What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

Close to 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.

In the US and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity was in decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants.

March into Spring

March into Spring

It’s that time of year! Spring cleaning is upon us. As the days get brighter, you’ll see dust and dirt that went unnoticed during winter. Luckily the long spring evenings are perfect for an extra bit of cleaning, and our top tips will help get you going.

February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

It is also one of the most preventable. Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health are all integral aspects of saving lives from this often silent killer.

In the Spotlight (CWN Macon)

In the Spotlight (CWN Macon)

Our November Spotlight falls on Stephanie Dodson, Vice President of Lighthouse Nursing Agency.  Stephanie has been a part of this agency since 2003 and VP since 2015.  She has done everything from accounting to all things HR related, to staffing and everything in between.

11 Ways to get ready for Fall

11 Ways to get ready for Fall

Bring Nature Indoors
Just because you're going to spend more time inside doesn't mean you have to cut yourself off from the natural world. In fact, why not bring home fresh flowers once in a while? Also, gather branches, berries, and leaves to add a lovely element to the home

Simplify Your Life

Simplify Your Life

Did you know that the first week of August is National Simplify Your Life week? We’re all familiar with the idea of spring cleaning, but some late-summer simplifying is a great way to keep the clutter to a minimum going into fall. But simplifying your life isn’t just about removing the physical clutter out of your cabinets; it’s meant to make us look a little bit closer at our lifestyle and eliminate the things that keep us from truly enjoying life.

Summer Safety

Summer Safety

Summer means good times under the sun, and making memories with family and friends. However, you’ll appreciate the warm weather more when your summer safety efforts shine as well.

Here are a few tips for keeping kids (and adults, too!) safer this summer:

June is Alzheimer's Awarness Month

June is Alzheimer's Awarness Month

Alzheimer's disease is irreversible and destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging.

Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal disease that eventually affects all aspects of a person’s life: how they think, feel, and act. Each person is affected differently. It is difficult to predict symptoms, the order in which they will appear, or the speed of their progression.

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma.

The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on.

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

Time out for the cold weather, spring has sprung! It's time to get rid of some things so that you too can get ready for growth. These are some tips and tricks to help you spring clean like a pro.

When in doubt, throw it out

Season of Love

Season of Love

There's no doubt that love is in the air. It's the time of year of romantic gestures that either makes you excited or make you dread. Often when we think of love, it is a matter of heart or mind. But not only is that so, love is also a matter of the body. It is scientifically proven that love can play a big factor in your overall health.  The whole world has got love on the brain at this time of year. Is this a good thing, or is this a bad thing? Here are some ways that love affect your body.

Say Goodbye to 2016 and Hello to the New You!

Say Goodbye to 2016 and Hello to the New You!

Happy New Year! The clock strikes 12 on December 31st, and we hear people everywhere throwing out the saying "New Year, New Me". While a new year brings new opportunities and new memories, it also brings new struggles and obstacles to overcome. In 2017, don’t strive to become a "new you", instead strive to become a better version of the original copy. Leave behind all negativity, bad habits, and everything holding you back from reaching your goals. Your goals can be achieved in 2017.

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