Prolonging your balance as you age

Prolonging your balance as you age

Poor balance increasing the risk of falls becomes more of an issue in older people often due to loss of muscle strength and joint flexibility, as well as reduced vision and reaction time.

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7 tips on overcoming cravings for unhealthy food

7 tips on overcoming cravings for unhealthy food

A dieter’s worst enemy is strong cravings for not-so-healthy foods.  Foods that fall into the “unhealthy or junk food” category are usually defined as overly processed foods high in sugar, fat, salt, or all three, offering little if any nutritional value.

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How to avoid heat stroke this summer

How to avoid heat stroke this summer

Dehydration is another important factor that can lead to heat stroke.  A person who is not consuming sufficient fluids may not be able to sweat fast enough to dissipate heat causing body temperature to rise.

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Vital tips on avoiding nail salon health hazards

Vital tips on avoiding nail salon health hazards

Warmer weather has arrived and that means one thing – the manicure/pedicure season is here.  Spending time at a nail salon treating your finger and toenails to polished perfection, can be a relaxing refuge but be careful – that manicure or pedicure may be more than you bargained for.


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Secrets on maximizing any doctor’s visit

Secrets on maximizing any doctor’s visit

Sitting in the exam room waiting for your doctor to show up can be intimidating.  You believed you were prepared by having several questions ready to ask, but once they enter the room, you couldn’t think of a single one.

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Tips for safe summer grilling

Tips for safe summer grilling

However each year more than 8,900 home fires involving grilling occur.  The incidents escalate during the summer with July being the peak month for grilling fires. 

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3 unique ways to protect your teeth

3 unique ways to protect your teeth

Most of us are likely doing the standard care dentists advise us to do – brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily and see your dentist every six months for a checkup and regular cleaning.  But there are other unique tips we should also be using making sure our pearly whites will be with us our entire life. 

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Top 5 facts to know about rheumatoid arthritis

Top 5 facts to know about rheumatoid arthritis

RA is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation damages the lining of joints, tissues that surround joints (such as tendons), other connective tissue throughout the body and the surface of bones. 

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