For many of us this poses a BIG question… WHAT DO I DO WITH THE KIDS????
Either as grandparents who are watching them while school is out or for stay at home parents or working parents who take a stay-cation at home over the summer.. it is an everyday struggle…
Here is a list we found of 100 things you can do… a lot of them are geared toward younger children but be creative! We bet that even a teenager would love to build a birdhouse or create a scrapbook!
100 Things to Do!
Everyone loves fresh fruits and vegetables, right? Where better to purchase them and meet the men and women behind the beautiful displays than at your local Farmer’s Market. We actually have one down the street from us every Thursday from 3-7pm… Right in the middle of the city!
Check out Find a Farmer’s Market and go check out the one closest to you!
We all know moving from our home into a new place is not only exciting but can also be quite stressful! There are several factors that play in your decision on where you want to live but take a look at this video to hear what the 5 most important tips on choosing a community are!
With our stormy days circling, its hard to imagine that Spring’s sunny weather is right around the corner. With the flowers in bloom, nothing is more exhilarating than getting out and about! Even if you are stuck inside and don’t like stomping rain puddles, there are plenty of activities to keep you going!
With the rainy weather outside and everyone around you inside having the sniffles (or worse!), we are all looking for the magic cure to stop that cold in its tracks!
We have always been told that Vitamin C is the way to go when you start to feel sick but is this medical truth or just Grandma’s advice?
Click here to see the article that will help you decide!
I know we all are wanting to get out and about even in the cold! There is plenty to do around Washington State… even in January! Take in the Puyallup Home & Garden Show January 8-10 or the Bavarian Ice Festival in Leavenworth January 17-18th.
Click here for a full list!
by Nicholas Bakalar
Shingles infections are notoriously painful. They may also increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in the weeks after an outbreak, a new study reports.
Researchers analyzed the records of 61,191 Medicare recipients with a shingles (herpes zoster) diagnosis and either a heart attack or a stroke from 2006 through 2011, comparing rates of cardiovascular events before and after a shingles attack.
They found that in the first week after diagnosis, there was a 2.4-fold increase in the rate of stroke and a 1.7-fold increase in the rate of heart attack. The difference gradually faded over six months. The findings were published in PLoS Medicine.
The exact mechanism is unclear, but the authors suggest that inflammation may lead to blood clots in people with hardening of the arteries. A similar link has been noted for respiratory diseases and other infections. Stress from the pain of shingles, the authors acknowledge, could have contributed to the effect, but they lacked the data to assess this.
Herpes zoster vaccination did not appear to change the result, but only 9 percent of people in the group had been vaccinated, not enough to reach firm conclusions about the effect of the vaccine.
“We’ve highlighted when patients with shingles may be most susceptible to vascular events,” said the lead author, Caroline Minassian, a research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, “so this could potentially help prevent these events.”