National Wellness Month

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often forget to take a moment for ourselves. This August, let’s embark on a transformative journey, nurturing our physical, mental, and emotional health. True wellness extends beyond physical fitness. It is a harmonious balance of mind, body, and spirit. Let’s begin with self-awareness. Take time…

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Air Pollution Linked to Chronic and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Research has shown that air pollution is a major risk for chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and stroke. Recent studies show that air pollution is also a major risk for contracting chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, kidney disease and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists are often puzzled why a…

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A Happy Optimistic Partner Promotes Better Health for their Spouse

Here is an Appropriate Study for Valentine’s Day! A study by researchers at Michigan State University found that a happy optimistic partner promotes better health for their spouse as they grow old together. This lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), dementia and cognitive decline. The study was published November 29, 2019 in the Journal…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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FDA will Require 13 New Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

On August 15, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that there will be 13 new required health warnings on cigarette packages. Each warning will be accompanied by graphic colored photos showing the horrible consequences of diseases caused by smoking. The goal is to educate the public about some of the less commonly known…

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Smoking is Deadly for Seniors

It is never too late to quit smoking, but of course the longer you smoke the more damage is done to your body. Smoking is deadly for seniors, as the health risks from smoking are multiplied in seniors because of the challenges of aging. Why Seniors Should Quit Smoking If you have made it into…

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