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Over 18 million people in the United States have diabetes, including early onset type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease and usually occurs later in life. While those numbers continue to grow year after year, it’s important to learn critical steps that can be taken to prevent type 2 diabetes, especially among those who are at high-risk for development. (There is currently no prevention for type 1 diabetes). By taking these preventative steps you can help to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and also lower your risk for possible complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems.
Even though epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder, affecting an estimated 1 in 26 people at some point in their lifetime, there’s still a great deal about seizures that many people don’t know. One of the first questions many people have is: what are triggers for seizures? While for more than half the people with epilepsy have no identifiable causes of the condition, for the other half the condition can be traced to a variety of factors.
Identifying and understanding the triggers, symptoms, risk factors and preventative measures for seizures are vitally important for helping to minimize their occurrence and potential complications. Some people find that seizures are more likely to occur in certain situations and keeping track of those factors that may precipitate a seizure can help you recognize when a seizure might be coming and what triggers you should try to avoid. Common triggers for seizures can include: Continue reading
Companion dogs can play an important role in providing emotional and physical support to their owners, as well as offering tremendous comfort and reassuring company. The relationship that a dog can provide is special and unique as it is loving and deep, yet uncomplicated, consistent and safe from the possibility of rejection. There is extensive research and studies showing the tremendously important impact a companion dog can have. There are also many different reasons that someone might need a companion dog, and much to know before selecting the dog that is right for someone. Here we offer a guide for everything you need to know about companion dogs. Continue reading
No more beaches, BBQs or road trips? Oh no! Can summer really almost be over? With all of the fun you’ve been having with the family this summer, it’s hard to imagine that it’s almost time for school again. (Of course, you may be secretly looking forward to a bit of quiet around the house once again. We won’t tell!) So, to help prepare your kids for the coming school year, N-Style ID has plenty of fun, new styles of back to school kids bracelets that will go perfectly with their new school clothes. Continue reading
Whether you’ve got hungry kids running around this summer or your wanting to feel healthy and fit for the beach yourself, there are plenty of healthy snacks you can choose this summer. When the weather is hot, we usually don’t want heavy foods that leave us feeling sleepy or weighed down. Instead stock up the kitchen or the beach cooler with these fun, low-calorie, healthy snacks to keep you and the family energized all summer long.