It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Age Discrimination Still Hurting Seniors In The Workplace

Age discrimination against senior citizens in the workplace still exists in the year 2020, according to a recent survey.   At this time, about 35 percent of the U.S. population is now age 50 or older. Yet, in 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — the nation’s workforce watchdog — issued a damning report…

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Honoring National Blood Donor Month

Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According to the World Health Organization, “blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its…

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Lifestyle Changes Can Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Lifestyle changes can help lower your high blood pressure (HBP), according to a recent report. If you’re diagnosed with stage 1 hypertension (a top number between 130 and 139, you may think you need to start medication. But, there be no reason to so, right away. In fact, a 2017 Johns Hopkins study of more…

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Airplanes Are Full Of Germs, How To Prevent From Getting Sick

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Airplanes are full of germs. Don’t be surprised. The fact is that airplanes are the perfect venue for germs to thrive: They have close quarters, frequent passenger turnaround and recirculated air. In addition, you should be aware of the hot spots that harbor the most germs. According to Travelmath, they are your tray table, overhead…

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Happy Holidays !!!

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!

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Playing Video Games Keeps Seniors Mentally Sharp And Connected

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Playing video games can keep senior citizens mentally sharp and socially connected, reports a recent study from AARP.   Growing older doesn’t have to mean a decline in mental health. Indeed, just the opposite outcome is attainable. The survey from AARP shows that playing video games among seniors is booming. For example, in the last…

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Alzheimer’s Researchers Working Diligently To Find A Cure

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Alzheimer’s researchers are working hard to find a cure for this disease. They are  exploring a number of new approaches and testing a variety of treatments. Right now, almost 6 million Americans are living with this dementia-causing disease. At the recent 12th annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) — experts shared some just completed…

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