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Lightning Myths and Facts

What is heat lightening? The term heat lightning is commonly used to describe lightning from a distant thunderstorm just too far away to see the actual cloud-to-ground flash or to hear the accompanying thunder. While many people incorrectly think that heat lightning is a specific type of lightning, it is simply the light produced by a distant thunderstorm. Often, mountains, hills, trees or just the curvature of the earth prevent the observer from seeing the actual lightning flash. Instead, the faint flash seen by the observer is light being reflected off higher-level clouds. Also, the sound of thunder can only be heard for about 10 miles from a flash. Source: Lighteningsafety.noaa.gov

Summer hails longer days, homemade ice cream, pool parties. . . and thunderstorms!  Lightening strikes the United States about 25 million times a year.  Alhtough most lightening occurs in the summer, people can be struck at any time of the year.  Lightening kills an average of 47 people in the …

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The Gift of Desperation

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, this sentence, which appears in the first chapter, is the most famous in the book Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. Desperation is a mental state that usually causes extreme or rash …

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Tips to Help your Child Enjoy Sports … Safely

Tips to Help your Child Enjoy Sports

As parents, we often dream of sports glory for our children: A spot on a major-league baseball team, a trip to the Olympics, starting forward at UK. For some, those dreams are within reach. But for many, maybe not so much. That doesn’t mean kids and their parents should abandon sports. …

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This May, Choose To Talk About It

This May, Choose To Talk About It

Life is a series of choices, some of which we make on our own, some of which are made for us. Should I wear the red dress, or the blue? Should I buy the Ford or the Toyota? Should I have the hamburger or the fish for lunch? Should I talk …

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Time to tackle your knee pain

Time to tackle your knee pain

By Justin Pearce, D.C., Millpond Integrative Health & Wellness Center Knee pain is extremely common in the U.S., accounting for nearly 10 million physician office visits annually. And although knees are extremely important to our ability to move, work, and play, most of us have literally no idea of how …

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Things you never knew about MRIs – but should!

Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI – is one of the most important developments in the field of medicine in the past 30 years. MRIs allow us to peer inside the body to diagnose disease, uncover tumors and cysts, evaluate injuries and much more. MRI technology has saved patients millions of dollars …

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