Archives for Health Observance

National Nutrition Month: Women 40+

by Kimberly Hays March 22nd, 2019 | Health Observance
It is just a part of life for women as they age that they will experience a low libido, a slow moving metabolism, and diminished energy levels. Most women start to feel these irritating symptoms at 40 and over. There are things we can do when these indicators start, like getting plenty of exercise, eating a healthy diet, and talking with your doctor about supplements that can help alleviate these symptoms.

Calcium – Women over 40 need to have a bone density test to be sure our bones are not thinning. Thinning bones become brittle, and we are more apt
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National Nutrition Month: Tips For Everyone

by Kimberly Hays March 8th, 2019 | Health Observance
This year marks the 40th year of National Nutrition Month. Its focus is to promote healthy eating habits, and encourage physical activity. The theme for 2013 is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that everyone, no matter their dietary and personal lifestyle, can make sound choices to be sure that their body is getting the proper nutrition while staying within federal caloric guidelines. Following are tips for different types of lifestyles to be sure that you are getting the vitamins needed for optimum health.

The Busy Executive – Those who are busy with
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Important: Preconception Counseling

by Kimberly Hays January 25th, 2019 | Health Observance
We all know the importance of taking good care of our bodies after finding out we are pregnant. We do this by eating well, and by taking vitamins and seeing our doctor regularly. With one baby out of every 33 in the United States being born with birth defects, doctors are now trying to lower those numbers by recommending steps for prevention that start prior to conceiving.

Preconception counseling is suggested when thinking about getting pregnant. Your doctor can make suggestions to lower the risk of birth defects. There are many infections that can cause birth defects, and
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HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

by Louise December 14th, 2018 | Health Observance, Mental Health
December 1st marked the beginning of Aids Awareness Month in the U.S. The negative side effects of HIV/AIDS  are generally thought of just as physical problems, which makes some sense because those symptoms are part of the diagnosis. However, HIV/AIDS is such a devastating illness that it can often have repercussions on mental health. According to AIDS.gov, people who are living with HIV/AIDS often end up with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, or mania. Because mental health disorders are not as obvious on the surface level, it makes it that much more important to watch out
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HIV Info for Men

by Lori Sciame December 7th, 2018 | Health Observance, Men's Health
While being diagnosed with HIV may not be the death sentence it once was, the disease still causes serious health concerns. Because of this, men should continue to take precautions to avoid contracting the HIV virus.

HIV can only be contracted by sharing certain bodily fluids: blood, semen, and vaginal secretions.  This means that a man will not catch HIV after drinking from a glass used by an infected person.  Also, closed mouth kissing and simple sneezing will not spread the disease. As you can surmise, HIV spreads differently that other viruses, including those that cause the common cold and
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