Act F.A.S.T. with a Stroke

Stroke ranks as one of the leading causes of death and disability. The American Stroke Association states that knowing the signs of a stroke can save lives. By learning the acronym F.A.S.T, we can quickly tell if someone is developing a stroke. F – Face Drooping- One side of the Read more…

Best Medicine – Laughter

It’s no secret that laughing feels good. Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sneeze, or sniffle. Humor and laughter can help strengthen the immune systems, boost energy, help reduce pain, and reduce the effects of stress. Best of all, laughing is Read more…

Need Some Daytime ZZzzzz’s?

A nap is a short period of sleep usually taken during the day. Many people say napping is an effective way to relax and recharge, while others find naps unhelpful and disruptive to normal sleep. According to a study published in General Psychiatry, taking afternoon naps is associated with signs Read more…

Human nose and caring sinuses

Taking Care of Sinus Infections

Each year, a great number of people experience sinusitis, also known as sinus infections. Sinus problems are caused by various factors such as seasonal allergies, the common cold, and how the sinus area is structured with symptoms such as a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, headaches, and coughing. Here Read more…

Early Bird or Night Owl

Most people identify as either an early bird (or a lark) or a night owl.  The classic night owl seems to function better in the latter part of the day, whereas, the early bird jumps up at the crack of dawn and raring to go. These characteristics, referred to as Read more…

Like This: Social Media Use on the Rise

Social media is a digital gathering place, allowing people of all generations to connect, communicate, and share a common interest. Despite the myth that older people can’t manage technology, retirees are flocking to social media at a rapid pace. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all note higher Read more…

Is Salt Essential?

Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. Everyone needs salt for fluid balance, as well as muscle and nerve functions.  Salt is an essential nutrient that the body is unable to produce by itself. The human body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly. Sodium is just Read more…