August Flower - Gladiolus

Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword,) is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family...

August Birthstone

We have a birthday present for those born in August: the stunning spinel has been added to your month’s birthstone lineup! August now...

August Birthstone

The original birthstone for August was Sardonyx, and then peridot was added, becoming August’s primary gem. SARDONYX OVERVIEW Sardonyx...

August Birthstone

August now joins June and December as the only months represented by three gems. The original birthstone for August was Sardonyx, and...

The History of the Word August

August is the eighth month of the year (between July and September) in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the fifth month to have the...

This Month in History - July

Margarine is patented (1869) On July 15 1869, challenged by Emperor Louis Napoleon III to produce a satisfactory substitute for butter...

This Month in History - July

Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, Ca. (1955) Whether or not Walt Disney wished upon a star, his dreams were about to come true...

This Month in History - July

Etch-a-Sketch goes on sale (1960) Its bright red frame isn't showing signs of gray. Its silver-gray drawing surfaces hasn't lost its...

This Month in History - July

The Lawrence Welk Show premiers on television (1955) The Lawrence Welk Show made its national television debut on ABC Television on July...

This Month in History - July

U.S. postage stamps went on sale for the first time: Congress finally provided for the issuance of stamps by passing an act on March 3,...

Sarcoma Awareness

Malignant (cancerous) tumors of the connective tissues are called "sarcomas". There are more than 50 sub-types of sarcoma. According to...

June is National Safety Month

Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44....

The True Meaning Behind Memorial Day

While most enjoy the day off filled with barbecues, few understand the true meaning behind Memorial Day. Originally called Decoration...

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to...

Moving in May

There is no better time than Arthritis Awareness Month to get physically active. Start or keep on walking –May is a great time to begin a...

Arthritis Awareness Month 2017

Did you know that arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the US today and it affects an estimated 53 million adults and...

April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s...

10 Things Your Kidneys Do

Filter 200 liters of blood a day, removing two liters of toxins, wastes and water Regulate the body’s hydration and water balance...