Cold Weather and Illnesses

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Winter is always a magical time of year. Beautiful twinkling lights and decorations are everywhere and we hear the gleeful peals of laughter from children amidst snowmen and snowballs. Families get together for the holidays, and everyone is full of optimism and cheer, spreading joy and gratitude. The thing is, we don’t want anything else ... Read More...

Does Cold Weather Cause Joint Pain?

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Many people with joint pain insist that weather causes flare-ups; they say that they can predict the weather by symptoms in their joints.  Though many sufferers swear that their pain increases in cold, snowy, damp and rainy weather, studies show that it is actually the barometric pressure changes that accompany these weather conditions that cause ... Read More...

Bad Weather…What a Headache!

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Headaches & Migraines According to a survey done by the National Headache Foundation, 75% of those polled declared that weather triggered their headache pain, with 73% identifying the trigger as barometric pressure changes. Extreme cold accounted for 38%. Migraines and intense headaches stem from genetics and neurovascular imbalances in ... Read More...

Cold Weather and Your Heart

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Winter wonderlands can be picturesque, but along with strong winds and cold temperatures, the snow and sleet can put you at a very serious risk when it comes to your blood pressure, heart health and even heartburn. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) According to researchers at the University of Florida, blood pressure can rise in cold ... Read More...

The Invisible Lung Attackers in Cold Weather

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  It may seem counterintuitive, but the majority of breathing problems that we experience and the risk of “invisible” toxic exposures to our lungs come from being cooped up in the house, rather than getting out in the cool, fresh air. Allergies An allergy is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. It's a chronic, ... Read More...

Immunizations for Age 50+

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An immunization is the process of acquiring protection from disease. This is achieved by receiving vaccines, which provide immunity from disease. These are administered by injections, orally or by aerosol.  The following vaccinations should be considered in the 50+ age range: Flu vaccination (influenza)- Annually Tetanus-diphtheria and ... Read More...

Top 5 Health Concerns in the 50+ Year Old Range

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As the aging process becomes evident, so does our emphasis on medical conditions related to aging.  However, it is also a time when we can reevaluate our lifestyle and try to improve our daily choices to avert or delay serious illness. The following health concerns are typical of people over the age of 50. 1. Heart health According to ... Read More...

Health Guide for the 50+ Category

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Keeping regular checkups with your health care provider is crucial to detect any medical problems before they fester and escalate out of hand. Below is a screening health guide for the over 50 group.   FREQUENCY MEDICAL CONDITION HEALTHCARE PROVIDER Blood Pressure Measurement Annually if BP is 120-139/80-89 ... Read More...

Health Guide for 40-50 Year Olds

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Keeping regular checkups with your health care provider is important even if you feel fine. The goals is to: Rule out any medical problems before they progress Establish a relationship with your doctor and other healthcare providers before a medical problem Bring vaccinations current Promote healthy lifestyle choices Below is our ... Read More...

Immunizations for 40-50 year olds

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An immunization is the process of acquiring protection from disease. This is achieved by receiving vaccines, which provide immunity from disease. These are administered by injections, orally or by aerosol. The following vaccinations should be considered in the 40-50-year age range: Flu vaccination (influenza)- Annually Hemophilis ... Read More...