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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Seniors

We have heard it called "the winter blues" or the "doldrums of winter", but Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a very real condition that affects millions of people every year. Brought on by the changes in the seasons, SAD most often begins in late fall as the skies get darker earlier and continue into winter as the excitement of the holidays win...

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How to Enjoy Holiday Feasts & Treats without Overeating

We all love to indulge in our favorite culinary treats, and the holidays give us an excuse to do so sometimes a little too much. Many people gift baked goods to friends, neighbors, grandparents and co-workers as a way to share the holiday cheer. In addition to receiving an avalanche of cookies, fudge and homemade peanut brittle, there are also holi...

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Laughter is the Best Medicine - Proven

We hear it all the time, "Laughter is good for the soul!". Does laughter really have proven health benefits? Apparently, it does! In addition to laughter, having a healthy lifestyle, a positive sense of humor and a good attitude all contribute to improved health. But laughter does impact our health, because the act of laughing changes our bodies ph...

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UV Safety Month

Summer is in full swing, which means long days of having fun in the sun!Due to the warm weather, and prolonged exposure to the sun, July is known as UV Safety Month.Let's take a few minutes to learn about UV rays, and how to protect yourself from them. UV stands for ultraviolet radiation, and is the culprit for most skin cancers.UV rays come from t...

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The Importance of Companionship

Friend, pal, buddy, confidant, companion.No matter what word you use for it, they all mean the same thing:a person with whom one spends a lot of time with and has a bond of mutual affection.Companionship is a vital aspect to human survival. People form friendships from very young ages throughout their entire life. The need for companionship in the ...

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