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Nov
14

Practice Proper Hand Washing to Stay Healthy This Winter

Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. It is a ritual drilled into all of us since we were children. Year round, washing your hands is a healthy habit to keep. It's even more important as we march toward winter weather and the inevitable onslaught of cold and flu season. Colds and the flu have a huge impact on Americans. Did you know a ...
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Oct
30

Foods to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Food is a central component of our lives. We need it to fuel our daily lives, to provide energy and sustenance to survive and to feel good. Food is there for us when we celebrate life's good moments, and often our go-to comfort when things don't go our way. Eating a balanced diet can make us feel amazing. When we give our bodies the right nutrients...
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Oct
08

Breast Cancer Risks & Warning Signs for Seniors

In recent years, the prevalence of the color pink during October has become a nationwide symbol of the fight to end breast cancer. In the 1950s, the NY Times refused to print an ad for a breast cancer support group. They did not want to print the words, "breast" or "cancer". The fight to bring this disease into the spotlight has made huge strides s...
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Sep
26

Regulating Body Temperature in the Elderly

The official onset of fall has brought with it daily fluctuations in temperature. The mornings are cool but the day warms up to summer-like temps by the afternoon. It's a time when the windows being open invite in crisp fall air, until it gets too hot, then we crank the AC back on. The ebb and flow of Mother Nature's temperature can make it difficu...
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Sep
14

Hypertension & High Blood Pressure

There are many different kinds of heart disease, but hypertension (long-term high blood pressure) is one of the most common heart issues. According to the American Heart Association , one out of every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure. Twenty percent of adults with hypertension don't know they have it. Because it has no obvi...
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