We already know that people who follow a Mediterranean diet have better heart and metabolic health, live longer, and may even have better mental health than others. Now new research has found that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet for a year also had healthier gut microbiomes. In addition, they were also less…

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

It’s heart month and it’s time to improve your heart health. Did you know that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some type of cardiovascular disease? Yes, heart disease was the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. and stroke was No. 5. Since having high cholesterol levels — especially “bad” LDL —…

Colds and flu share many symptoms, so it can be difficult to tell the difference between them. In general, flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms are more intense. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, influenza viruses circulate year-round, but most of the time flu activity peaks between December and…

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.  

If you’ve got memory problems, can’t think as clearly as you’d like to, and can’t focus, you’ve probably got brain fog. While it’s very frustrating, brain fog isn’t a medical condition itself. Think of brain fog as a symptom of other medical conditions. What causes brain fog? There are several reasons why brain fog happens….

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  Recent research shows that regular exercise can lower your cancer risk. Cancer is the world’s leading cause of death, but about 1 in 3 cases can be prevented, according to the World Health Organization. Now it looks like prevention can start with exercise. Researchers pooled data from nine published studies that included more than…

Activity Professionals are part of a vitally important profession that helps people live a life that is full of fun and meaningful activities. The holistic and person-directed approach to caring for our elders is a site to behold. We would like to especially acknowledge and applaud our Activity Professionals on the great work they do!…

The thyroid gland is a bow- tie looking gland that sits just above your collarbones. The thyroid is filled with colloid. And colloid is made up mostly of thyroglobulin. When you ingest iodine, it joins the thyroglobulin and changes into two major thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. These hormones travel through your bloodstream and do…

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