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Category: General Wellness

Nov 15, 2010

Alzheimer's Awareness Month: National Family Caregivers Month. Part I of III

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. It is appropriate that it is also National Family Caregivers Month, considering the fact that many people afflicted with Alzheimer’s are physically fairly well and often rely on caregivers.

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Oct 25, 2010

Platelet-Rich Plasma: New Option for Soft Tissue Healing

In the past several months, the media has been very attentive to a new sports medicine treatment alternative called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for the treatment of soft tissue injuries in athletes.

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Oct 18, 2010

Osteoporosis Prevention With Exercise at Home: Part 2 of 2

While there is no cure for osteoporosis, being proactive can prevent, slow or stop the progression of this disease. As discussed in last week’s column, a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol use, a well - balanced diet – rich in calcium and vitamin D, and weight –bearing exercises – such as walking and weight training are essential in the prevention and treatment of this disease. 

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Sep 27, 2010

Steamtown Marathon Runners: Remember to Hydrate

Proper hydration is essential for the comfort and safety of the recreational and serious athlete. Hydration is critical to maintain cardiovascular function, body temperature and muscle performance.

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Sep 13, 2010

Exercise and Cancer Prevention: Race for the Cure Part 2 of 2

To prevent cancer, doctors recommend that you avoid smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, and eating preservatives and artificial sweeteners. And there is a growing body of scientific evidence that physical activity and exercise can be used as a primary prevention against cancer.

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Aug 2, 2010

Spend Time Outdoors--It's Good For You!

It is reported that Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors and that number increases with age. The truth of the matter is the risk of being one with nature is far less than the ill effects of a life stuck indoors. Please consider the following benefits of spending time outdoors.

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Jul 19, 2010

Dehydration and the Elderly - Part 3 of 3 - Prevent Dehydration

Because of the possibility of the life-threatening, and at best life-altering, consequences of dehydration, prevention is best defense against dehydration. Consider some of the following practical tips to promote optimal hydration.

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Jul 12, 2010

Dehydration and the Elderly - Part 2 of 3 - Benefits of Adequate Hydration

Fluid balance is vital for body functions. If you are elderly or care for the elderly, understand that this may be one problem that you can often control. It is important for you to understand the many conditions complicated by dehydration.

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Jul 5, 2010

Dehydration and the Elderly - Part 1 of 3

Summer heat is here and the risk of dehydration continues for one specific group, the elderly. Age, diet, illness and medications are some of the many reasons why elders suffer from dehydration not only in the summer heat, but year round.

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Jun 28, 2010

High Heels Look Like Heaven But Feel Like Hell!

Today, women have suffered great physical pain to continue this fashion trend popularized by every Playboy model and Miss America swimsuit contestant. High Heels – Look Like Heaven But Feel Like Hell! Recent research supports the fact that these fashion stilts are unhealthy.

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