Food Safety During Picnic Season

Enjoying picnics and barbecues with family and friends is a highlight of summer. But unsanitary conditions can spoil the fun. One in six Americans contracts a foodborne illness each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Warmer summer weather increases your chances of food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness. The ideal […]

Counseling Adults With Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability with a defined set of behaviors. A diagnosis of ASD now includes Asperger syndrome, autistic disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. ASD affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. Scientists have yet to figure out what causes ASD and why those with ASD communicate, […]

Preventing Dehydration in Older Adults

Dehydration, a state that occurs when the body doesn’t have enough water to function normally, is one of the most common health conditions older adults experience. As adults age, sensation of thirst decreases and the kidneys’ ability to retain water lessens; this makes older adults more prone to dehydration. Other common conditions that may cause […]