For many people, the past year has been one filled with incredible stress. The loss of a family member, children who never seem to be well more than a few days at a time, little or no sleep either from the demands of daily life or the worries which surface in the night, the deaths of important figures in our US history, insecurity in the world, global politics, ongoing recovery from Hurricane Harvey – the list just goes on and on.
News about climate change is everywhere these days. But climate change isn’t just bad for our planet’s health – it affects the health of people as well. The impacts of climate change can potentially affect human health by affecting the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the weather we experience.
If the thought of Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays causes feeling of anxiousness and dread rather than joy, you’re not alone. The holiday season can be the most stressful time of the year for many, especially busy families with all the extra activities. We’d like to offer you some basic tips for keeping your Thanksgiving healthy, safe, and FUN! Remember, while food is certainly a central part of our uniquely American holiday, it’s not the only part.
Every year, Texans brace themselves for hurricane season June 1 – November 30. Even if you don’t live in the Gulf Coast Region, the impact of hurricanes can be far-reaching. If it seems like many of the recent hurricanes (including Katrina, Rita, Ike, and Harvey) to impact the Gulf Coast Region and Texas have occurred in September, that’s because the climatological peak of activity occurs around September 10 each year.
Thoughts of summer include lots of outdoor fun like pool parties, playing in the sprinklers, baseball and soccer games, and nature hikes. But there are days when it is just too HOT to be outside, especially for little ones. Overheating can happen very quickly on these extremely hot days we’ve had recently. So, what are some ways to get kids – and adults – moving inside, rather than just plopping down in front of the TV?