What You Should Know About Miscarriage

For an event that happens to one in every four women, miscarriage is an uncommon word rarely used in public discussion. While many women...

What is Mindfulness?

Four years ago, my spiritual journey began when I made the decision to stop drinking and start meditating. Examining what I call my inner...

Support Mental Wellness Efforts for Kids and Families through “Trees of Hope”

  In the spring of 2016, a local mom contacted Beacon Tree Foundation after her 15-year-old daughter had survived a suicide attempt. The email was heart-wrenching: “On...

How to Help Your Anxious Teen

It’s a common refrain from parents of teenagers. “Haley spends most of the evening in her room. She is always on Instagram and texting...

MEDARVA’s Free Vision and Hearing Screenings Help Kids Discover Full Potential

MEDARVA Healthcare has spent the past seven years investing in and conducting early childhood vision and hearing screenings. In that time, 19 percent of...

What Is a Health Savings Account?

More and more employers are offering health savings accounts (HSAs) as part of their employee benefits package. This savings account allows you to set...

Sedation Dentistry for Children

You’ve got cavities! Just hearing the phrase induces anxiety in many adults. Children are no different. In fact, the different sounds and sights of...

The Truth About OCD

Chances are, you know someone living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. Children, teens, and adults suffer from this serious, and sometimes debilitating, mental health...

Sawyer’s Story: Little Girl, Big Heart

Sawyer Perkins breezes into the Chick-fil-A on Brook Road with the energy of any vibrant 7-year-old. The silver bursts on her black velveteen dress...

Communities in Health Crisis

Imagine the problems of a typical suburban teen: Calculus test? Girlfriend issues? Not sure what to wear to prom? Most people don’t picture heroin addiction. I...