Eat Healthy During Holidays …

It is possible to eat healthy during the holidays. Even with the multitude of parties and overabundance of food, you can achieve a healthy balance…with a little planning.   Incorporate these quick tips from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ website, Eat Right’s article entitled, “Healthful Tips for Healthy Holiday Parties” and you will be good to go: Start your...

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Alzheimer’s and the Holidays …

We have come to the end of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Yet, with last week being Thanksgiving, it is a good time to look at Alzheimer’s and the holidays. The fact is everyday life with an Alzheimer family member can be challenging. Add in the holiday’s, which are already stressful, can become tension-filled.   Families will be gathering and celebrating. We...

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Alzheimer’s, Dementia and You…

Alzheimer and dementia are related but different. According to Alzheimers.net, “the National Institute on Aging (NIA) states, dementia is a brain disorder that affects communication and performance of daily activities and Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that specifically affects parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.”   Alzheimer.net shares the following facts on Alzheimer:  ...

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Are you at risk for diabetes…

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type...

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Breast Cancer and Men

Male breast cancer is rare but a reality. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, let’s take a minute to discuss Male Breast Cancer. Male breast cancer is rare. In the United States in 2017 there were 2,470 new cases and 460 deaths of male breast cancer. Even though rare, men should not dismiss breast cancer. The average age of...

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Bullying: Who does it hurt

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. There are numerous types of bullying. We are focusing on school and workplace bullying. How they are defined and ways to stop bullying. Studies show that 1 out of 5 children report being bullied at school. What determines school bullying? Stopbullying.org describes bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a...

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Breast Cancer: Early Detection is Key

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Did you know 1 in 8 women born today will face the diagnosis of breast cancer in their lifetime? Breast cancer is the number #2 cancer in women today. Yet, there is reason to celebrate because more women survive breast cancer…the key is early detection and treatment. The best way to detect breast...

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