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Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Rest easy: How seniors can improve the quality of their sleep

It’s yet another cruel joke played by our aging bodies. You’ve finally retired, and you’re due some much-needed rest – and you find yourself unable to sleep! A 2003 poll by the National Sleep Foundation revealed that 44 percent of Americans over the age of 55 said they had one or more symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week. Why is insomnia – whether acute (lasting a few days to a few weeks) or chronic (lasting more than one month) - more prevalent among the elderly? Neurol...Read More

golden years are great

Understanding and reducing your risk for stroke

Stroke is a condition that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the fifth-leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs. Every minute counts when you’re having a stroke. For every minute after a stroke occurs before treatment, 1.9 mi...Read More

Don’t let tech wreck your relationships

Tips to get Your Grandkids to put down their Cellphones

Don’t let tech wreck your relationships

It’s no secret that society today is immersed in technology. There’s a seemingly countless number of gadgets that can fit in our pockets and capture our imaginations regardless of where we go or who we’re with. Sadly, this epidemic is affecting children as well. While we should all encourage our youth to be technologically-savvy in a world entirely dependent upon technology, it should not come at the expense of communicatio...Read More

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