Flu Season

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It’s that time of year again.  Here are some reminders for you.

Flu symptoms are upper respiratory in nature: cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue.  Some flues may cause a fever. Viruses cause the flu.  The seasonal flu viruses actually change from year to year which is why there is a recommendation to get the vaccination every year.

Some folks get the “stomach bug” which will present with diarrhea, cramping – you know the ...

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Managing STRESS

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Managing STRESS is all about taking charge; taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun. There are many healthy ways to manage and cope with stress, but they all require change. You can either change the situation or change your reaction.  Since everyone has a unique response to stress, there is no ”one size fits ...

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December Nutrition Update

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If you eat a rainbow every day, it will be like finding the pot of gold at the end.

Did you know that we all should be eating between 9 and 13 servings of fruits and veggies each every day?  By eating fruits and vegetables of a variety of different colors, one can get the best all-around health benefits.  Each different color fruit and vegetables contains unique health components that are essential to our health.

Fruits and vegetables are very important to ...

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Two Types of Home Care Services for Your Elderly Loved Ones

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Two Types of Home Care Services for Your Elderly Loved Ones
Home companion services are becoming more and more popular today. Instead of placing your elderly loved ones in a senior facility or nursing home, you now have the option of hiring a qualified agency to take care of them right in their own home. This gives your loved ones a lot more freedom and independence, and leaves them in the familiarity of the home that’s close to their hearts.

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Four Ways to Avoid Catching and Spreading the Flu Virus

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  1. Achoo: Cover your mouth and nose.  It starts with a tickle, a prickle, and an itch: Achoo – Cover up that sneeze with a tissue to avoid spreading the flu germs.
  2. Prevent Flu:  Soap away germs.  Scrubbing germy hands is one of the top tips for preventing spread of the flu. So is a quick splash and dash all you need?  NO!  A rule of thumb is to sing Happy Birthday and keep scrubbing till you are ready to blow ...
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