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Signs a Caregiver May Be Burning Out and How to Help

Caring for the elderly or chronically ill can take its toll on even the most kind-hearted, generous people. They take on the responsibility out of love, or sometimes obligation, and can all too often find themselves in over their heads. Caregivers frequently get so wrapped up in taking care of others that they forget to…

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Flu Season Off To An Early Start: More Than 3 Million Cases in USA

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 80,000 people lost their lives to the flu in 2018. If that was any indication of things to come, then 2019 could be record-breaking. The CDC is closely monitoring the number of people affected by the flu this year, and the numbers are staggering.…

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Diabetes and IBD Can Raise Your Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The exact cause of Rheumatoid arthritis has escaped the diagnosis of the medical community for some time. However, the mayo clinic is possibly a step closer to the answer. The Clinic recently published a study that examined 3,276 people. Of this group, 821 of the individuals suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers were able to conclude that sufferers…

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Shingles Vaccine Now in Short Supply Due to Demand

Are you hoping to get your shingles vaccine? If so, you may have a wait. The high demand for this vaccine has led to a shortage of it in some areas. You can still get this vaccine if you know where to look and how to ask for the immunization. What Are the Shingles? The shingles is…

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Over 60? Here’s Why You Should Still Work Out

If you’re over 60, you might think you need to slow down a bit in your daily life. While you might get to slow down in some aspects of your life, one area where you need to stay active remains your level of physical activity. Individuals over the age of 60 need to either start…

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Our Cholesterol Levels Are Decreasing: What Does It Mean

The cholesterol levels of average Americans are decreasing. This raises the question of whether that means Americans now have better heart health? It’s a complex question to which there’s no simple answer. Cholesterol is actually vital for human existence. However, high cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for America’s leading cause of death,…

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Don’t Like Vegetables? It May Be Genetic

The Dislike for Vegetables If an individual does not like the taste of vegetables, it may be due to their genes. Genes can make the taste of vegetables seem bitter for certain individuals. The taste gene is real and can impact the way different people taste certain flavors. As people get older, there is a decrease…

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How to Stimulate Appetite

It’s safe to say that most people have problems controlling their appetite especially with the not-so-healthy foods such as cookies, cakes, donuts, candy and all the other processed carbs that are on the grocery shelves and served in fast-food restaurants. They taste so good, but they are extremely low nutritional value, so they don’t add…

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8 Techniques to Help Improve Your Memory

As we age, it’s possible we’ll experience some memory loss. However, you could have suffered a tragic accident and struggle to remember simple things. Whatever the case, there are ways to get your memory back in working order. Try these eight techniques to help improve your memory. 1. Exercise Exercise is known to clear our minds and…

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People With Higher Optimism More Likely to Live ‘Exceptionally Long Lives’

While most of us would admit that optimistic people are happier, now there is even more good news for the “glass is half full” crowd. ScienceDaily reports that a study conducted over decades links an optimistic outlook with living longer. In fact, findings indicate that optimistic people are more likely to live to age 85…

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