Celebrating Activity Professionals Week

Activity Professionals are part of a vitally important profession that helps people live a life that is full of fun and meaningful activities. The holistic and person-directed approach to caring for our elders is a site to behold. We would like to especially acknowledge and applaud our Activity Professionals on the great work they do! [Read More]

In 2002, the American Diabetes Association first described a condition they called prediabetes. In prediabetes, as in diabetes, the body’s ability to maintain proper blood sugar levels is impaired. However, this impairment is not as great as it is in diabetes. For that reason, a diagnosis of prediabetes offers people an opportunity to halt the [Read More]

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.

High Blood Pressure: Just the FAQs

Hypertension, the medical name for high blood pressure, is known as “the silent killer.” Approximately half of adults with untreated hypertension will die of heart disease, and about one-third will die of stroke. Yet it has no symptoms, even as it devastates the arteries, the heart, the brain, the kidneys, and the eyes. Older adults [Read More]

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 [Read More]

The 4 Most Common Complications of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects the blood, but its effects are not limited to blood-related issues like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Your blood nourishes every cell of your body, and diabetes can disrupt the proper functioning of virtually every organ in the body. Here are the four most common complications associated with diabetes: 1. [Read More]

Wishing You A Happy New Year!

Wishing you a prosperous year full of good health and happiness. Cheers to another decade! Happy New Year!

Women are different than men. Obvious, right? But what isn’t so obvious is that gender makes a difference in the way men and women experience disease. Here are the top 4 diseases that affect men and women very differently: Heart Disease Heart disease may be the leading cause of death in the United States for [Read More]

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!

News from the American Heart Association (AHA) reveals that seven factors are responsible for almost all cardiovascular risk. And they’re totally within our control. Taking charge of what the AHA is calling Life’s Simple Seven can reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease by more than 80%. Moreover, the AHA, says that conscientiously controlling just five [Read More]

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