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May is Healthy Vision Month

— 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?

— 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

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

— Arthritis is a common ailment that affects nearly 54 million people in the United States. There are two common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the breakdown of cartilage. It usually affects hips, knees, feet, and spine. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to mistake a person’s... Read More

National Stroke Month

— 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 12: Mother’s Day

— Mother’s Day celebrates moms, foster moms, surrogate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and the other important women role models in your life. Approximately 152 million cards are mailed and 122 calls are made on Mother’s Day! President Woodrow Wilson declared May 9, 1914 as the first Mother’s Day. Be sure to celebrate the mom in your life... Read More

Stress Management Tips

— Everyone needs successful stress management techniques. Try any of these easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement tips: Copy good stress managers. Have you noticed there are some people who always appear calm in stressful situations? What are they doing differently? What language do they use? Try to sit down with them for a chat. Learn from the best... Read More

Jokes, The World’s Best Medicine

— What were the last jokes that made you roll around on the floor because you were laughing so hard? Was it on a TV show, or part of a stand-up comedy routine, or part of a recent lecture? In any event, do you remember how it made you feel? It’s likely that joke probably made... Read More

Pigs in a Blanket Day is April 24th

— Pigs in a blanket may seem like a modern snack, but as early as the 1600s field workers in England put meat inside dough for a quick and convenient meal. The first modern reference to pigs in a blanket occurred in a 1957 Betty Crocker children’s cookbook. The recipe referred to hot dogs, cocktail or... Read More

The Origins of Easter

— The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

Haiku Day is April 17th

— What is a haiku (hahy-koo)? A haiku is traditionally a non-rhyming three-line poem of Japanese origin that offers a way of looking at the physical world. The origins of haiku can be traced back to the ninth century. The haiku consists of three lines with a five-seven-five syllable structure using sensory language to gain inspiration.... Read More