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Creative Arts Can Help Fight Dementia

Creative Arts Can Help Fight Dementia

According to recent research from the Mayo Clinic, joining a sculpting class or learning to paint lowers the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the first sign of many forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. The participants reported their involvement in creative art activities such as painting, drawing, and sculpting over a four year
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Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

A stroke often cuts off blood flow to the brain and impairs vital cognitive abilities such as thinking, remembering, and learning. However, new research finds a post-stroke exercise program aids in not only physical recovery for survivors, but mental as well.   Researchers analyzed records from 13 clinical trials that included a total of 639
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Prevent and Treat Low Blood Sugar

Prevent and Treat Low Blood Sugar

In a previous post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Here are some great tips for preventing and treating hypoglycemia.   Keep a balance – Try to stay close to your usual schedule of eating, activity, and medicine. If you’re late getting a meal or if you’re more active
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Hypoglycemia – Signs of Low Blood Glucose

Hypoglycemia – Signs of Low Blood Glucose

We often hear and read about diabetes and the symptoms and effects of high blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia. But, diabetics can often struggle with hypoglycemia or low blood glucose counts as well, and it can be just as scary. It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia.   In
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New Study Links Anemia to Hearing Loss

New Study Links Anemia to Hearing Loss

A recent study finds a positive association between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss. In fact, hearing loss is nearly two and a half times as high for those with anemia. Anemia is the most common blood condition in the U.S. and occurs when blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Iron deficiency
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