Gardening this summer?

Did you know that gardeners can be prone to tetanus infections? Whether you’re new to gardening or have a green thumb, remember to keep your health and safety a priority. 84% of Americans participate in gardening or yard work every year; 31% of tetanus cases reported between 1998 and 2000 came from garden, yard, or farm injuries. Tetanus …

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Five Ways to Stay Safe During a Hurricane

Our hurricane season has begun. From June 1st thru November 30th each year we have the most hurricanes. While it may be fun to see the different names of the season, it is no fun to get caugh unprepared.

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Healthy Brain Foods

The foods we eat play an important role in keeping our brain healthy and can improve specific memory and cognitive function. What is your go to superfood? Dark, leafy greens. Following a diet that consists mostly of leafy greens can slow cognitive decline in aging adults with Alzheimer’s and can even reduce one’s chance of …

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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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