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Recognizing the Signs: Strokes

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 […]

By |March 8th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Recognizing the Signs: Strokes

Spring and Allergies

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 […]

By |March 1st, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Spring and Allergies

Insomnia and Adults

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 […]

By |February 22nd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Insomnia and Adults

What Does “Healthy Eating” Mean?

Shared with permission from http://go4life.nia.nih.gov/

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 […]

By |February 15th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on What Does “Healthy Eating” Mean?