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…

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….

    National Patient Recognition Week promotes observance of health care patients. This week revolves around patient satisfaction, and upon observing patient satisfaction, Patient Recognition Week promotes the idea that patient involvement is paramount to increase their satisfaction.

  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…

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…

About 5.7 million people in the United States have heart failure. The number of people who have this condition is growing. What is heart failure? Heart failure happens when your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart failure develops over time as the heart’s pumping action grows weaker. Sometimes, the heart…

Join in celebrating National Hand Washing Awareness Week. Regular hand washing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Hand washing is a win…

Exercise at any age is important. But for elderly people it is possibly even more important. Since conditions more common to the elderly impact mobility (Parkinson’s, heart disease, arthritis, etc.), mobility maintenance can really make a difference. A recent study was conducted by the University of Birmingham into the individuals who exercise at any age….

In this video, Line Dancing Maestra Allen presents the fourth episode in his Music & Motion 2019 series.  The idea behind this is to help as many seniors as possible to get moving.  As LDVALI says, “Movement is medicine for the body and soul!”

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