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Home for the Holidays: Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

Holidays like Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any family. Throw in a pandemic, then mix in heightened stress levels, sprinkle a dash of financial woes, and drizzle it all with a skosh of election tension, and you have a recipe for disaster. Right now, we are seeing some of the highest new case …

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ALS Parkinson's Disease

ALS vs. Parkinson’s Disease

ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is commonly referred to as Lou Gerig’s disease. Many individuals with ALS will experience symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease like tremors, slow movement, and rigidity. While symptoms for these neurodegenerative diseases can be difficult to differentiate at first glance, how the symptoms present and progress are different. ALS attacks motor …

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Liver

The liver is the body’s largest solid organ. Weighing around 3 pounds in adulthood, it is roughly the size of a football. It has many essential metabolic functions, converting what we eat into substances our body can use, storing them until they need to be used. Your liver is an amazing organ. Here are 5 …

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Caregiver Burnout

The symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized behavior. These symptoms interfere with work, self-care, and interpersonal relationships for an extended period. Watching your loved one deal with schizophrenia can be draining along with the physical requirements needed each day. Caregiver burnout is real, and if left unchecked, it can be detrimental not only to the …

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Summertime and Kidney Care

Sunblock, towels, water, and sunglasses are some of the things to remember to bring along during those adventurous summertime outings. If you have kidney disease, keeping yourself safe, involves a little more. Your kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. Kidney disease compromises your ability to perform those essential functions. If you have kidney …

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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness- Memory Screenings

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and focuses on spreading awareness around what you can do to help end Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. There is no better time to take control of your brain health by learning more about dementia-related memory loss, and why you should get a memory screen. Memory Loss: When …

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