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Arthritis Pain

There are a number of types of arthritis that one can suffer from. Defining Arthritis Arthritis is defined by the Mayo Clinic as the inflammation of one or more joints; causing pain & stiffness in those particular affected areas. Each type of arthritis has its own list of specific risks and possible causes but in

Depression & Suicide: Destigmatizing Mental Health Issues

Like most of the world, I was utterly shocked and saddened when I learned that Robin Williams took his own life.  For the rest of the night I was glued to the television, trying to make sense of how someone so funny, so talented, so outgoing, someone who always made us feel so good, could

Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is more common than you may think. Inflammation is the body’s reaction to a number of issues, from disease to minor injuries. Top Causes of Inflammation Chronic Disease – According to expert scientist and registered nutritionist Raymond Francis, every chronic disease includes chronic inflammation. Every common disease from arthritis to cancer, heart disease

Heart Health Tips for The Homebound

It’s important for everyone both young and elderly to take note of some simple tips and ideas to keep heart healthy. You or a loved one may be homebound for a variety of reasons, perhaps none even associated with heart issues, but keeping a heart healthy attitude can help make every day a gift! Keep

Combating Inflammation

Reducing Inflammation From Arthritis & Other Inflammatory Diseases If you suffer from arthritis or inflammation from any other health issues you may be surprised to find that you could be causing more inflammation by eating the wrong foods. Diet plays a big part in your health and, especially in this case, can be a large

Could Alzheimer’s and Decreased Sense of Smell Be Linked?

Alzheimer’s has long been associated with decreased sense of smell or olfactory senses. But should the decreased sense of smell be used as part of diagnosing Alzheimer’s or dementia, especially with early onset? We’re finding more and more confirmation that this is ONE of the symptoms we can use to determine if someone is in

Are You At Risk For A Stroke?

What is a stroke? When blood flow is blocked or cut off from reaching the brain, the brain becomes depleted of oxygen and brain cells begin to die off almost immediately; causing an ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes are the most common types of stroke and can happen due to various reason with a blood clot in

The Power of Positive Thinking

You Have the Power to Change Your Life It is quite easy to see the negative aspects of life, especially when we are faced with a life changing medical issue; yet positive thinking has a power unlike anything we have been able to recreate medically. Much research has been done to connect the power of

What’s it like to have Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s awareness is important not only for understanding what someone who has the disease is going through, but in trying to understand the best way to cope together. The Alzheimer’s Association has an excellent “tour inside the brain of Alzheimer’s” that can help you to better understand the disease. Know The Facts  1/3 of those

Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

September 7-13 is National Suicide Awareness Week and with suicide among seniors increasing consistently, it’s important to address the problem of suicide in the elderly. Suicide in the elderly make up over 18% of total suicides. Signs that Suicide May Be In Someone’s Thoughts While not every person will show signs that can cause a