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4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children with Autism

4 Ways to Make Summer Easier for Children with Autism

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(StatePoint) Transitional times of the year mean shifting schedules, which can be particularly challenging for children with autism and their families. Whether you’re just beginning to learn about cognitive special needs, or have many years of experience, gaining insight into what has helped other families cope can be valuable. Holly…

Don’t Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet

Don’t Let a Vacation Derail Your Diet

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(StatePoint) Vacation season is here and it’s no surprise that what you eat can have an impact on your weight. In a study from the University of Georgia, 61 percent of the participants gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds. Some even gained up to…

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season and Other Storm Emergencies?

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season and Other Storm Emergencies?

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(StatePoint) Hurricane season is in full swing, running from June through November. Unfortunately, no one can stop a tropical storm or hurricane from happening and both types of weather events are increasingly impacting larger portions of the U.S. However, there are steps you can take that will help you weather…

How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community

How to Prepare for an Active Shooter Incident in Your Community

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(StatePoint) Active shooter incidents are rare. You are 700 times more likely to die in a car crash, for example, than from an active shooter event, according to the National Safety Council. However, these terrifying events are on the rise. Experts say that being prepared can save lives. “Sometimes it…

Making the Most of Local Produce

Making the Most of Local Produce

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(StatePoint) Fresh, local produce is in its prime, making now the perfect time to take part in the farm-to-table movement. Whether you join a community supported agriculture (CSA) group or shop at your local farmers’ market, it’s easy to taste the elevated flavor profile of just-picked fruits and veggies. Make…

Back-to-School Checklist for Families with Asthma

Back-to-School Checklist for Families with Asthma

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(StatePoint) For the more than 6 million children in the U.S. living with asthma, gearing up for another school year involves much more than picking out a new pencil case and backpack. Accounting for nearly 14 million lost school days each year, asthma is one of the main illness-related reasons…

How to Help Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in Midterm Elections

How to Help Military, Overseas Citizens Vote in Midterm Elections

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(StatePoint) For Service members and their families stationed away and U.S. citizens living abroad, family and friends are vital connections to life back home. During the 2018 midterm elections, you can be an important source of voting information, especially for 18-24-year-olds voting absentee for the first time. An easy way…

Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather

Tips to Stay Safe in Summer Weather

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(StatePoint) Getting outdoors this summer? Keep in mind that weather patterns can be extreme at this time of year, introducing new safety hazards. Get weather-ready in the following ways. Prepare for the Heat When planning a day outdoors, most people pack items such as sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. However,…

Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web

Don’t Let Your Personal Data End up on the Dark Web

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(StatePoint) Consumers today give out personal information all the time — from shopping online to signing up for special promotional offers to filling out job applications. However, there are millions of identity theft victims each year, and when your information is stolen by a cyber-criminal, it will likely be sold…

Car Shopping? Get Smart About Warranties and Service Contracts

Car Shopping? Get Smart About Warranties and Service Contracts

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(StatePoint) Car shopping? One important factor to consider is what each manufacturer’s warranty covers and how long the coverage lasts, as well as whether you’re going to purchase additional coverage through a vehicle service contract. While these items can offer you peace of mind, sorting through them can be tricky.…

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