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Falls: Are you at risk?

Falls: Are you at risk?

  • Calelle Cooper
  • Jun 01, 2020

How can a fall impact your life? In a given year, for 800,000 patients it means a hospital visit and for 300,000 patients it means a hip fracture. One out of five falls results in a serious injury. These injuries can make it hard do every day activates and are a major cause for hospital or facility admission. Falls are typically multifactorial and once you have passed the age of 65, you should meet with your physician and undergo a fall risk assessment yearly. This would include a medication assessment, physical exam, function assessment, and e...

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May

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The Less Known Long-term Effects of Anxiety (And Overcoming Them)

The Less Known Long-term Effects of Anxiety (And Overcoming Them)

  • Admin
  • May 06, 2020

Anxiety is an overwhelming psychological phenomenon and the worst part is that few people are treated for it.. Many shrug off their symptoms as signs of lethargy, mood disturbances or burnout. This could lead to years and decades of suffering without treatment. When ignored, anxiety may trigger full-blown panic attacks, which mimic severe health conditions such as a stroke or heart attack. By identifying every symptom and accepting the condition “at work” , anyone can overcome paralyzing anxiety.    Anxiety: An Outdat...

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May

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Treating Depression

Treating Depression

  • Admin
  • May 01, 2020

Millions of Americans experience major depression each year. If you're one of them, please talk to someone about your experiences. Depression is one of the most easily treatable of all mental health disorders. The large majority of people who seek treatment for depression achieve positive results. Depression is a serious illness, and you should always talk to a trained medical professional before making decisions about how you treat it.

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Apr

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What is Anxiety and How is it Treated?

What is Anxiety and How is it Treated?

  • Admin
  • Apr 08, 2020

Mental health is an extremely important component of your overall well-being. Unfortunately, our fast-paced lifestyle frequently harms mental health. One of the most common mental health disorders is anxiety. This article will help you understand what anxiety is and how it's treated. Use this information to make informed choices about your mental health care. What is Anxiety? Anxiety is the response your body has to stress. It manifests when someone is afraid of what is going on or what is to come. Everyone experiences some degree of anxiety ...

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Apr

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Understanding Comorbidity: Two or More Mental Health Conditions

Understanding Comorbidity: Two or More Mental Health Conditions

  • Admin
  • Apr 01, 2020

Understanding Comorbidity: Two or More Mental Health Conditions Mental health can be a very delicate and complex thing. A single mental health disorder is hard enough to deal with - so what about people with more than one condition? This article explains mental health comorbidity - the condition of having more than one mental health disorder. We'll cover what comorbidity is, how common it is, and how it's treated. Use this information to make informed decisions about mental health care for yourself or someone you care about. What Is Comorbidi...

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Mar

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How to Stay Healthy On the Road

How to Stay Healthy On the Road

  • Admin
  • Mar 11, 2020

Whether you are a trucker or a traveling salesperson, life working on the road can be tough. There are deadlines to meet, you need to be constantly alert, and there's a lot to do in a short space of time. But there's another unseen risk to this way of working. Sitting for long periods of time is now a big health risk along with being overweight and smoking. It is connected to developing diabetes and other medical conditions. So, staying healthier on the road has never been more important. Here's how you can include healthy habits into...

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Mar

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All About the Keto Diet

All About the Keto Diet

  • Admin
  • Mar 03, 2020

Of all the "buzzword" diets tossed around these days, there's one specific diet that's garnered more talk than most of the others. That is, of course, the "keto diet." You've probably heard talk about this diet on news reports, the internet, or through social media posts from friends and family. But what exactly is the keto diet - and what are its positives and negatives? What kind of foods can - and can't - you eat on the diet? How can you get started on it? Let's take a deep dive into the keto diet here. Here is our guide to the keto diet! ...

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Feb

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5 Ways to Boost Your Folate Intake

5 Ways to Boost Your Folate Intake

  • Admin
  • Feb 18, 2020

Folate is a vital B-Vitamin (Vitamin B-9) that we can’t produce within our bodies. That means we have to get it from our diet, so it’s good to know which foods and drinks contain good amounts of folate. Red wine is a contender, but if you need to boost your folate intake, drinking gallons of red wine isn’t the healthiest way to do it! Here are five easy, healthy ways to boost your folate intake, and help support your body’s cellular regrowth and neural health. Asparagus A small serving of cooked asparagus, about half a cup, cove...

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Feb

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5 Methods to Protect Your Heart the Natural Way

5 Methods to Protect Your Heart the Natural Way

  • Admin
  • Feb 01, 2020

The heart is one of the most precious organs in the human body (alongside the brain). The fist-sized wonder pumps blood in the body throughout our lifetime without a single day off (beating 3 billion times during the average lifespan of a person). Talk about dedication!    Unfortunately, the heart is also a delicate mechanism that requires constant care and maintenance. What we eat, how we sleep and the amount of exercise we’re getting all contribute to heart health.  Heart disease remains the leading cause of death ...

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Jan

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Ten Tips for a Healthy Heart

Ten Tips for a Healthy Heart

  • Admin
  • Jan 26, 2020

As we get older, there's an essential body part (among many others) that needs to get kept in tip-top shape - your heart. Keeping your heart healthy as you get older is a crucial element in maintaining your body's overall health. So, how can you assure that your ticker is top-of-line as you get older? Here are our ten tips for a healthy heart. Don't Skip Your Yearly Checkup! No matter what steps you take to maintain your healthy heart, some problems only trained doctors can detect. Making sure you keep your appointment for a yearly phys...

