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Green Spaces Linked with Improved Health

Many studies have been done to evaluate the positive benefits of green space on an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing.  People living in areas with higher levels of green vegetation have been found to have lower levels of depression, increased social engagement and higher leve
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The Scoop on Coffee

Many people enjoy coffee on a daily basis, and new evidence continues to associate coffee with health benefits, such as a reduced risk of an early death.  Coffee comes from the seeds (beans) of cherries that grow on the coffee tree.  Pouring hot water over dried, roasted and ground co
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“The Conversation Project”

Though it can be difficult to discuss, it is important for people to think about the kind of care they want to receive at the end of their lives, and share those wishes with loved ones.  RVNA is promoting these discussions by participating in National Healthcare Decisions Week from Ap
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What is Occupational Therapy and Who Benefits?

Occupational therapy helps people across all ages to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).  Occupational therapists enable people to live life to its fullest by helping them promote good health and prevent, or live better
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A Plant Based Diet

What does eating a plant based diet mean?  It means consuming more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes and excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour and refined sugar.  People who cons
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The Health Fair is Back

For the 43nd year, RVNA will host its Annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Road in downtown Ridgefield.   More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand to provide screenings from carotid artery to glucose
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Reduce your Cancer Risk

The American Cancer Society reports that nearly half of cancer deaths could be prevented by healthy eating habits, exercising and not smoking.  Doctors offer some advice to work toward cancer prevention. Get regular recommended cancer screenings for many types of cancer, especially if
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Put Your Best Fork Forward

This is the 2017 theme for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  It’s a reminder that we each have the ability to make healthier food choices, and small changes made over time can have a big positive impact into the future.  The Academy’s dietary guidelines include filling half you
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CDC Warns of Flu Surge

Flu activity across the U.S. surged in early February, and infections could continue to increase until March according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Deaths from flu-related conditions are at high levels, and the CDC reported that hospitalizations for c
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You Have a Choice

Finding the best medical care can mean evaluating a daunting number of choices.  From selecting a primary care physician to deciding what specialists and hospitals to use, if necessary, there are many doctors and facilities to choose from.  This also extends to choosing the home healt
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