Split Rock Health Tips!

Vitamin D, What It Is And Why You Need it For Optimal Health

Vitamin D is called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ since your body produces it in response to sun exposure. You can also get your daily dosage through food and supplements. Vitamin D is important for a number of reasons. It helps protect against a range of conditions such as cancer, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. The…

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Eating Healthy This Summer Is Smart, Choose Brown Rice

Eating healthy all year around is important for good health, and even more so during the warm summer months. Tempting high calorie treats such as ice cream, beers, soft drinks, and barbecues call out to us. Of course, have fun but don’t stray too far. Good nutrition is the key to good health. A great…

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Celebrate Men’s Health Month Now In The Month of June

Celebrate Men’s Health Month this week of June 11-17 and throughout the entire month of June. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment. This month gives doctors, family, and the media an opportunity to get men to take care of their health.…

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Anxiety Mid Life A Risk Factor For Dementia In Seniors

Anxiety in mid life can lead to dementia in seniors, according to recent studies. The research was done by Amy Gimson, a researcher at the University of Southampton’s Faculty of Medicine in the United Kingdom. Gimson and colleagues observed that several studies found a link between anxiety and late-onset dementia. Late onset dementia is the most prevalent form and affects…

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Paleo Diet: What It Is, How It’s Done, Does It Work?

The Paleo Diet is one of a scores of diet fads that populate the American landscape. Of course, as you well know, dieting is one of America’s great pastimes. Do a survey, and I’m sure dieting would be more popular than baseball, football, or McDonalds. Have you ever heard of the Paleo Diet? Do you…

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Alcohol Awareness April 2018, Spread The Message

April 2018 is Alcohol Awareness month. Alcohol Awareness: Know The Dangers Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. This April is a chance to spread the word about strategies…

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Stress: Take This Great Advice On How To Get Relief

Stress is a daily occurrence for all of us. Whether it’s the daily round-trip work commute, hassles with the boss and work colleagues, or an avoidable spat with the spouse, it’s there. And, if you don’t bring your stress under control, it can you make you very sick, and even kill you.      …

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Diabetes Management Made Easy With New Technologies

Diabetes is a serious disease that happens when your body has trouble managing and using blood glucose, a sugar that your body uses as fuel. When you have diabetes, you must constantly monitor your blood sugar levels. And now, fortunately, new technologies are being tested to make it easier for you to control diabetes and…

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Flu Arriving Earlier, Worse Than Last Year, CDC Warns

The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but early data collections suggest that it will ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual. So warns the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu activity increased in November, a month earlier than usual. As of season Week 47 (ending November 25), the most…

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Liver Disease In The Elderly: Causes And Treatments

Liver function decreases with age as its size and blood flow decrease.The prevalence of chronic liver disease is increasing in the elderly population.  Investigating the older person with abnormal liver function is important; even with mild abnormalities. For example, metabolism decreases and some drugs are not inactivated as quickly in older people as they are…

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