Flu Shot Season 2020-2021

The 2020 flu season is going to be a little different this year. Sniffles and sneezes were originally considered the first sign of the common cold or influenza. But now, those same symptoms could also be symptoms of COVID-19. Even as COVID-19 continues its onslaught around the country, it’s important Read more…

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Disasters do not plan ahead, but we can. September is National Preparedness Month and encourages people to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The effort is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The 2020 National Preparedness Month’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Read more…

Preventing Kidney Stones

Anyone who has ever had a kidney stone will surely remember it. The pain can be unbearable, coming in waves until the little stone passes through the urinary tract and out of the body. For many people, kidney stones are not a one-time thing. According to the American Urological Association, Read more…

Video Gaming for Seniors

Even though video gaming seems to be a hobby enjoyed primarily by younger people, the majority of video game players happen to be adults according to surveying by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). (1) Video gaming can be an enjoyable and beneficial hobby for seniors. Findings by the ESA state Read more…

Warning – Mini-Stroke

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is like a stroke in that it has similar symptoms, but it only lasts a few minutes and causes no permanent damage or disabilities. It is often referred to as a mini-stroke. TIA happens when there is not enough oxygen reaching the brain. This is Read more…

Supercharge the Immune System

Cold and flu season has arrived. Family members and coworkers are beginning to cough and sneeze in unison. It’s just a matter of time before you join in the phlegmy chorus. However, there are ways to supercharge the immune system to help fight off viral and bacterial infections, and other Read more…