Month: October 2020

US Government’s Dietary Guidelines for Heart Disease Prevention: Get the Facts on Sodium

Every five years, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) revises the dietary guidelines based on research and scientific data. The latest 2015-2020 Guidelines for Americans recommends less than 2,300 mg of sodium daily as part of a healthy diet. Consuming too much sodium increases the risk for serious medical …

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A Stiff Neck, High Fever, & Intense Headache Could Be Signs of Meningitis – Know the Signs & Seek Immediate Medical Attention

The Meningitis Research Foundation defines meningitis as an “inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord- the meninges.” A more life- threatening form of the disease is called septicaemia, which is blood poisoning caused by the germs that cause meningitis. However, septicaemia can also occur without meningitis. The Mayo Clinic explains that swelling …

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Understanding Lupus

The Lupus Foundation of America defines lupus as, “a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs).” The website, creakyjoints.org, explains that because its symptoms are often vague, lupus can be very difficult to diagnose. Here are some fast facts about lupus: It can be diagnosed at any …

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For Weight Loss in Seniors, Experts Suggest a Combination of Diet and Weight Training

While excess weight is a major health concern at any age, its ill-effects increase as we age. For seniors, factors such as mobility and the increased risk factors of chronic diseases and obesity can contribute to higher mortality rates. However, seniors do need to exercise extreme caution when undertaking any weight loss regimen and should …

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