Stress Warning Signs

Stress can affect your well-being in general and can also lead to a number of emotional and physical disorders such as depression, anxiety, and hypertension. The first step in addressing your stress is recognizing it. Here are a few common warning signs to look out for: Frequent headaches Teeth grinding Upset stomach Dry mouth Chest …

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Mother Knows Best

Motherism: The use of words that only a mother would use when talking or referring to her children. No matter where or when you grew up, you are likely to relate to the advice and admonishments mothers frequently voice when parenting. See if these classic, and sometimes comical, “motherisms” sound familiar. Eat your vegetables, they’re good for …

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Tips for Beating the Heat

Winter is finally over and as we head into spring and summer there are precautions we can take to avoid heat exhaustion. Water – Drink plenty! It is our best defense against dehydration and becoming overheated. Clothing – Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothing. Wear UV protection clothing. Meals – Small meals lesson a heavy …

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Monthn and provides a great opportunity to speak up avout this condition. PD affects millions of people around the globe. However, speaking up is exactly what many Parkinson’s patients struggle with. Nearly 90% of people with Parkinson’s experience speech problems such as a soft or breathy voice, monotone, hoarseness, and …

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Home Assessment Regarding Falls

No matter what age we are, we should always take time to evaluate our home for safety. Remember to assess the outside of your home also. Do you use throw rugs and carpets? These can be a tripping hazard and in most instances should be removed. Do you wear floppy slippers or a long bathrobe? …

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RecipieCorner – Black Bean Corn Salad

Whether used as a side dish or as your favorite salsa, this is a winner! Black Bean Corn Salad 30 oz can black beans, drained rinsed 30 oz can sweet corn kernels, drained 2 jalapeno, chopped (optional) 1 red onion, chopped 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 5 T lime juice …

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ICE and your cell phone

Are you familiar with ICE? This stands for In Case of Emergency. All Apple iPhones have a built-in health app. If you have an Android phone follow the direction here. Why should you complete the ICE app?This app puts your emergency health information on the lock screen of your phone so EMTs, police, or the …

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Flu Season Extended

Seems as though the flu has decided to hang around for awhile. Do you know how to help prevent yourself from the flu? Get a flu vaccineIt is recommended that you receive the flu vaccine annually. By receiving the vaccine you can help reduce the possibility of getting the flu, or if you do get …

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