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The 5 Signs of Melanoma

Spring is here, summer’s on its way, and that means gorgeous sunshine, beautiful skies, lots of time outdoors with friends and neighbors…and increased exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. Although you should be checking your skin all year round, this is a good season to review the 5 signs of melanoma. What is…

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Why Art Therapy for Seniors is Worth a Try

In recent years, retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and places of worship across the country have begun to offer art therapy for seniors. If you’re in that age bracket and you’re reading this, though, you might be thinking that the last thing you need right now is another kind of therapy. What can art…

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5 Games for Memory Skills

As we grow older, memory skills and cognitive functioning become real issues. While speech therapy and occupational therapy are crucial, there’s something you can do between sessions to keep your brain active. It’s fun and you can do it either by yourself or with someone else, whether you live at home or in a retirement…

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Understanding Stroke Recovery

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Understanding stroke recovery is necessary for anyone with a loved one in need of rehabilitation. This post clarifies some basics. As anyone who has experience a stroke will tell you, it is an excruciating experience that has long-lasting effects. What is a Stroke? Simply put, a stroke is when the brain doesn’t get blood and…

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Sudden Tiredness: What’s Making You Sleepy During The Day?

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Do you ever feel tired during the day? like a sudden tiredness wave sweeps over you? Some sources of tiredness can be traced to poor sleep or side effects of medications or depression, and these can explain when you’re too tired too often. But sometimes you just can’t figure it out. Nothing really changed in…

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World Social Work Day 2019

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Today is World Social Work Day 2019! Okay, so why should you be so excited? Here’s what the official Public Service Announcement (PSA) has to say. While you may or may not identify with everything mentioned in the PSA, one thing is certain, when it comes to the social welfare, social workers are the address.…

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How To Treat Wrinkles Naturally

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In our previous post we had a look at at wrinkles causes. In this installment, we’ll explore how to treat wrinkles naturally by discussing six options that you don’t have to look too far for to try out. Natural Wrinkle Treatment The first step in wrinkle treatment is prevention. In terms or wrinkles, that means…

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American Heart Month 2019

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Cholesterol Knowledge How much do you know about cholesterol? Chances are, you probably know that too much of it isn’t good for your health. If you’ve read about the topic before, you may also know that there’s actually more than one type of cholesterol, and there’s even good cholesterol. But, chances are, there’s much you…

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Calming Your Nervous System – Part 2

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Now that you know more about your nervous system and its functions, let’s see how you can calm your nervous system. In this installment, we’ll have a look at three inexpensive ways you can start calming your nervous system today. Meditation Meditation practices are becoming increasingly popular these days. And they actually seem to be really…

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Health Benefits of Apples

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, goes the saying. But is there any truth to this claim? And how can apples help you with your health? “You can’t compare an apple to an orange. It will cause a lot of self-esteem issues.” – Craig Sheffer Here are 5 serious heath benefits of apples…

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