Monthly Archives: September 2013

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Doctors are always checking our blood pressure and rattling off numbers, but just what do those numbers mean? Blood pressure is typically recorded as two numbers, written as a ratio like this: Read as “117 over 76 millimeters of mercury” … Continue reading

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Tackling Stomach Problems

It hits tens of millions of people right in the gut, literally! Chronic intestinal distress, like irritable bowel syndrome, can make life miserable. However, one doctor says food, instead of pharmaceuticals, could help tame your tummy. Click here to learn … Continue reading

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Fall Prevention Exercises

One out of three adults age 65 and older falls each year.  Among older adults (those 65 or older), falls are the leading cause of injury death. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Therapy Helps Stroke Patients

Each year 700 thousand people suffer a stroke in the United States. Until now, the only recovery for paralysis brought on by the stroke was lengthy rehabilitation. Now, a new stem cell therapy is helping stroke patients move again.  For … Continue reading

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Lesser Known Heart Disease Symptoms

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 1 million lives annually.  In fact, more people die of heart disease than of AIDS and all cancers combined. This year … Continue reading

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Reduce Stress and Memory Loss in One

We’ve heard for years how stress can wreak havoc on your body. Now, it’s clear stress also can harm your mind.  Indeed, in the brain those stress hormones weaken blood vessels, kill off neurons and even shrink the hippocampus, a … Continue reading

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Running Over 50

For many of us over 50 caring for our health becomes our last worry, after nurturing our career, family, and household. Here are some tips to start small by running from AARP. Click here to view informational video.  

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Grandparent Week!!

1 in 6 Americans live in a multi-generational household and 2.7 million grandparents are responsible for the basic needs of the children living with them. Grandparents are affording $2.43 Billion dollars of school tuition for their grandchildren this year. 34% … Continue reading

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Dealing with Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease isn’t easy. The bad news is that Alzheimer’s is not curable. The good news is that the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease can last for years in some cases—and you can still live a … Continue reading

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ALZ Patients Mentor Med Students

ALZ patients spend semester with med students to help future doctors understand the daily effects of Alzheimer’s.  The program is helping improve medical student knowledge and familiarity with Alzheimer’s, while heightening sensitivity and empathy towards dementia patients, according to recent … Continue reading

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