Split Rock Health Tips!

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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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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Colorectal Screenings Urged For Seniors, For Early Detection

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Colorectal screenings done for senior citizens are being urged by the American College of Physicians (ACP), in their latest report. They urge that early detection is very important.   They stress the need for millions of aged Americans to get tested, even if they have no symptoms or family history of the disease.   In…

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Hypertension Increases Your Risk For Dementia And Memory Loss

It is well known and accepted that hypertension increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. But, did you know that it also can increase your risk for Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re surprised, right? That’s because few long-term studies have examined the effect of high blood pressure with memory loss and cognitive decline.  …

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Can You Get The Flu In August? Yes, You Sure Can

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Can you get the flu in August? Sounds far-fetched, right — but the answer is — definitely yes!   Of course, you should be surprised, since the flu season goes from October through May. But, nevertheless, flu-like symptoms (sore throat, cough) can creep up literally whenever they feel like it.   The CDC also confirms that…

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Hearing Loss And Declining Vision Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

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Hearing loss as well as declining vision is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to studies reported at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2019 in Los Angeles.   While declines in hearing and vision have each been linked to Alzheimer’s in the past, a decline in both senses actually increases the risks. This can happen even…

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Are Benefits Of Exercise Hyped Up Or Really Accurate?

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The benefits of exercise are constantly being written about, both in the popular press, medical publications and the media. This is especially true in articles that are geared to senior citizens.   The question, however, is whether this information is truly accurate, or is it mostly hype? Perhaps if we just exercised occasionally, would that…

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Business Apps Can Help Seniors Handle Their Money Safely

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Business apps easily accessible for downloading from the internet provide seniors with an easy way to manage their money safely. Here are several business apps that can help you manage your money safely on a secure platform.       Business Apps: Tip Yourself How it works: Link your bank account to a separate “tip jar”…

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Effective Ways You Can Use To Stop Getting Robocalls

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There are effective ways you can use to stop getting annoying robocalls. These calls are annoying, disruptive, and the majority of them are scams and frauds.   Indeed, robocalls are the number one complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with about 500,000 complaints coming in every month.month.   However, help may be on the…

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