MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH

Research has shown that getting a good night’s sleep is one way to stay healthier and more productive during the day.   Here are some tips to help you get a better night’s sleep:  Stick to a sleep schedule of the same bedtime and wake up time, even on weekends: ...

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LEARN THE SIGNS OF GLAUCOMA DURING GLACOMA AWARENESS MONTH

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that lead to damage of the optic nerve and in some cases to severe vision loss, if undetected.  Once optic nerve damage and vision loss occur, it is permanent.   If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness in the affected eye.  Unfortunately, chronic...

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HOLIDAY HEALTH TIPS 2017

Holiday Health Tips The holidays are a time of celebration and enjoying gatherings and activities we wait for all year.  Special traditions and meals fill the days and nights until it seems we can’t eat or enjoy one more thing.  So in order not to miss any of the festivities,...

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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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