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Fibromyalgia and Seniors


You have probably heard a lot about fibromyalgia in recent years, but like many people not really understood much about the disease. Fibromyalgia is a very complex disease and can be quite difficult to diagnose. It is defined as, "a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in localized areas." It is ...
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Heart Healthy Dark Chocolate


Chocolate, specifically dark chocolate or cacao, has been around for hundreds of years. Before it became the Valentine's Day staple it is today, cultures used it more for its positive health benefits and medicinal properties. Today, many chocolate varieties have a lot of processed and refined sugars added to them to give them the classically sweet ...
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Keep Your Heart Healthy


February is Heart Health Month, with a plethora of activities and information available to educate people about heart disease. Did you know heart disease (everything from heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmia and chest pain) is the number one cause of death for both men and women? Heart disease can be preventable with a lifestyle that includes a...
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The Health Benefits of Sleep for Seniors


Ahhh, sleep. There is nothing like waking up after a restful night of deep, restorative sleep. A good night of sleep gives us boundless energy and a positive mood to conquer our day. However, the alternative is the sluggish, tired feeling we experience after a night spent chasing sheep and not catching many zzzzzzs . It is a common myth that the ne...
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Hats and Mittens Required!


There's no denying the fact that it is COLD OUTSIDE! Many parts of the country are feeling the effects of heavy snows, freezing temperatures and all the headaches and inconveniences that come with it. The Midwest is also experiencing a deep freeze of rock-bottom temperatures, and along with it are various dangers, especially to seniors, that are im...
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Tips for Caregivers


According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are over 43 million Americans serving as family caregivers for an ill or disabled loved one. About 34 million provide unpaid care to adults ages 50 and over, and nearly half of these adult family caregivers are caring for a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Most car...
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