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Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Disorientation in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Disorientation in seniors with Alzheimer’s

November is the National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is the disease that causes progressive damage in the brain. Disorientation in seniors with Alzheimer’s is one fragment of how Alzheimer’s affects seniors. Currently, Alzheimer’s affects around 5 million Americans. Most of the people with diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are over the age of 65. But early-onset…

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Hip Replacement – Why?

hip replacement

Why would a person choose to do hip replacement surgery? Hips, stand most people in good stead in their early years. Literally. We stand well thanks to the hip joint. We can bend, twist and stretch, and walk and run. The sturdy hip joint supports and allows all that movement.   So, when do problems…

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle Associated with Lower Risk for Dementia

According to the results of a study published online July 14, 2019 in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), living a healthy lifestyle is associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) partly funded the research that was led by researchers from the . It…

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October is National Protect your Hearing Month

October is National Protect your Hearing Month to raise awareness about dangers to hearing from exposure to loud noises. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) Every October the National institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) observes National Protect your Hearing Month. The aim is to raise awareness about the causes of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).…

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A Diet High in Fish may Protect Against Asthma

A study by researchers from James Cook University in Australia found that a diet high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) found in fish showed protection against the occurrence of asthma. On the contrary a diet high in n-6 PUFA found in vegetable oils showed an increase in the incidence of asthma. Results of…

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A TIA Mini Stroke Must Never be Ignored

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini stroke that starts with similar neurological signs as a major ischemic stroke. The only difference is in the amount of time that blood flow to the brain is blocked. In a TIA mini stroke blood flow is only blocked for about five minutes. In a major ischemic…

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Diabetics are at High Risk for Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)

Diabetic Kidney Disease is a Chronic “Silent Disease” Diabetic kidney disease, like chronic kidney disease (CKD), is mainly a “silent disease,” that shows no symptoms. However, until it shows symptoms it slowly damages and destroys the kidneys. Even though there is no cure for it, treatment can be effective in controlling it and preventing it…

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