What is Eczema?

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is dry, itchy rashes that can become cracked or blistered and

appear on the skin. It is not contagious. Most cases of eczema are found at birth or as a young

child, but you can get eczema as an adult.

How did I get it?

The cause f...

Why is it important for adults 65 years and older to get vaccinated? As we get older, our bodies become more vulnerable to certain diseases 4. The immune system weakens in older adults, and it becomes harder to fight infections. Older adults have a greater risk of beco...

Has This Happened Before?

            Déjà vu is French for “already seen”. It describes an oddly familiar experience that you know shouldn’t be that familiar to you. Déjà vu is common amongst most people and only lasts a very short amount of time, minutes or even secon...

Exercising with Limited Mobility!?

Many people that have limited mobility think that they cannot exercise, that is not true. Although it seems like are many restrictions, it’s actually not as difficult as it may seem. By staying active, it will decrease the chance for o...

You know the scene: it’s festival season, and you’ve been at it all day. You’re hungry, tired, and your mouth feels as dry as a desert. But why all at once? You’re probably dehydrated! Our bodies are made up of 60% water, and losing too much over a hot day can affect a...

Do you ever feel like you’re forgetting things more often or know someone that does? Are you having problems doing daily tasks and speaking sometimes?

Dementia is not exactly a disease. It’s a word that that defines a lot of other issues that could be affecting your bra...

Every home has a medication cabinet which has different medication. it is very important from time to time to clean it. Most medication will have an expiration date on it to tell you that it will not be good to use it after this date. (1)

How often should you clean out...

Herbal Remedies

Do you ever wonder if herbal products are safe or if they really work? Do you remember the last time someone told you to try something herbal?

Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States report taking an herbal product.(1) It is important to know that herba...

Kidneys!

March is National Kidney Month. Though we may not talk about them too often, these bean-shaped organs play a vital role in our everyday body functions (3,4).

Our kidneys host many small, but powerful filtering units called nephrons. Each nephron has the ability...

How many times have we gone grocery shopping for one thing, and then within moments, something else catches our eye? It looks good. It probably tastes good. Hmm…the list of ingredients doesn’t say “sugar”. That means it must be healthy, right? At first glance we may th...

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