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July is UV Safety Month: What You Eat Can Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Jul 1, 2019 — Researchers from Harvard University recently announced that lutein (LOO-teen) —a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale —may protect the skin from sun damage. “Lutein has been widely recognized for its eye health benefits for several years, but, our data is the first of its kind to suggest that... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

Jul 1, 2019 — Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Jul 1, 2019 — Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles... Read More

National Hot Dog Day

Jul 1, 2019 — On July 17, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Hot Dog Day, although National Hot Dog month extends throughout July. The hot dog is one of the most iconic American foods, along with apple pie. Sausage was developed in 13th century Germany and brought to the U.S. in the 1800s. At the same time Germans brought... Read More

July is World Watercolor Month

Jul 1, 2019 — Paintings contribute to the beauty of homes, offices, and business establishments. If you have the desire to paint, you should try to develop your skill. Whether you’re an adult, teenager, or a kid, learning how to paint is not that difficult especially if you put your heart into it. While you’re trying to find a... Read More

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

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