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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a long-lasting nervous system disease which affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. It is also the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults worldwide, with an estimated one million cases in the United States and 2.5 million globally. MS is an unpredictable disease with no known cause, so the… Read more »

Head-Healthy Holidays

No question about it – the holidays can be stressful. Between family functions, neighbors, and reconnecting with friends, it seems like we don’t slow down from November through January. While our brains can benefit from the spiritual boost, the marathon of merriment can quickly take a toll on our well-being. Here are a few tips… Read more »

Your Family Medical History

Most visits to a new doctor, specialist, or hospital begin with the familiar barrage of questions asking you for an accurate account of your wellbeing. Always included in this is “do you or any immediate family members have a history of…”, frequently leading to a long pause as you think to yourself “where do I… Read more »

All that stuff!

Laura Gilbert, a professor and author from Minnesota, recently retired to help take care of her mother. Traveling frequently between her home and her mother’s in Florida, Laura had plenty of time to think about something she had put off for a while: “What are we going to do with all this STUFF?!” Laura’s mother,… Read more »

#wearwhite June 15th

In 2018, an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Due to increased awareness and advances in early detection and treatment options, the mortality rate is in steady decline – its lowest point in 30 years. Research in immunotherapy is at the forefront of this trend and is showing… Read more »

Holiday Gratitude

We wish all of you a wonderful Holiday, filled with love, laughter, and relaxing companionship of family and friends. As the hectic season ensues may we all take a moment to reflect upon the “spirit of the season” let us all try to carry those feelings into our daily lives in the year to come… Read more »

Caring for our minds

Did you know that one in three seniors with mental health concerns never receive treatment? This was a surprise to us as well, considering 20 percent of adults over age 55 suffer from one or more types of mental illness. It is easy to assume that Alzheimers or Dementia would be the most common offender,… Read more »

Summer Heat

Summer is here, and July is typically the hottest month of the year for the Mid-Atlantic. Enjoying the outdoors and soaking in the Vitamin D are a great relief from a dreary spring, but we need to be mindful of the extra stresses on our bodies associated with high temperatures. Keeping a careful eye on… Read more »

Celebrating Summer Responsibly

In many cultures, it’s not a celebration unless it includes alcohol. Many families have drinks specific for a holiday that have been customs for generations and are looked forward to throughout the season. It’s also easy to say “I’m finally retired and I deserve it!” Even though alcohol is a socially acceptable way to unwind… Read more »

Are you ready for an emergency?

In an instant, life can throw us a curve ball. While we can’t be ready for every situation, most emergencies around the house can be navigated safely and effectively if we take a little bit of time to organize. Doing this puts everybody’s minds at ease, knowing we have thought of defenses against those forces… Read more »

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