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Recognizing Caregivers and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

President Barack Obama named November as National Family Caregivers Month to recognize those friends and family members who give love, care and support to those Americans who are in need a little extra help. Older citizens, anyone living with disabilities, and those returning home from war with physical or mental difficulties often rely on the… Read more »

October is Lupus Awareness Month

A chronic, autoimmune disease that is noncontiguous, lupus can attack any part of the body, causing inflammation and pain in the region being affected. Lupus can affect individuals of any age, though it most often attacks women between the ages of 15 and 44. There is no cure for this disease, but patients often experience… Read more »

October is Liver Awareness Month

The second largest organ in the body, your liver filters toxins from your blood and processes the foods you eat into energy and nutrients. More than 30 million Americans suffer from some form of liver disease, a shocking statistic that makes it more important than ever to lead a healthy lifestyle. October is Liver Awareness… Read more »

Educate Yourself During World Alzheimer’s Month

As September comes to a close, we want to remind children to pay close attention to their elderly parents who seem to be displaying signs of forgetfulness and confusion. An important chance to learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia, World Alzheimer’s Month has provided us with a wealth of knowledge. Caring for a family member… Read more »

Managing your Arthritis Pain

An informal term that is used to describe more than 100 different conditions, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Symptoms usually worsen over the years, with swelling and stiffness being two of the most common pains. This September, celebrate Arthritis Awareness Month by educating yourself about the four main types… Read more »

September is Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

A group of diseases that weaken the muscles of the body, some forms of muscular dystrophy form during childhood, while others begin to appear later in life. These genetic disorders make it difficult to move and often result in the loss of the ability to walk. Currently, there is no cure available to stop or… Read more »

When Memory Fails

Do you forget where you put your keys? Are you confounded when you see your neighbor’s youngest son and can’t remember his name? Where are your reading glasses? How much forgetfulness is normal—and when should you be concerned? Becoming more forgetful is a natural part of aging.  “One of the manifestations of brain age is… Read more »

How To Remove Ticks

Got ticks? get soap and a cotton ball…read on “I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in those places where it’s sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark… Read more »

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