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March Is National Nutrition Month, Time To Eat Right

March is designated as National Nutrition Month and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates this every year. The focus of the Academy as well as the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is to encourage the public to eat the right foods. They are promoting two objectives: Eat nutritious foods to maintain good health To reduce…

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Obesity In The United States Is At Epidemic Levels

.Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. The statistics are more than alarming. In fact, nearly 50 percent of American adults will be obese by the year 2030, and about 25 percent will be severely obese, carrying about 100 pounds of extra weight.   These latest statistics were just published in the New…

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Diets: Which Is Better, Low Fat Or Low Carbohydrates?

Diets, so many of them. Which one do you choose? More importantly, which diet can successfully shed weight off you and keep it off– long term? Those are great questions and it seems that no one has the answer, since there are so many diets on the market.Indeed, new fad diets and diet books appear…

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Weight Gain and Obesity Determined By What Time You Eat

Weight gain and obesity can happen to you for lots of reasons. However, research has pinpointed one important reason for getting obese and that is meal times. Specifically, several studies show that eating late in the day can directly lead to getting fat. Adult obesity rates are increasing in the United States at an alarming rate. This…

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Preventing and Surviving Strokes

The National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) The National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) is from May 13-19. It traditionally begins on Mother’s Day, which this year falls on May 13 and this year it will focus on “Celebrating Life’s Stories.” Here at Ditmas Park, resident mothers will be honored with a Mother’s Day celebration…

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Seniors, Financial Loss, Poverty and Stress

Stress from Sudden Financial Loss Stress is a killer. Many diseases are either caused or worsened by stress. One of the main ways stress hits seniors is by their financial situation. A sudden financial loss is much worse for someone over the age of 65 than it is for someone younger who can still get…

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Silent Disease Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the “silent” diseases. Although it is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to affect more than 30 million Americans, 96% of them do not know they have this disease and only about 4.9 million have been actually diagnosed with CKD. This is…

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Health Benefits of Broccoli for Seniors

Sulforaphane and Osteoarthritis A UK study in 2013 by researchers at the University of East Anglia showed that a substance called sulforaphane (sulphoraphane) found in broccoli Brassica oleracea var. italica and other cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family can prevent or slow down the destruction of cartilage by osteoarthritis in the joints of mice. Sulforaphane…

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Preventing Hernias in Seniors

Hernias A hernia is caused by a weakness or tear in muscles usually in the abdominal wall, which allows a part of the intestine to bulge out, especially when standing. Most hernias will fall back in place when lying down. Types of Hernias Inguinal hernias are in the lower abdomen and are more common in…

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