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Caregiver Group Being Formed

Are you a caregiver?  Do you feel overwhelmed at times and need someone to talk to?  Would you like to connect with others but find that difficult?  Caregiving can be tremendously stressful but it is also an act of kindness and love.  RVNA is starting a Circle of Caring-Caregiver Grou
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Low Back Pain

Low back pain plagues most people at some point in their lives.  It can be caused by many different things including day to day activities, lack of fitness, weight, poor nutrition and aging.  For routine and mild back pain, there are a few simple things you can try at home.   In the f
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Well Child Clinics

Ridgefield VNA will be offering Well Child Clinics in August at our 27 Governor Street office.  Well Child Clinics help to keep children from birth to age 18 healthy with school and sports physicals and immunizations.  The dates of the clinics are Tuesday, August 16 from 6-8 PM, Thurs
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Nutrients Your Body Needs

There are many nutrients that our bodies need that don’t get as much attention as others. We hear about Calcium and Iron a lot, but what about Magnesium and Iodine?  Magnesium is needed for many vital biochemical functions in the body. It is fundamental to energy production, the devel
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Preventing Vision Loss

Women are at greater risk than men for vision loss from eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, as well as a condition common after menopause called dry eye.  While more than 75% of visual impairment is estimated to be preventable or correctable, about 60%
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Daughters and Weight

Parents should be cautious about speaking with their daughters about their weight, new research shows.  The study indicated that women who remembered their parents talking to them about their weight were more likely to be overweight as adults and to be dissatisfied with their own weig
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A Good Death

New research finds that at the end of their lives, most people want peace, as little pain as possible and some control over how they die. Families want essentially the same thing for their loved ones. The research reviewed 36 international studies of patients to determine views on “su
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Choosing and Using Sunscreen

There are some things you need to know to effectively use sunscreen.  Firstly, get rid of old sunscreen even if the expiration date is good.  Sunscreen degrades if exposed to extreme heat so best to buy new each season.  The SPF value tells you how much protection the sunscreen offers
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Lyme Disease

As we enjoy the summer months and spend time outdoors, it’s important to remember that summer is tick season.  Lyme disease and other tick-carried illnesses such as babesiosis continue to be transmitted in Connecticut, carried by a black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick. A s
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Your Brain and Aging

Researchers in a large study have found that the incidence of dementia in people aged 60 and older has dropped from 3.5 per 100 people to 2.0 per 100 over the course of the 35 year study.  There are two possible explanations for this drop, neither of which has yet been proved.  One is
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