Holiday Survival Guide

by Lori Sciame November 19th, 2015
Soon the holiday season will be in full swing.  There will be presents to buy, special treats to bake, and parties to attend.  While many of the parties will be filled with good cheer and laughter, some will seem more like funeral wakes - complete with morose faces and
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Alzheimer’s and Men’s Health

by Lori Sciame November 12th, 2015
Alzheimer's is a disease that causes the brain to shrink.  In essence, the disease robs one of his ability to think clearly.  An article in HealthDay Reporter by Denise Mann suggests that although Alzheimer's affects both men and women, the disease progresses differently in each sex. She states, "men seemed to have more problems with their thinking ability when diagnosed with Alzheimer's than their female counterparts did. What's more, men and women lost gray matter in different areas of
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Living with Alzheimer’s

by Joe Lawrence November 5th, 2015
November is Alzheimer's Awareness month and this is a disease that is not easy for anyone involved. The caregiver and the patient all have many hurdles to overcome while battling the disease. However, there are beneficial things that can be done to ease the process.

One of the first things is to realize the patient is not the disease. Once the label of Alzheimer's is slapped to the person, others tend to write them off. Just because there are some
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  • Can Life Return to Normal After Cancer?

    by Joe Lawrence October 29th, 2015
    Many people ponder this question at some point. The answer usually evolves into, "Why would I want to return to that 'normal'?"

    Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen states it well as, "Cancer can shuffle our values like a deck of cards...the bottom of our deck turns out to be the top card." Most breast cancer patients (and other forms) are knocked so far out of the daily grind they had fallen
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  • Immune System Importance During Cancer Treatment

    by Joe Lawrence October 22nd, 2015
    Our bodies have an amazing immune system...most of the time. It is designed to thwart off bacteria before it enters our body and then attack what makes it past the outer defenses. However, when undergoing cancer treatment the integrity of this system is severely compromised, but there are some things we can do to help though.

    ***Disclaimer - consult your doctor before making any changes in diet**

    Our body's first line
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  • Are You Sleeping?

    by Joe Lawrence October 15th, 2015
    Sleep is important. Do you get enough? What can you do?

    According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should be getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night. How many people actually do this? Sleep is the first thing sacrificed to make up slack from the day. We stay up late to finish that paper for school. We pull an all-nighter to wrap birthday or Christmas gifts. We get
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