Good Samaritan: Churches Forgive Millions in Medical Debt

Local, regional and national leaders of the United Church of Christ announced Jan. 18 that church donations have wiped out $12.9 million in medical debt for 11,108 households in and around St. Louis. Families are now receiving letters telling them that their debt, averaging $1,167, has been forgiven. In a news conference at Christ the King … More Good Samaritan: Churches Forgive Millions in Medical Debt

2020’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

To determine where Americans have the best chance of balancing a healthy diet with ample physical activity, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 38 key metrics. The data set ranges from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults. Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle Worst Cities for … More 2020’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Launch Inaugural Reeve Summit

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today its first-ever Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure and Community Connect from February 26-28, 2020, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The three-day summit will bring together hundreds of community members, caregivers, health professionals, key thought leaders and individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on the … More Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to Launch Inaugural Reeve Summit

Before You Celebrate—Plan Ahead

Of course, we don’t intend to harm anyone when we celebrate during the holiday season. Yet, violence and traffic fatalities associated with alcohol misuse persist, and myths about drinking live on—even though scientific studies have documented how alcohol affects the brain and body. Because individuals differ, the specific effects of alcohol on an individual will … More Before You Celebrate—Plan Ahead

Sobering Up––Myths and Facts

Despite the potential dangers, myths about drinking persist, which—for some—can prove fatal. Scientific studies supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provide important information that challenges these widespread, yet incorrect, beliefs about how quickly alcohol affects the body and how long the effects of drinking last. Intoxication and your reaction time is … More Sobering Up––Myths and Facts