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Poor Balance May Signal Higher Risk of Dementia

Poor Balance May Signal Higher Risk of Dementia

A new study analyzed the association between four different measures of physical performance and the risk of dementia for great-grandparents. The researchers, from the University of California at Irvine, observed a strong link between dementia risk and poor performance on the standing balance test. Additionally, a small association was also found between developing dementia and
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Prevent and Treat Low Blood Sugar

Prevent and Treat Low Blood Sugar

In a previous post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Here are some great tips for preventing and treating hypoglycemia.   Keep a balance – Try to stay close to your usual schedule of eating, activity, and medicine. If you’re late getting a meal or if you’re more active
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Hypoglycemia – Signs of Low Blood Glucose

Hypoglycemia – Signs of Low Blood Glucose

We often hear and read about diabetes and the symptoms and effects of high blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia. But, diabetics can often struggle with hypoglycemia or low blood glucose counts as well, and it can be just as scary. It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia.   In
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It’s Still Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine

It’s Still Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Meant to get vaccinated in the fall to ward off the flu, but somehow didn’t get around to it? Think it’s too late to get vaccinated now? Not so. Vaccinations can be protective as long as flu viruses are circulating. And although seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, flu activity usually peaks
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Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Tis the season for large family dinners, festive holiday parties, and catching up with friends…With all of the hustle and bustle and sweet treats, who has time to focus on eating healthy and exercising? Weight gain is inevitable, right? Although it can be tough, here are some tips, along with a little determination, that can
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