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Can You Use A Better Night’s Sleep?

“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8) We often talk about sleeping like a baby, but why do babies sleep so deeply? Here are a few facts about sleep: • Melatonin is produced in the brain by a small gland called the pineal gland • Melatonin production slows down as we age • Reduced melatonin production causes restless sleep patterns • There is a reflex point in the foot that reaches the pineal gland The pineal gland is a pea-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine gland located in the geometrical … Continue reading Can You Use A Better Night’s Sleep?

Dining in the Dark with a White Cane Benefits Lighthouse Programs

On Friday, October 15, from 6pm to 7pm, the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind (LVIB) is celebrating White Cane Awareness Day at LVIB’s 6th Annual Dining in the Dark. Everyone is invited to attend this free celebration being held on Zoom and www.facebook.com/LVIBDiningintheDark. The event includes Ways to Dine in the Dark, Prize Drawings, Client Testimonials, White Cane Demonstrations, and Donor Recognition. In previous years, Dining in the Dark was an in-person event but during the pandemic, the only option to keep supporters and clients safe is to entertain them from a distance. And Dining in the Dark … Continue reading Dining in the Dark with a White Cane Benefits Lighthouse Programs

Dealing With Delta

By Dr. J. Stacy Klutts Here’s what we know about the Delta variant. I have found a front row seat to all of the latest data since we used that information to make our national policy decisions, so here are a few important points that help explain why you should get vaccinated and wear a mask. I’ll try to do this so it makes sense to you. 1. The Delta variant has a particular collection of mutations in the spike protein that make it extremely effective in attaching to human cells and gaining entry. If the original COVID strains were … Continue reading Dealing With Delta