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Jan

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Why a Healthy Mouth is Good for Your Heart

Why a Healthy Mouth is Good for Your Heart

  • Admin
  • Jan 14, 2020

There are plenty of reasons to take good care of your teeth. You know this because your dentist reminds you, every time you sit back in that chair and open your mouth. It’s a good bet, however, that you’ve never been told about one of the most important reasons to floss and brush faithfully: A growing body of medical research indicates that good oral hygiene is directly linked to better cardiac health. Here’s a look at what scientists are learning about the link between your mouth and your heart: Set your tooth-brushing timer! The Ameri...

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Dec

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6 natural alternatives to antidepressants

6 natural alternatives to antidepressants

  • Admin
  • Dec 11, 2019

We live in a society where strong pills are prescribed at the first sign of trouble. But while antidepressants are a necessary precaution for people with severe and clinical depression, there are scores of patients prescribed medication they needn’t be taking. If you suffer from moderate levels of anxiety, depression or unhappiness, you might very well find real relief from all-natural techniques with none of the side effects a potent pharmaceutical drug inevitably delivers. At the very least, you could do far worse than incorporating one o...

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6 Crowd-Pleasing Dishes for Seasonal Holiday Parties

6 Crowd-Pleasing Dishes for Seasonal Holiday Parties

  • staff
  • Dec 11, 2019

  Want to be the talk of your next holiday potluck? Bring an innovative dish that is chock-full of flavor, and everyone will be asking for the recipe. Here are six crowd-pleasing sides and appetizers for your next seasonal soiree. Goat Cheese and Pistachio Balls Blend 4 ounces plain goat cheese, 8 ounces cream cheese, 2 tablespoons honey and 2 teaspoons fresh thyme in a mixer. Form the mixture into a ball and roll it in half a cup of chopped pistachios. Cool for 1 hour. Fancy Hashbrown Casserole Cook 1 pound of chopped bacon in a fryi...

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Nov

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Seven superfoods and supplements to add to your diet

Seven superfoods and supplements to add to your diet

  • Admin
  • Nov 23, 2019

As the old saying goes, everything in moderation, right? Well, sort of. If you’re talking about the foods and supplements we’ve got listed below, it’s hard to see how you could ever pollute your body by eating too many of them, and if anything, people don’t eat enough of these tasty superfoods. From the brain-powering goodness of salmon oil to the energy boosting properties of ginger, there’s something for everyone in this list. So sit back and enjoy (while taking notes for your next trip to the grocery store). Ginger Zingiber offi...

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Nov

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What's a Keto Diet?

What's a Keto Diet?

  • Admin
  • Nov 15, 2019

A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burning machine. It has many proven benefits for weight loss, health and performance, as millions of people have experienced already. The “keto” in a ketogenic diet comes from the fact that it makes the body produce small fuel molecules called “ketones”. This is an alternative fuel for the body, used when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. Ketones are produced if you eat very few carbs (that are quickly broken down into blood sugar) and only ...

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Oct

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Turmeric: An Ancient Spice with 21st Century Health Benefits

Turmeric: An Ancient Spice with 21st Century Health Benefits

  • Admin
  • Oct 09, 2019

You may be familiar with the slight bitterness that rounds out the flavors of curry and other Asian dishes. This taste comes from turmeric, an ancient golden-colored spice now enjoying a moment in the spotlight. Once traded along along the great Silk Road by Marco Polo, turmeric is acknowledged by today’s medical researchers as a source of numerous health benefits. These include relieving pain, (one study found turmeric as effective as Advil), as well as fighting inflammation, cancer, indigestion, and more. Respected for Over 4000 Years...

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Sep

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Top 5 Natural Supplements to Help You Sleep Better

Top 5 Natural Supplements to Help You Sleep Better

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Sep 26, 2019

Restless sleep, insomnia, and waking up tired and lethargic are maladies that affect millions of people daily. Television is filled with commercials for pharmaceutical solutions to help you sleep, but these manufactured drugs often come with unwanted side effects. Thankfully, there are a number of natural supplements to help you sleep better that are easy to find both in pharmacies and online. If you are having trouble sleeping, consider trying one of these 5 natural sleep aids. Melatonin Perhaps the most well known and oft-recommended n...

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Sep

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Developing a Healthy Routine Can Improve Your Life

Developing a Healthy Routine Can Improve Your Life

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Sep 10, 2019

Do you have a healthy routine in place? If you're wanting to make positive changes in your life, it's a good idea to take a look at your everyday routine. You can make your life better by developing good habits and making smart choice. This can help you feel better each day and it improve both your personal and your professional life. Ready to make some changes so that you feel great and live a life you love? Check out some of our top suggestions for developing healthy routines: Be Sure to Get Enough Sleep It's essential to your health that y...

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Aug

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5 Ways to Boost Your Folate Intake

5 Ways to Boost Your Folate Intake

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Aug 27, 2019

Folate is a vital B-Vitamin (Vitamin B-9) that we can’t produce within our bodies. That means we have to get it from our diet, so it’s good to know which foods and drinks contain good amounts of folate. Red wine is a contender, but if you need to boost your folate intake, drinking gallons of red wine isn’t the healthiest way to do it! Here are five easy, healthy ways to boost your folate intake, and help support your body’s cellular regrowth and neural health. Asparagus A small serving of cooked asparagus, about half a cup, covers abo...

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Aug

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5 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

5 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Aug 07, 2019

There are an amazing amount of health benefits from a cup of green tea. This drink has been in existence for centuries, but its natural properties are not always appreciated. Just a simple change to your lifestyle by adding a cup or two of green tea each day can work wonders on your health and here's why. Green Tea Improves Brain Health Green tea not only keeps people awake but it also enhances brain activity to make people think clearly. It contains caffeine but not as much as coffee. This active ingredient stimulates the brain and makes you...

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