December 18, 2017

Type 1 Diabetes facts and myths

Type 1 Diabetes

By Julie Samrick Three-year-old Joseph’s flu-like symptoms were the first indicator something was wrong. “It was odd because he was only vomiting at night and he was really lethargic during the day,” said his mother Alicia. “We were struggling with potty training anyway, but he started peeing everywhere and was just guzzling liquids.”   Alicia… Read more

Every Sunday could be Father’s Day

Father's Day inspiration

By Julie Samrick My uncle is in the end stages of ALS and was moved into comfort care this week. Though my dad has four daughters, the family he created with my mom, he’s said it’s a lonely feeling to be losing the last remaining member of his original family. At 67-years-old, my dad’s even… Read more

Fun Facts About Fathers Day

Father's Day inspiration

By Julie Samrick It’s no coincidence that Fathers’ Day is in June, but could there be a better month for dads to revel in our gratitude?  There are barbecues to be had, baseball games to attend, and other fun, outdoorsy things like fishing and special camping trips.    It was Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane,… Read more

10 Facts About Children’s Health


The World Health Organization (WHO) has published these 10 facts. See their site for more specific data and information regarding each one. 1. A child’s risk of dying is highest in the first month of life. 2. Three million children die every year within a month of their birth. 3. Pneumonia is the largest single… Read more