Autism Awareness Day

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and April is Autism Acceptance Month. Autism is a developmental disability characterized by varying degrees of social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Early identification and intervention can greatly improve a child’s life. (HHS.gov)  For the past...

Women’s History Month

Happy Women's History Month! Women's History Month celebrates the contribution of women to American history in various fields. Today, women are represented in diverse and competitive areas such as politics, business, sports, healthcare, STEM, advocacy, arts and culture, fashion, etc.  Women and girls around the world...

Women’s History Month

The month of March is recognized in the U.S. as Women's History Month. This month is especially attributed to all the frontline workers and caregivers that have sacrificed themselves and their families during this ongoing pandemic to support and care for their patients. Women of...

Fighting back the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is now classified as a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization). The good news is that early action can slow down the spread of this virus. Although there are thousands of cases reported, this virus is containable by practising infection control measures. It...

Don’t Take the Flu Back to Work

The end of year also brings about the cold & flu season. It occurs mostly during the cold half of the year in each hemisphere. This epidemic mostly occurs in the Fall and lasts anywhere from November through March of the following year. There are several...

Hot weather safety

This summer, like last summer, is expected to have above average temperatures. Additionally, we are also expecting storm activity, making this a hot and humid summer. When it is too hot, though, it can be a potentially dangerous situation for kids and older adults. Here...

Four Million

Four million. That is the number of registered nurses in the U.S. according to American Nurses Association. That number is expectedly much higher when counting Licensed Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Considered a selfless career (vocation), nurses are some of the hardest working and least...

Appreciate women every day

Last month we celebrated Women's History Month. Some of our heroines have made immeasurable marks on modern lives. For example, Susan B. Anthony, who worked to organize the fight for women's right to vote. Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize...

Seasonal sneezes

Spring allergy season is in full swing. As more trees and flowers begin to bud and flower, more pollen is potentially released into the air. For millions of Americans, this means seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies are temporary, manifested as coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose or...

Honor Black History

by Sharet Espinal The month of February is known for Valentine’s Day in many countries. However, the month of February in the United States more importantly commemorates Black History. Honoring black history is attributed to Carter G. Woodson, the son of slaves who was educated late in...