It’s Earth Day! A Time to Celebrate Life. The first Earth Day was in 1970 in recognition of the importance of the Earth’s life-giving natural resources and life sustaining biodiversity. Earth Day was supported across political, class and geographic lines. Republicans and democrats, rural and urban citizens, the poor and the wealthy collectively celebrated the […]Read more..
Garden Goodness, why growing your own food is a Good thing! Gardening in America has increased by 200%! Why are so many more Americans are growing their own food? According to The National Gardening Association this is because of: an improving economy (Hooray!) healthy food movements increased awareness about gardening growth of community gardens growth of […]Read more..
Sleepless in America: The struggle for a good night’s sleep in the modern day Do you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep at night or staying awake during the day? You are not alone. Sleeplessness affects millions of Americans with 30-40% of adults reporting periodic sleep problems and 10-15% reporting chronic sleeplessness according to the National […]Read more..
Caring for the Caregiver At Science Care, we know it takes a special kind of person to be the end of life caregiver for a loved one. Caregiving can be an honor and can be rewarding, but caregiving can be physically, mentally and emotionally taxing. If you are a caregiver,here are some things you can […]Read more..
Put a little sunshine in your life! You may be used to hearing how the sun is dangerous. Well it is. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is linked to skin damage, wrinkles, cataracts, age spots and skin cancer. But hiding from the sun is also dangerous. Sunlight is good for you. Exposure to sunlight synthesizes […]Read more..
Animal Caregivers are Pets with Purpose We know family is important to caregivers and Science Care donors. For many of us, our pets are part of our family. Pets offer support, affection and companionship and can help alleviate loneliness. This can be especially important for the elderly and for busy caregivers. Did you know that […]Read more..
Zero Cost California Cremation Supports Life NBC columnist and creator of Savvysenior.org, Jim Miller, reports that a traditional funeral averages $10,000. today. Cremation costs can run as high as $3000. California cremation is no exception. Whole body donation to science is an alternative to traditional cremation. Science Care offers zero cost cremation with whole body […]Read more..
Biological Sample – A Primer So you may be wondering, “What is a biological sample and why would a medical researcher need that?” Great question! Simply put, this type of request is for any type of biological specimen such as cells, internal organs, veins, or even fluids. Researchers need specific types of human tissue to […]Read more..
Eye Donor Awareness Month – March Did you know that many whole body donors with Science Care are also eye and corneal donors as well? It’s true! Restoring the sight of others is a beautiful gift and one that you can make in conjunction with body donation. Nearly 50,000 people receive corneal transplants each year. […]Read more..
Senior Hunger and Food Insecurity Did you know that in 2012 alone, over 2 ½ million households with seniors experienced food insecurity? Over 1 million households with seniors living alone experienced food insecurity. In addition, food insecure seniors were more likely to report poor health and had higher nutritional risk. Today, over 9 million Americans […]Read more..