Caring for a child with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome - it takes a village
Having a reliable support system is important to all of us. It is particularly important to the families of those living with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe and rare form of epilepsy that affects an estimated one in 50,000 to one in 100,000 children and up to 4 percent of children with epilepsy. Many families may be struggling with the demands of caring for a loved one with this condition - a task that may require around-the-clock attention and support.
Tired of the ordinary? Check out Wisconsin's quirky museums
Whether it's mustard, accordions or angels, Wisconsinites have a unique way of taking a hobby and turning it into an exhibit hall. The state is home to an eclectic mix of museums that go beyond the ordinary and are the product of a passionate person with a vision so strong that erecting a museum is quite simply the most ...
The aging population: a benefit, not burden
With life expectancy increasing, the percentage of population over age 60 is booming. By 2030, the population over 60 will be growing 3.5 times as rapidly as the total population, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Make your home smarter and more efficient this winter
The coldest time of the year can also be the busiest. With holiday entertaining, overnight guests and winter getaways, it can be hard to ensure your home heating and other systems are performing for optimal comfort and efficiency. In addition, the Department of Energy reports that no matter what energy source you use, he...
Fast Facts on DHA and Education [Infographic]
A recent study found incorporating DHA omega-3 from algae into a child's diet helps those who are underperforming catch up to their peers in reading performance, behavior and working memory. DHA is a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid found throughout the body. It is a major structural fat in the brain, accounting for up...
From hurricane help to health care questions - 2-1-1 is there
Wouldn't it be great if there was a number you could call if you had any sort of question about resources in your community, from something as simple as where to find the nearest library to something as urgent as where you can find relief after a catastrophic event? Good news: You don't have to wish for this all-in-one h...
Four things to consider when choosing a bank
Life is full of everyday choices, from what you wear to where you shop. One of the most important choices you can make is where you choose to bank. Your bank is more than your corner market or mall - it's should provide ample choices to help you to make the best decisions for your lifestyle.
Home remodeling tips for baby boomers entering their golden years
As America's 77 million-strong baby boomers reach retirement age, one thing is absolutely clear -- they are not going to quietly retreat into their golden years. The most active generation in America's history wants homes that will support their active lifestyles, and homes that will accommodate the challenges boomers wi...
Spice up your tailgate with ham recipes
Revitalize your tailgating spread with creative recipes using some of the treats found in your favorite gourmet gift baskets. You can easily mix and match specialty foods into tasty and unique meals that you and your family will enjoy for your tailgating get-together.
How those with a rare disease can stand up to intolerance
Whether verbal or physical, bullying can cause real suffering for its victim and can ultimately interfere with a person's social and emotional development. A common target for bullying and intolerance are those people with qualities that may set them apart from their peers, such as health-related issues.