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July 1: US Postage Stamp Day

— The US postage stamps share and showcase as much history as the nation itself. As such, the stamp collectors are offered a huge selection of models and designs to choose from. It’s what makes stamp collecting an interesting and challenging hobby. It was in the 1920s when stamp collecting became so widespread. In the same... Read More

June 27- Sunglasses Day

— In the summer months, we pull out our sunglasses to protect our eyes from those harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, sunglasses didn’t begin their life to protect us from UV rays. Early “sunglasses” were nothing more than polished gems. Nero, a Roman emperor, watched gladiator fights through these gems. Early models of sunglasses can be... Read More

June is National Brain Health Month

— 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 Safety Month: Medication Safety

— Medication errors can occur in a medical center, senior living facility, or at home. Hospitals, pharmacies, and facilities have checks in place to minimize medication errors. When getting a refill or a new prescription, be sure to verify: Your name is on the bottle. The name of the doctor. The name of the medication, since... Read More

June 16: Father’s Day

— 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

Men’s Health Month

— Some men may experience prostate problems as they age, so it’s important to maximize the life of the prostate gland. Some symptoms indicate there may be a bigger problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Common Symptoms: Problems urinating: too often, unable to, weak, or interrupted flow, pain or burning while urinating. Blood in urine. Pain or... Read More

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