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Why You Might Get the Flu Twice This Year

Nobody wants to get the flu. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop it from happening. There might be a number of different reasons that a person comes down with the flu, not the least of which involves being around other people who have already been infected with it. Unless you plan on isolating yourself from virtually every […]

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Memory Cafes: How They Help Those With Dementia and Their Caregivers

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia is upsetting enough. Then comes the isolation, not only for those with dementia but also for their caregivers. As those with dementia experience memory loss, communication challenges, confusion, and disorientation, their caregivers are noticing the changes as well. These may include personality changes, forgetfulness, and other characteristics that are out […]

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Heart Disease and How it Affects Women

There are times when modern technologies like the Internet make women wish the good old days of medicine were back. In previous days, medical information wasn’t a part of newspapers or magazines. The exception was the advertisement of potions promised to heal everything. Today, medical information and research is more available to us than ever […]

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Did You Know? Shower Curtains Have the Most Germs In Your Bathroom

The Germs in Your Shower Curtain You most likely look forward to a relaxing shower at the end of a long day. You may not be aware bacteria and germs are most likely growing on your shower curtain. There are probably more germs on your shower curtain than throughout your entire bathroom. According to the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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