A healthy brain can lessen cognitive decline as you age, which can prevent the onset of health conditions such as dementia or balance impairment. This is why it’s important to exercise your brain as much as the rest of your body. Learn how here.
We’ve researched the most significant new developments in technology that can help you provide care for family members not in your household. Here are ways to stay connected with your loved ones even when you’re not under the same roof.
Many have adopted a lifestyle of eating seasonally by buying and eating foods that are naturally grown and harvested at the time of the year. But this is more than just a trendy food movement, there are significant benefits to eating foods that are available in their peak. Learn the benefits by reading more.
Enrolling in health insurance can be a complicated process, and even the most conscientious individuals can miss an open enrollment period. While the deadline to enroll in many 2017 health insurance plans has passed, there are still several ways you may be able to find coverage. Learn more.
If you want to decrease your chance of serious long-term health issues, you may want to consider hitting the hay earlier each night. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society both recommend that adults ages 18 to 60 get at least seven hours of sleep a night to lower risk for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even early death. Read more.
With spring on the way, so too are allergies and potentially the common cold. In order to prevent infecting friends and family with a virus and be able to properly treat your symptoms, it’s important to learn the differences between the two conditions. Read more.
When you’re caring for a loved one who is very ill for the first time, it can be difficult to determine the questions to ask on how to prepare for inpatient stays. By reaching out to a network of caregivers, you can find veteran advice on how to prepared and provide the best care to your loved ones. If your loved one is in need of a longer inpatient stay to recover from their injury or illness, use these valuable tips to prepare for creating the most therapeutic environment possible in a healthcare facility.
Whether you are scheduling a long-overdue knee replacement or helping a loved one on their road to recovery after an illness or injury, you have the option to choose who you trust with your recovery. By researching therapists and rehabilitation providers, you can make sure you feel confident about the care you or your loved one will receive. Here are a few tips for selecting a great physical therapist and provider.
After experiencing a cardiac event like a heart attack or heart surgery, you can feel that the future in unclear. You may be afraid to resume your normal daily activities or physical activity. That’s why it’s time to start thinking about cardiac rehabilitation—it could save your life and reduce your risk of experiencing a repeat of heart related issues by up to 40 percent. Read more to learn why.
There are obvious benefits of meditation, such as having a moment to yourself, quieting your mind and unplugging and relaxing. New research shows that practicing regular meditation could have long-term health benefits and can actually change the makeup of your brain. You don’t want to miss these key findings.
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