Monday, February 27, 2012

How do you ensure food safety?

In our March story “Unwelcome Table Guests,” we learned that microbes such as E. coli sicken millions of Americans each year. Ironically, it is our desire for fresh meat and produce that lead to the long food supply chains and other conditions that foster microbial contamination.

Now it’s your turn. Have you ever suffered from a foodborne illness? What steps do you take to discourage dangerous germs? We want to know!

Do you use solar energy in your home?

In our March story “Solar Solutions” (Earth Matters), we learned that getting energy from the sun, long an expensive proposition, is now within the reach of the average homeowner thanks to improvements in solar technology.

Now it’s your turn. Is your life solar powered? Tell us about your experiences with solar energy. We want to know!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Do you suffer from wintertime depression?

In our February story “Seeing the Light” (Holistic Healing), we learned that winter’s short days and long nights can trigger a form of depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in susceptible people, but that lightbox therapy and vitamin D can help reduce SADness.

Now it’s your turn. Do you suffer from the wintertime blues, and how do you cope? We want to know!

How are you maintaining your cardiovascular health?

In our February story “Assessing Your Risk,” we looked at the risk factors—many of which are controllable—that leave someone vulnerable to heart attack.

Now it’s your turn. Do you have cardiovascular risk factors and if so, what are you doing to control them? We want to know!