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Struggling with arthritis?

Osteoarthritis, or wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition caused by the wear and tear of cartilage and people usually develop this condition after the age of 40. It is the most common type of arthritis. Women are more likely to develop osteoarthritis. Other potential causes are bone deformities, joint injuries, obesity, and having diabetes, underactive thyroid,…

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Learning about Heart Failure

While heart failure can affect anyone at any stage in their life, it is prevalent in people 55 years and older. It is very common. It affects 5.1 million people in the United States. Heart failure is a state where the blood is not pumped in adequate amounts to satisfy the body’s needs. A few…

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UV Safety

With July being UV Safety Month, I’d like to take some time to raise awareness about skin cancer and help people take action to prevent it. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the US. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are the main cause. Other complications include eye problems, a weakened immune system, age…

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Safety, safety, safety by Lisa

With June being National Safety Month, I’d like to bring attention some safety issues. While it’s important to always strive to be safe, the top issues the National Safety Council address are: • Preventing prescription drug abuse • Stopping slips, trips, and falls • Being aware of surroundings • Ending distracted driving • Safety in…

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Living with Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia is a type of spinal cord injury. Quadriplegia occurs from being in a car accident or a sporting accident. A tumor can also cause quadriplegia. The part of the spinal cord inside the neck has become injured. It causes loss of feeling and movement in arms, legs, and the center of the body. Letters…

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Living with Mental Illness

Mental illness is a broad term used to describe a wide range of disorders. Depending on the disorder, the illness can affect one’s ability to work, attend school, and have meaningful relationships. Common mental disorders are major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and alcohol and drug abuse. A commitment from family…

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Hospice is not a death sentence

Hearing that your loved one may need hospice can be very threatening. Hospice care involved much more than simply tending to the terminally ill. Choosing hospice does not necessarily mean end of life, rather it can sometimes prolong life. The earlier hospice is used, the more patients can benefit from the care. Patients can cycle…

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