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  • Parkinson's Awareness Month

    March 25, 2014

    An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed in the United States each year, according to the National Parkinson Foundation, and the Center for Disease Control rates complications from Parkinson’s as the 14th leading cause of death in the U.S.

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  • Healthy Aging

    March 25, 2014

    Are aging and being healthy opposing ideas? We all have the potential to be healthy as we age, but it requires making positive lifestyle choices throughout life.

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  • A Different Ability, Not a Disability

    March 25, 2014

    April is National Autism Awareness Month and an opportunity for the public to become more educated about autism and how it effects families as well as their communities.

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  • Patient Safety Awareness Week

    February 25, 2014

    Patient safety is important all of the time, but in March the National Patient Safety Foundation organizes one week to educate the public about this issue.

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  • What is Brain Health?

    February 25, 2014

    More and more when experts talk about eating right, sleeping enough, and staying physically fit, they will mention how these things are good for “brain health.” That sounds appealing, but what is it and how does anyone know when they have it?

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  • Cannabis for Medicinal Use

    February 25, 2014

    In the midst of all the headlines and jokes about legalization of marijuana, there are some real facts about who is using it and why.

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  • Heart Failure and Hospital Readmissions

    January 28, 2014

    Hospital readmission rates for people with heart failure are a major concern in the healthcare continuum. There are currently penalties and fines against hospitals for exceeding certain readmission percentages and experts are looking at ways to keep people from returning to the hospital within 30 days of being released.

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  • National Organ Donor Day

    January 28, 2014

    Every 10 minutes someone in the United States is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant. The fact is, organ donations save lives every day thanks often to the kindness of strangers who have signed up to be organ donors or family members of loved ones who make that choice.

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  • Vitamins and Supplements for the Elderly

    January 28, 2014

    Last week chocolate was good for you and red wine was not so good. This week red wine is good for you and chocolate is only good in moderation. There is a lot of conflicting information out there about what foods, vitamins, and dietary supplements are good for us.

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  • Start the New Year without Clutter

    December 30, 2013

    Get the New Year off to a clean and organized start by tackling any neglected rooms, closets or basements filled with boxes of long-forgotten items in your home or that of a loved one.

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