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Keeping Yourself Healthy in A Caregivers Role

Keeping Yourself Healthy in A Caregivers Role

Every day, millions of people across the United States give care to people with mental and physical challenges. They range from family members to trained aides to nurses. No matter which category they are in there is always the risk for mental and physical exhaustion. Fortunately, there are steps and strategies one can use to
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Too Much Stuff Can Be Hazardous to Health

Too Much Stuff Can Be Hazardous to Health

We like our stuff. When we run out of room for it in our attics, basements, and garages, we rent more storage. The impulse to accumulate things may be a genetic leftover from the days of our ancestors, when survival depended on having enough food to get through lean times and the necessity of making
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Shedding Light

Shedding Light

We live in a 24-hour world that, thanks to technology, never has to go dark. But there is a thing as too much light—too much blue light. Blue light isn’t always bad. It’s what makes the sky blue. The sun is the primary source of blue light, which has benefits including increasing alertness, regulating circadian
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Feeling a Little Sensitive?

Feeling a Little Sensitive?

Are you suddenly a little more sensitive—to sunlight? Some medications, foods, and skin care products can cause photosensitivity, an increased reaction to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun that can make your future brighter than you want. Drugs: Antihistamines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen), antibiotics, oral diabetes drugs, diuretics, tricyclic antidepressants, some antifungal medicines—all
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Take a Stand Against Falls

Take a Stand Against Falls

When retirees experience an accidental fall, it is common for them to try to hide it or downplay the seriousness. Too many people falsely believe that if they are upfront about their accidental falls that someone else will try to limit their independence. In fact, it’s a declining ability for safe gait and fear of
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