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How Strength Training can be more Beneficial than Aerobic Exercise

Strength training can help you look and feel younger Looking for the fountain of youth? Pick up a set of dumbbells, a kettlebell (a ball-shaped weight with a single handle) or a resistance band. Strength training offers a multitude of benefits, including ramping up your metabolism to help lose or maintain weight. The United States … Continue reading How Strength Training can be more Beneficial than Aerobic Exercise

How are You Sleeping?

March has been designated National Sleep Awareness Month. One part of sleep awareness is knowing how our sleep may be affected by changes in the environment. Most of the United States returns to Daylight Saving Time beginning at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 8. As we spring forward and advance our clocks one hour, it … Continue reading How are You Sleeping?

The importance of Patient Safety

Prevention of Falls in the Elderly How many of you are caring for the elderly, or looking for someone who can? It's not easy. There are so many things to look out for, and so many challenges to face. One of the biggest challenges is prevention of falls in the elderly. There are many other … Continue reading The importance of Patient Safety

Did you know 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for kidney disease? Take Two Simple Tests to Know Your Kidney Numbers

March is National Kidney Month, so let's focus on the importance of education and prevention! Anyone can get kidney disease at any time. If kidney disease is found and treated early, you can help slow or even stop it from getting worse. Most people with early kidney disease do not have symptoms. That is why … Continue reading Did you know 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for kidney disease? Take Two Simple Tests to Know Your Kidney Numbers

10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

From our friends at the National Parkinson Foundation, Sometimes it's hard to tell that you might have Parkinson's Disease. The symptoms arise when your brain stops making an important chemical called dopamine. This chemical helps your body to move, and helps your mood. If you have Parkinson's, you can feel better by taking medicine that … Continue reading 10 Early Warning Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

Eat right at any Age and teach your Kids to do the same

March is National Nutrition Month, Caregiver USA offers homemaker services. This service focuses on nutritional value for clients who cannot prepare meals or cannot go to the grocery store on their own for fresh foods, but it's never too late or too early to think about preparing meals or keeping fresh foods in the home! Whether you want to lose … Continue reading Eat right at any Age and teach your Kids to do the same

Patrick Stewart Surprises young Star Trek Fan

Sunny Skyz published a story today about A young Star Trek fan from Statesboro, Georgia, living with mitochondria disease. The young fan received the surprise of a lifetime while attending DragonCon, a popular sci-fi and fantasy convention. The 11-year-old's initial request was to simply attend the convention, but when Sir Patrick Stewart got word of Dawn's trip, … Continue reading Patrick Stewart Surprises young Star Trek Fan

What It’s Like to Lose Your Short-Term Memory

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Christine Hyung-Oak Lee | Longreads | February 2017 | 18 minutes (4,276 words)

Longreads is proud to feature an exclusive excerpt from Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life, the forthcoming memoir by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee. Lee’s story was first featured on Longreads in 2014, for her BuzzFeed essay, “I Had a Stroke at 33.”

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Short-term memory dominates all tasks—in cooking, for instance: I put the water to boil in a pot on the stove and remember that the water will boil while I chop the onions. I will put the sauté pan on the stove to heat up the oil for the onions, and I will then put the onions, which I will remember I have chopped, into the oil, which I remember I have heated for the onions. I will then add tomatoes. While the onions and tomatoes cook, I…

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