With Age Comes Happiness

By Maia Szalavitz @maiaszFeb. 18, 2013 Wisdom may come with age, but does happiness follow suit? Some studies show that the elderly may be more prone to depression and loneliness, which can lead to higher rates of unhappiness, not a surprise given the health and emotional challenges that tend to accompany aging. But increasing, more and more studies suggest that …

Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

by Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAAN Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAAN Professor & Nurse Practitioner Professor & Nurse Practitioner University of Virginia Department of Urology University of Virginia Department of Urology        Abstract Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD), sometimes referred to as perineal dermatitis, is an inflammation of the skin associated with exposure to urine …

Cloth Diapering Really Greener Than Disposable Diapers?

Going diaper shopping for the Little Green Penlight. By Brendan Koerner In March, the Green Lantern wondered: Are cloth diapers really better for the environment than disposables? The piece is reprinted below. I’m about to have my first child, and my husband and I are vigorously debating our diaper options. Old-fashioned cloth nappies seem like a greener choice than plasticky disposables, …