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Is It a Heart Attack? Picture of hands holding a hologram image of a human heart.

Is It a Heart Attack?

The term “silent heart attack” refers to when a person has a heart attack but didn’t know. Surprisingly, a study published recently in Circulation, the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that 45% of heart attacks happen without people being fully aware.1 The problem is that silent heart attacks cause just as much damage […]




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What is Home Health Care?

Home health care (HHC) is a service that can be received in the privacy of your own home.  HHC can support earlier discharge from inpatient settings or prevent hospitalization in the first place, thereby improving health and saving money for you and for Medicare. Examples of home health services you may receive: But what is […]




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Exercising to Build the Immune System

We have all heard the advice: one of the best things we can do to stay healthy, besides a balanced diet, is to stay physically active. This bit of advice has been around for ages, but until recently, researchers did not have much data to support the idea. A systematic review of 16 studies find […]




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Running and Cardiovascular Mortality

Running is a popular leisure-time activity, but little is known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Government have released guidelines recommending at least 75 minutes of high-intensity or 150 minutes moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week. [1,2] The Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study was conducted to examine the […]




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Exercising for Hand Flexibility

Hand function is crucial for maintaining independence for daily life activities. Hands perform countless small and large tasks each day – such as brushing teeth, raking leaves, pouring coffee, sewing, or knitting. Hand stiffness can make simple tasks overwhelming. According to an article published in The Journals of Gerontology, hand function decreases with age in […]




Is There a Link Between Blood Sugar and Dementia? Picture of a black female showing concern for a black male.

Is There a Link Between Blood Sugar and Dementia?

A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that higher blood glucose levels may increase the likelihood of dementia. [1] This statement holds true even for those who do not have diabetes but consistently exhibit higher than average blood sugar tests.  The ability to stay physically active is an important component […]




Snoring? Trouble Sleeping? Try Exercise. Picture of a caucasian male sleeping in bed and a caucasian female in bed holding her pillow around her ears.

Snoring? Trouble Sleeping? Try Exercise.

Insufficient or low-quality sleep may be more than an annoyance. It can be a major health concern meriting a visit to your general practitioner or a sleep specialist. Difficulty sleeping that impairs activities of daily living and lasts greater than three months meets the clinical definition of insomnia. Insomnia can be a disorder or a […]




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Signs of a Stroke

A stroke can be a scary thing to experience. Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke may assist in being able to take quick action and perhaps save a life. The signs of a stroke are: Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, usually on one side of the body. Sudden […]




Is It Dangerous to Hold Your Urine, Picture of shadowed animated figures with legs crossed

Is It Dangerous to Hold Your Urine?

From long haul truckers to teachers, there are many instances when adults find themselves needing to resist the urge to urinate from time to time. While delaying nature’s call for an hour or two won’t pose any health threats, it’s possible to harm our bodies by holding urine for too long or by making a […]




Survey says... American Diabetes Association survey found out what people fear most.

Survey Says…

In August 2008, the American Diabetes Association conducted an online survey to find out what people really fear most. The survey findings showed that, among a rare list of occurrences. The respondents feared the following: • 16% of being in a plane crash • 13% snake bites • 5% being hit by lightning • 4% […]






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