NOVEMBER IS BLADDER HEALTH MONTH

  Bladder Health for Older Adults While everyone uses their bladder many times each day, older adults may need to know about the changes that typically take place in the bladder as people age, and how to keep their bladder healthy.  Although people sometimes feel uncomfortable talking about bladder issues, discussing concerns with...

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JUNE IS MEN’S HEALTH MONTH

  Here are some tips and suggestions to help you get started  living a healthier  lifestyle: Take a walk or do desk exercises instead of a cigarette or coffee break at work. Keep a pair of comfortable walking or running shoes in your car and at work. Choose physical activities...

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A WORD ABOUT ARTHRITIS

  Arthritis means inflammation in the body’s joints (places in the body where two bones meet).  Inflammation is swelling, redness and pain.  It’s your body’s reaction to injury or infection. Most of the time, your body can heal the injury or infection, and the area returns to normal.  But with...

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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

Here are some tips from the National Catholic Partnership on Disability to help create an environment of acceptance and comfort when interacting or working with those on the Autism spectrum. Develop a consistent routine or schedule Minimize distractions and clutter Create a positive environment Provide choices Allow for processing time...

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MARCH IS NATIONAL KIDNEY DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

March is National Kidney Month . . . Take some time to learn how you can keep your kidneys functioning properly and keep them as healthy as possible at every stage of life. Hydrate, – but don’t overdo it. While it’s always a good idea to drink enough water, drinking...

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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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