In the United States, strokes are the leading cause of death and long term disability, resulting in over 130,000 deaths, and costing more than $40 billion each year. There are nearly 800,000 strokes each year in the U.S., of which over 600,000 are first time strokes. Risk factors for strokes vary widely and strokes can […]
Springtime is finally coming . . . . I hope!
Of course, along with the arrival of spring, come the pollen and all the other environmental allergens that can result in a runny nose, redden the eyes, scratchy throat, and so on.
So, be vigilant! A scratchy throat can often be helped by increasing fluid intake or […]
Whether it is yourself or a loved one, insomnia has a detrimental effect on all those around it. Recent published research has shown as much as 50% of individuals over the age of 65 battles with insomnia on a nightly basis. Normal signs of insomnia include: taking a long time to fall asleep, frequently waking […]
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Most of us know that staying healthy includes making smart food choices and being physically active. But we’re not always sure what healthy eating really means.
“I have good intentions to eat right, I really do,” says Ben, 59, “but sometimes I’m just not sure what that means exactly.” Ben isn’t alone in […]