Archives for May 2019

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

Could Your Thyroid Be Making You Feel Sick?

The Importance of Your Thyroid Health Most people don’t comprehend the role your thyroid plays in order for your body to operate properly and efficiently. To put it into perspective, your thyroid is literally “The Boss of Cells & Organs”; releasing the hormones it produces into your bloodstream to help your cells & organs turn

Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month so we’d like to share some ways to help you feel your best. Healthy aging month is designed to help people 45 and over take charge; aging with the healthiest body possible (physical health), the brightest & healthiest mind (mental health), being socially active and financially healthy as you age.

Preventing a Stroke

Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. According to the National Stroke Association a stroke occurs every 40 seconds with 1 person dying every 4 minutes. Signs of a Stroke Signs of a stroke can be determined by using an acronym called F.A.S.T. – think of the fact that the faster

Thanking Nurses Everywhere

Florence Nightingale is probably the most infamous nurse ever known. While many have heard her name and associate her with being a “nurse”; the reality is that Florence Nightingale founded professional nursing as we know it today. The History of Nursing Florence Nightingale wasn’t the only “nurse” in the mid 1800’s but she made a

ABCDE:  Why It’s Important In Detecting Melanoma

Melanoma is a skin cancer that starts in a certain type of skin cell, called a melanocyte. Although they can occur anywhere on the skin, melanomas are more likely to start in certain locations. The trunk area is the most common site in men, and the legs are the most common site in women. The