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Friends are Good for your Health

It is not unusual to experience bouts of loneliness and isolation, and older adults are most vulnerable, potentially effecting health.  Declines in mobility, loss of partners and friends and lack of interest in building new friendships can all contribute to social isolation.  Prolonge
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A New Year’s Resolution: Learn CPR

A recent study has found that fewer than one in five Americans has current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and that among older adults, the number is even lower.  Immediate CPR after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a person’s chances of survival after their
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Healthy Holiday Eating

We all want to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.  Often food is part of our celebrations, and it is easy to get caught up in over-eating and consuming foods that are just not that good for us.  The average American gains one to two pounds during the holiday season.  Here are
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Benefits of Meditation

Research shows that mediation can heal the brain and body.  Focusing your attention on being more aware of the present moment in a quiet environment can help to alleviate stress, improve thinking and memory and according to some research, lower your risk of serious health conditions l
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Getting Ready for Winter

With the first blast of cold weather and snow, it’s time to prepare for the winter months ahead.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) recommend these steps to keep you and your home safe: install weatherstripping, insulation and storm windows; clear gutters and f
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Kids and Salt

A new study warns that America’s children consume salt at levels that put them at risk for heart disease later in life.  Nearly 90 percent of American kids consume more than the recommended amount of salt for their age.  The study analyzed data from 2011-2012 including more than 2,100
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Rehabilitative Therapies

Rehabilitative therapies include physical, occupational and speech and language therapy which are used to address a wide range of physical conditions and illnesses.  Physical therapy focuses on treating pain, weaknesses or immobility caused by sports, injury, surgery or illness.  Spec
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Statin Interactions with Other Drugs

Cholesterol lowering statins can interact with other heart medications, but there are ways to navigate the problem, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).  Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States, with roughly 25% of Americans over the age o
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Hearing Loss

It is frustrating not to be able to hear well enough to enjoy social interactions with family and friends. Hearing disorders make it challenging, and deafness prevents you from hearing at all.  Hearing loss can result from a number of different causes: heredity, diseases such as ear i
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Vote and Vax

November 8 is not only Election Day, it’s also a great opportunity to get a flu shot at your local Ridgefield or Redding polling location.  RVNA nurses will be at all three Ridgefield polling locations: East Ridge Middle School, Scotts Ridge Middle School and Yanity Gym from 10:00am t
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