Falling Leaves and Falling Asleep–Part 2

Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Spring forward, fall back. That expression refers to how our clocks are affected by the changing seasons. Not only the clock on the wall, but our body clocks–our circadian rhythms–can be affected as well. In my prior installment, I discussed how the onset of autumn and the oncoming winter season can disrupt sleep patterns for some. Here are a few...
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Falling Leaves and Falling Asleep–Part 1

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
The change of season can mean many things to many people. For some, the crisp autumn air brings to mind vivid foliage, apple picking, and a welcome respite from the incessant activity of summer. For others it means an end to long sunny days, the dwindling of fresh local produce, and a prelude to the bleak specter of winter. No...
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Sinus Issues: Problems and Prevention

Thursday, 26 July 2012
Like so many parts of our body, our sinuses usually go unnoticed by us until a problem develops. Fortunately, for many of us, that’s not too often. That in itself is amazing, considering how complex and multi-functional our sinuses are. When I was a kid, I imagined that the pathway from my nostrils to my windpipe was one straightforward tube,...
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Falling Asleep on Summer Nights

Monday, 23 July 2012
In the middle of July, when the mercury hits the high nineties and even our sun-loving cat looks for a shady place to sleep, it's hard to believe it was ever cold here. It's hard to believe that there was ever snow on our front lawn. But the hallmark of life in New England is four full seasons, and we...
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