FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH

10 Quick Tips to Keeping your Heart Healthy!     Aim for 7 hours of sound sleeping a night. Cut out Trans fats. (Trans fat appears on the ingredients list as partially hydrogenated oils.  Look for 0 %  trans fats.) Floss your teeth and get regular checkups. (There has been a...

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CATHOLICS WITH CELIAC DISEASE

For those who suffer from gluten sensitivity – did you know there are “low gluten” hosts available?  Check with your parish  to see what their procedure is  for preparing to receive Holy Communion when you need a special host set aside. Here is some information that explains what Celiac Disease is and...

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CATARACTS

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision.  Most cataracts are related to aging.  Cataracts are very common in older people.  By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in...

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HOLIDAY HEALTH TIPS

  Have a Healthy and Happy Christmas ~Schedule down time to rest and recharge, do something for yourself! ~Eat the Best and leave the rest – be selective about what you are eating. ~Drink seltzer with juice for a non-alcoholic festive option. ~Eat slowly and thoughtfully, put your fork down...

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NOVEMBER IS ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS MONTH

Alzheimer’s is a devastating diagnosis for the person and their family and friends. One of the best ways to handle this disease is early diagnosis and treatment. Many people deny it is happening to them or a loved one. New treatments and medications have slowed the progression of the disease...

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. The cancer of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than...

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SEPTEMBER IS HEALTHY AGING MONTH

HEALTHY AGING TIP :  MAINTAIN A HEALTHY ATTITUDE A healthy life always starts with a healthy attitude and outlook.  You must balance any sense of loss or disappointment with positive inputs such as finding new things to enjoy, learning to adapt to changes in your body and your surroundings and...

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AVOIDING HEAT STRESS IN OLDER ADULTS

Hot weather is dangerous, and everyone feels the heat differently but for the elderly, heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem.  Over 40% of heat-related fatalities  are among people over 65. The elderly are more susceptible to heat for various reasons such as, a person’s ability to notice changes in their...

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TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN THIS SUMMER

  Did You Know. . .   Protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. . .   UV rays from the sun can reach you on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days, and can reflect...

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SUMMER EATING HEALTH TIPS

Bringing Food to a Picnic or Cookout: *   Use an insulated cooler filled with ice or frozen gel packs. Frozen food can also be used as a cold source. *   Foods that need to be kept cold include raw meat, poultry, and seafood; deli and luncheon meats or   sandwiches; summer...

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