievements of female athletes competing in the Olympic Games. Their successes inspire girls to try new things or pursue achievements they may not have thought possible. While not everyone wants to be an Olympic athlete, every girl should be encouraged to g...
How much does that doggie in the window really cost?
No matter how you acquire your new best friend, pet ownership comes with significant start-up costs and ongoing maintenance expenses. Often, people and pets come together unexpectedly. Sometimes, however, you do have the opportunity to plan ahead for pet ownership. When that opportunity occurs, keep these considerations...
Beyond the beach: Great ideas for outdoor activities this summer
Basking on the beach or playing in the surf are high points of summer vacation for many people. In fact, going to the beach is among the top five activities for American leisure travelers. While beach time will always have its place in the hearts of anyone who loves being outside in summer, there are plenty more ways to ...