Running from Alzheimer’s

Run from Alzheimers, or walk, bicycle, or skip suggests University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, when it comes to reducing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. It helps keep joints, muscles, and the heart happy and healthy. It also helps people stay at a good weight and promotes quality sleep. Caregivers Read more…

Act F.A.S.T. with a Stroke

Stroke ranks as one of the leading causes of death and disability. The American Stroke Association states that knowing the signs of a stroke can save lives. By learning the acronym F.A.S.T, we can quickly tell if someone is developing a stroke. F – Face Drooping- One side of the Read more…

Physical Activity and Chronic Disease

Regular physical activity helps improve overall health, fitness, and quality of life.  Do you know it also helps reduce the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, depression, and dementia? The World Health Organization (WHO), reported that physical inactivity is the fourth leading Read more…

Chamomile Tea for Anxiety

Ah, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chamomile tea to soothe the nerves. Chamomile has been used medicinally for thousands of years and was known by ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures. It is usually made into a tisane or an herbal tea without actual caffeinated leaves from a Read more…

Bringing the Clinic Home

Going home from the hospital or nursing home does not mean that a loved one’s healthcare needs are over. The transition period between the time of discharge from the hospital and when routine care is reestablished can be confusing for both the loved one and their caregivers. This is where Read more…

Fitness Tracker for Heart Monitoring

Wrist-worn smart watches and fitness monitors have become widely adopted by consumers and are gaining increased attention from researchers. While accuracy of chest strap, electrode-based HR monitors have been confirmed, research shows that fitness trackers may not be the best way to measure heart rate. While some wrist-worn monitors are Read more…

Early Bird or Night Owl

Most people identify as either an early bird (or a lark) or a night owl.  The classic night owl seems to function better in the latter part of the day, whereas, the early bird jumps up at the crack of dawn and raring to go. These characteristics, referred to as Read more…

Finding the Right Balance

The holiday season means many different things to each of us. It can be a time of faith, family traditions, parties, gatherings, and culinary delights. All the hustle and bustle involved in getting everything done. It’s also a  good time to think about how we might approach the holidays differently Read more…