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Macaroni and Cheese Day is July 14: A Fun (but Cheesy) Origin Story

Jul 1, 2019 — Although Americans love macaroni-and-cheese, it might have been an Italian creation dating to the late 13th century. The first Italian recipe called for fermented dough cut in two-inch squares, cooked and tossed with grated cheese – likely Parmesan. Thomas Jefferson brought a similar recipe to his home in Virginia after traveling to France and Italy... Read More

What is Tai Chi?

Jun 2, 2019 — It can be hard to fit exercise into your daily routine, but simple exercises such as tai chi can be both beneficial to your health and easy to do. Tai chi, pronounced tī-chē, is a low intensity exercise that promotes flexibility and balance. The joints are often where aches and pains first begin and because... Read More

Safeguard Your Skin

Jun 2, 2019 — The harshness of summer can take its toll on our skin’s condition. Use these simple tips to safeguard your skin on the inside and outside of your body. Inside: Drink water steadily throughout the day. In hot weather, you’ll need more water as your body will use additional water to regulate your body temperature. If... Read More

June is National Brain Health Month

Jun 2, 2019 — As our body ages, so does our brain. By taking care of your brain, you may be able to decrease your chances of developing dementia-related diseases. Many over-the-counter supplements are fortified with zinc, magnesium, folic acid (a type of B vitamin) and other essential nutrients for the brain. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which can... Read More

National Nursing Assistants Week, June 13-19

Jun 2, 2019 — Nursing Assistants have a rewarding profession; they can help patients and residents improve quality of life! Whether you are recovering from a hospital stay or living in a nursing facility nursing assistants are there to make a difference! Nursing Assistants report vital signs, check on patients, help set up medical equipment, and transfer patients as... Read More

June 10 is Iced Tea Day

Jun 2, 2019 — There is nothing like a cold drink on a hot day. For about 2 billion people, iced tea is their drink of choice. Tea is a very versatile drink, being able to be served hot and cold. It’s also healthy for you as well! Tea is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants rid your body of harmful... Read More

June 16: Father’s Day

Jun 2, 2019 — Celebrate dads, grandfathers, uncles, and father-figures who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. Studies show that men who play an active role in their children’s lives stimulate all aspects of development: emotional, academic, behavioral, and social, even when those men don’t live in the same home as their children. This Father’s Day,... Read More

National Stroke Month

May 5, 2019 — How can you determine if you are having a stroke? A stroke may cause numbness in the face, arm or leg, usually on one side. If it’s hard for you to smile, a stroke may be occurring. Strokes may cause incoherent speech or slurred speech Strokes may cause paralysis. If you are unable to raise... Read More

May is Healthy Vision Month

May 5, 2019 — Do you extend your arms when reading a menu? Or bring the newspaper closer to you? Declining vision may be a sign of aging, but eating the right foods may help improve your vision: Vitamin C may help with slowing macular degeneration and reducing the risk of cataracts and glaucoma. Vitamin C can be found... Read More

What Is Osteoporosis?

May 5, 2019 — As we age, so do our bones. Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become brittle due to lack of proper levels of calcium. It can affect men and women, but mostly women. When bones lose calcium (or density) they become weakened and can be easily fractured or broken. The most common fractures occur in the hip,... Read More

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