Rare Disease Day

On February 28th (or 29th during a Leap Year), National Rare Disease Day is celebrated.  When I learned of this day, I felt the need to write about this as I know many of our families and clients at Home, Hope and Healing fall into this category. NORD, the National Organization for Rare Diseases, joined… Continue reading Rare Disease Day

Summer Safety: Ticks & Browntail Moths

Hopefully as COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted and the number of those who are vaccinated increase, many of us will be able to get out and enjoy more of the great state of Maine with our family and friends.  While enjoying the outdoors, be safe by being aware of deer ticks and the brown-tailed caterpillar during… Continue reading Summer Safety: Ticks & Browntail Moths

ALS Awareness Month

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also called Lou Gehrig’s disease is a non-contagious neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. These nerve cells, called motor neurons, control the muscles in the body. ALS impairs and causes death of these motor neurons. When motor neurons die, the brain can no longer control muscle… Continue reading ALS Awareness Month