Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

Battling blood clots

Battling blood clots

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer and actor-writer-comedian Kevin Nealon find common ground in fight against blood clots. Arnold Palmer is one of the world?s greatest professional golfers; Kevin Nealon is one of his generation?s most beloved actors and comedians. Though seemingly worlds apart, they?ve experienced conditions that raise their chances for developing blood clots or stroke. The unlikely duo has set […]

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The link between snoring and heart disease

Snoring isn?t pleasant for anyone?not the partner who has to sleep beside the snorer, nor the snorer whose breathing may pause repeatedly throughout the night. But did you know that loud, excessive snoring is often a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that?if left untreated?can cause you to be five times more likely to die from heart disease? Along […]

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With diabetes, don?t overlook annual eye exams

With diabetes, don?t overlook annual eye exams

Diabetes can affect many aspects of a person’s health, such as increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke or serious kidney damage. However, many people may not realize that diabetes can also damage the eyes. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 2.3 million of them have Diabetic […]

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Providers uniting for county health fair March 21

Marion County residents can become better aware of local and area health and wellness services by attending the Marion County Health Fair planned for Saturday March 21. Organized by the Marion County Health Department and the two local hospitals, St. Luke in Marion and Hills?boro Com?munity, the fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium at […]

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5-year ?cancerversary? prompts reflection

Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day. This year Feb. 4 is my five-year ?cancerversary.? On this day in 2010 I was told I had stage IV anal cancer and an uncertain, and perhaps short, future. My husband and I reminisced about that morning over dinner last night. We had fried chicken and, as we were enjoying the less-than-healthy extra crispy […]

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Report eggs-agerates cholesterol levels

The egg is in hot water again, thanks to recent reports of high cholesterol levels in the U.S. population. With this linkage between high serum cholesterol and coronary heart disease, these studies and others have led people to believe CHD is the fault of ?those dirty rotten eggs.? Not so fast. The three major risk factors for coronary heart disease […]

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Alternative plan to expand Medicaid introduced in Kansas Legislature

by Andy Marso KHI News Service An alternative plan to expand Medicaid loaded with elements meant to woo Republicans has been introduced in Kansas. But it could face the same difficult political climate that killed similar bills in other states last week. Rep. Tom Sloan said Monday the proposal introduced by the Vision 2020 Committee he chairs represents a Kansas […]

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This year, resolve to take hold of your personal health

With 2015?s predictable arrival come many New Year?s resolutions. I admit that I have made many of these commitments to myself over the years to effect control over the indulgences of life. Many want to lose weight and get in better physical shape, or perhaps they are more personal like working on an important relationship that is not all it […]

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Best diet advice? USDA’s Guidelines for Americans

Best diet advice? USDA’s Guidelines for Americans

by Drs. Glenn Gaesser & Julie M. Jones With the new year comes a potential for a new you, but with every Google search your confusion is mounting on what diets to follow and how to lose those extra pounds. Many websites and books are advocating for low-carbohydrate diets as the sweeping cure-all solution to obesity, but is this diet […]

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Five questions you should ask your pharmacist

Five questions you should ask your pharmacist

Dr. Andria Fetterman, a faculty member in South University Savannah?s School of Pharmacy, encourages people to use their pharmacist as a resource for information about everything from prescription medication to lifestyle changes. Brandpoint photo A visit to the pharmacy can be about more than just picking up prescriptions or supplies for the medicine cabinet. It can actually be an important, […]

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