Fun Fact Friday | The Seasons, the Equinox, and the Solstices

The Equinox (Vernal & Autumnal) There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a “nearly” equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes. These events are referred to as Equinoxes.The word equinox is derived from two Latin words – aequus (equal) and nox (night). At the[…]

Are You More Likely to Get Sick When The Seasons Change?

Here’s What Experts Say It happens every year: As soon as the winter weather breaks and the temperature starts rising as spring approaches, you come down with a cold.   You’re not alone. While the biggest surge in human rhinovirus infections occurs in the fall, springtime also ushers in a second peak season for common colds. Experts[…]

Common Plants and Trees That Trigger Allergies

Here’s what you need to know about what plants might be producing the pollen that makes your allergies flare.   Birch If it’s spring and you’re sneezing, these trees might be part of the problem. They grow throughout the continental U.S., except in the southernmost and westernmost states, and their pollen is very likely to[…]