Category Archives: Health and Fitness

National Sleep Awareness Week Is This Month: Are You Sleeping Enough?

How’s your sleep going? Many people in the U.S. don’t get enough quality sleep, and that’s one reason why National Sleep Awareness Week, which was held this month from March 10th to 16th, is so important. Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this year’s theme has been “Begin With Sleep,” and it highlights the importance…
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Heart-Healthy Tips for Caregivers

Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day aren’t the only holidays in February. Did you know that February also is American Heart Month? That means it’s an important month to improve your heart health. If you’re a caregiver for an aging and/or sick family member, it can be easy to neglect your heart health. However, it’s even…
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What Is Normal Memory Loss?

There you are again—wondering where you left your car keys or thinking again about the name of the actor in a movie you recently saw. Your memory was so sharp when you were younger, and now it’s failing you. You’re middle-aged, and you’ve seen older family members struggle with memory loss. Could you have dementia?…
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7 Surprising Facts About Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. With a huge number of Americans affected by prediabetes and diabetes, it’s the perfect time of year to share some surprising facts to help you better understand this disease.   Prediabetes affects one in three American adults. As a refresher, prediabetes is when your blood sugar is in a “danger…
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What Is Breast Cancer Genetic Testing- And Who Should Get It?

You may have noticed a lot of pink around this month because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although survival rates from breast cancer are at an all-time high, breast cancer still devastates many families each year. In addition to preventive screening, some women are using genetic tests for breast cancer to measure their risk.…
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6 Ways That Yoga Can Benefit Seniors

September is National Yoga Month. If you’re not already on the yoga bandwagon, there are plenty of reasons to give it a try. Before you think you have to twist yourself like a pretzel to get the benefits of yoga, think again. Yoga can benefit just about anyone and everyone—at any age or fitness level.…
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