Health & Fitness

The impact of stress on the heart

May 13th, 2019 | By

Stress can have a substantial effect on your health, especially if it’s chronic or severe. Unfortunately, it’s an unavoidable part of life. When your job is a struggle, you have a family to take care of, and you encounter various challenges on a day-to-day basis, it’s inevitable to start feeling stretched too thin. Excessive stress
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What to know about at-home care

May 10th, 2019 | By

Experts say about 80 percent of us will need some form of long-term care in our lifetimes, most of it will occur at home instead of in a healthcare facility, the help is often not medical care but rather assistance with basic personal tasks, and more and more families are relying on in-home care for
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Measles isn’t just kid stuff

Apr 16th, 2019 | By

Editor’s note: Measles is highly contagious, and not just for children. As pointed out in the following article from MultiCare Health System, even 50-and-up adults should talk to their healthcare professionals about whether they need a vaccine against the illness. Measles, a highly contagious respiratory virus that causes a distinctive rash, continues to appear in
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Oh, Canada! What we can learn about food trends from our northern neighbors

Apr 16th, 2019 | By
Oh, Canada! What we can learn about food trends from our northern neighbors

Drink more water, eat more plants and cook more at home, says Canada. Canada’s new food guidelines have transformed from a food pyramid to an “eat well, live well” infographic, which takes a slightly different spin on our current USDA MyPlate recommendations. Specific foods and serving sizes are no longer emphasized in the new guidelines. Instead, the
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