I was a caregiver for 13 years for one of the most important men in my life — my father, Papa JR. Like many caregivers, I experienced the joy and the heartbreak of caring for a parent at the end of his life. It's a journey that sometimes made me laugh and other times made me cry. He lived with...Read Full Article
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings compares counties within each state, throughout the country, on more than 30 factors that impact public health. Since 2011, Ulster County has moved from #35 to #16 out of 62 counties, a better than 50% improvement. This ranking has been...Read Full Article
Fifty-nine years ago Donald Bean’s youngest son was born. Mr. Bean was 40 years old, living in Philadelphia with his wife and their two older boys, and he decided that he needed to take steps toward a long life. He wanted to improve his chances of a long, healthy life so he decided to go for a...Read Full Article
Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. There is no safe way to use a cell phone while driving – even hands free. Distracted driving takes many forms, but cell phone use is at the top. Research shows the brain remains distracted for 27 seconds after dialing, changing music...Read Full Article
Friendships can improve health and increase longevity.
The Health Benefits of Social Connectivity
Research has shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends, and their community are happier, healthier...Read Full Article
At Waddell Language Academy, a K-8 School in North Carolina, Monica Mitchell-Giraudo, a French immersion middle school teacher, instructs 19 sixth-graders to gather into a circle.
“Okay, everyone, let’s take a few mindful breaths, and think about our gratitude for Amy, who brought us...Read Full Article
January 13, 2016
Your alarm clock screams as you roll over and hit the snooze button for the third time. Realizing the reality of your morning schedule, you begrudgingly roll out of bed to start your day.Read Full Article