June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Stages of Alzheimer progression Changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s begin years before any signs of the disease. This time period, which can last for years, is referred to as preclinical Alzheimer’s disease.   Mild/Early Stage Alzheimer’s In the early stage of Alzheimer’s, a person may function independently. He...

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BONE FRACTURES IN THE ELDERLY ARE OFTEN CAUSED BY OSTEOPOROSIS

What is Osteoporosis? It is a disease of progressive bone loss associated with an increased risk of fractures. It  literally means “porous bone.”  The disease often develops unnoticed for many years with no symptoms or discomfort, until a fracture occurs. Osteoporosis often causes a loss of height and a severely...

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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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