5 Must Know Facts About COPD

COPD is the name for a group of diseases that affect the airflow into our lungs. It encompasses a variety of diseases, but the three most common sub-groups are chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and refractory asthma. All of these diseases are different, but have a lot of things in common, including the fact that they will all continue to get worse over time and are incurable. There are things that you can do to mitigate the damage from COPD, but you cannot reverse damage once it has occurred. If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with COPD, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some facts your doctor may not have told you.

Measles Awareness: What to Do If Your Child’s Been Exposed

If your child is exposed to the measles in any way, it’s easy to panic, but there are some key facts that you should know before you take action. Today, let’s talk about the best course of action to take if your child is exposed to the measles.

The Best Housewarming Gifts to Bring a First-Time Homeowner 

If you have a friend who recently went through this process themselves, they’ll probably want to celebrate as soon as it’s over. One of the best ways that you can help to celebrate their success and achievement is to bring them a personalized housewarming gift. It doesn’t need to be expensive — just something to show that you’ve been thinking about them and want to join in the celebration of their success.

12 Little Ways to Boost Your Mood This Winter

In January and February, it can be hard to summon a positive attitude about winter. The holidays are over, but the days are still extremely short. The weather is frigid in most parts of the United States, and there’s isn’t another fun holiday until Valentine’s Day, which most people are conflicted about anyway. If you’re just feeling down because of the crummy weather, here are some little tips that will help boost your mood this winter.

12 Top-Notch Experiences You Can Have with Your SO on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, instead of making a reservation at an overpriced restaurant and shelling out for a bouquet of red roses, take your significant other for a fun and unique date night. One of the best ways that you can get closer to a partner is by sharing common experiences and learning new things together. Think outside of the box – it doesn’t necessarily have to be a stereotypically romantic outing. Anything where you’re intentionally taking time out of your schedule to be together is romantic in our eyes. Check out some of the best experiences you can have with your significant other this Valentine’s Day.

How to Best Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Being a caregiver for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease poses many challenges, but it can also be very rewarding to know you’re being helpful and offering comfort. How you handle your role in providing care and support is an important part of making the journey through Alzheimer’s as easy as possible for you and your loved one. Start with the basics of relationship, pain management, and self-care to lay the foundation for a positive experience.

Declutter Your Social Media to Boost Productivity

With the amount of information online today, it’s so easy to start scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and not realize that you’ve been staring at the screen glassy-eyed for 45 minutes. Social media can have a huge impact on our lives, and the faster we acknowledge that the easier it will be for us to take back control. There are a number of strategies that we can employ to help us manage our social media, and control what we see so we don’t spend hours aimlessly scrolling. Here are a few ways that you can declutter your social media to help boost your productivity.