Healthcare News & Information

It’s Thyroid Awareness Month !

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Taking Blood Pressure Meds At Night Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Taking blood pressure medication at night, instead of in the morning, can lower your risk for a heart attack, according to a recent report. High blood pressure (HBP) is one of the leading causes of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

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Fish Oil, Omega-3 Reduces Inflammation, Improves Circulation

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Fish oil and Omega-3 reduces inflammation and improves your blood circulation. Fish oil contains anti-inflammatory molecules —  called specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs). These molecules exert a powerful effect on white blood cells, and well as controlling blood vessel inflammation.   Previous studies showed that our bodies make SPMs by breaking down essential fatty acids, including…

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It’s December, But Really Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot

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A Flu shot is important, and even though we are in the middle of December, it’s still not too late to get your shot. This advice comes straight from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).   The flu is very contagious — so much so, that it can easily spread from person to person, often…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, 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. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Fear Of Falling Down Is Biggest Concern For Senior Citizens

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The fear of falling down is the biggest concern among senior citizens. And, they have good reason to be afraid as the statistics are alarming. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age. For older people, breaking a bone after a…

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Sickle Cell Anemia May Finally Be Closer To A Cure

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects over 100,000 people, including senior citizens in the United States. It’s passed on from parents to children through genes. These genes start your body to make abnormal hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells.   Healthy red blood cells are round and…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.  

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Skin Care and Aged Adults, What They Need To Know

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Skin care for aged adults is an important issue and November is a great time to discuss this topic. That’s because November is always designated as National Healthy Skin Month.   National Healthy Skin Month is sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. You may not realize it, but our skin reveals a lot about…

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Your Flu Risk Level Depends On Where You Actually Live

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Your flu risk really depends on where you live or work, according to the results of a recent study.   This is important information for you to know as the flu season has started in the United States. There already are reported cases from around the country. Technically everyone is at risk of developing the…

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