World Stroke Day is October 29. This very important day gives us an opportunity to remind —and re-educate– ourselves, our family and our friends about factors that increase the risk of suffering a stroke. This day also provides an opportunity to learn the warning signs, treatments after stroke care and best practices for prevention. What
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Thank you to our guest blogger, Health Coach Kailee, for sharing some Nutrition Tips for National Nutrition Month. Did you know that 68% of all diseases in the United States are diet related? This famous phrase “You are what you eat” has caught the attention of many people and made us start taking a look
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Heart Health February is recognized nationwide as Heart Health month. An important reminder to continue, refresh or start healthy habits for a life time, habits that will contribute to our wellbeing and healthy aging. Good heart health starts with eating less saturated fat, less processed foods and less salty snacks. February is a great month to replace
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Arthritis is not something only seniors deal with. Juvenile arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the United States and can cause a series of discomforts affecting the eyes, skin, muscles, joints, the musculoskeletal system and even the gastrointestinal tract. Juvenile arthritis is known as a pediatric rheumatic disease that describes various types of autoimmune
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May is stroke awareness month. Every year around 800,000 people experience a stroke. This leads to someone dying every 4 minutes. “It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.” [1] The sad thing about this statistic is that up to 80 percent of strokes can
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Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia and “…accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.” [1] Alzheimer’s is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that destroys memory and thinking skills which often leads to the inability to carry out daily tasks. Alzheimer’s disease can range from mild to severe and generally tends
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Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder caused by low dopamine in the brain. This progressive disease destroys nerve cells that produce dopamine making it harder for the brain to send signals to muscles throughout the body. This often results in shaking, difficulty walking, swallowing and coordination. Although there is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease,
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