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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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Ways You Can Improve Your Memory As You Age

Ways and techniques to improve your memory as you age and enter your senior citizen years can be very helpful. Ways: Exercise Physical exercise has a direct impact on brain health.  Exercise reduces the risk of cognitive decline with age and protects the brain against degeneration. The results of a 2017 study suggest that aerobic exercise can…

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Can Overweight Fat People Still Be Physically Fit?

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Many fat people, even though they have health issues, still claim that they are physically fit. They point to a MARS 2019 Doublebase Study on consumer health, which shows that a few pounds overweight can combine with healthy lab test results.  But is this actually medically and scientifically true?   It’s important to know because…

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House Passes A Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

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The House passes a bill today, actually a landmark bill that will lower prescription drug prices. It caps out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare enrollees and direct the federal government to negotiate the price of high-cost, lifesaving medications.   The bill passed with a 230-192 vote, and now goes to the Senate for approval. House…

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Snacks Can Be Nutritious, Healthy, And Still Taste Great

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Snacks are the great American pastime, (sorry baseball fans), an activity that all of us are eager to do. Eating between meals is fun. So much so, that nearly a quarter of the calories American adults eat every day come from snacks, according to federal nutrition data. Snacks, according to the Centers for Disease Control…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.  

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, Know The Facts

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Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. November is designated as National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Do you know what epilepsy is? It is the 4th most common neurological disease. While anyone of any age and any…

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November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. The purpose is to increase awareness of diabetes and diabetic eye disease and encourage diabetics to get treatment for vision problems.   According to Prevent Blindness America, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults. All people with diabetes are at risk for vision loss…

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Dementia Risk Is Greater In People Eating High Amounts Trans Fats

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Your dementia risk is greater if you eat large amounts of trans fats, a recent study reports. What are trans fats, you ask? There are two primary sources of trans fats in the human diet: natural and artificial. Natural trans fats are present in small amounts in dairy products and the meat of some animals.…

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