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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JUNE IS MEN’S HEALTH MONTH

“Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, (fathers, brothers and sons), men’s health is truly a family issue.” Congressman Bill Richardson (Congressional Record, H3905-H3906, May 24, 1994).   When you get a preventive medical test,...

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TIPS TO MANAGE ANXIETY AND STRESS

When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, these strategies will help you cope:   . Take a time-out.  Listen to music, meditate, get a massage, or learn relaxation techniques.  Stepping  back from the problem helps clear your head.  Prayer and the Rosary provide a calming focus. . Eat well-balanced meals.  Do...

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ACTING F.A.S.T. IS KEY FOR STROKE TREATMENT

If you think someone may be having a stoke, act F.A.S.T. and do the following simple test: F – FACE:  Ask the person to smile.  Does one side of the face droop? A – ARMS:  Ask the person to raise both arms.  Does one arm drift downward? S – SPEECH:  Ask the...

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HEALTHY HYDRATION

Something so many of us take for granted, the ability to quench our thirst. Medically speaking water is necessary for human life yet do we ever think about being thirsty.  Humans cannot go more than 72 hours without hydration. Water is the ultimate thirst quencher. Here are some basic facts...

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MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

  Here are some tips to help you make the best possible food choices:   Apples and other fruits should make up part of breakfast. Varying your protein routine is essential to a healthy lifestyle, mix it up with seafood, beans, peas, unsalted nuts and seeds, soy products, eggs, lean meats...

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