Back To School 2.0

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As if every single day of this year hasn’t already felt like nearly too much to handle, August brings with it a huge serving of stress on a silver platter in the form of “Back to School”. This normally brings with it a bustle of school supplies, clothes shopping, figuring our new schedules and routines, but in true 2020 fashion, …

Healing with Humanity

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This month’s blog post was slated to be all about your immune system and how you can improve and protect it…but then life happened.  It is happening so loudly that to not acknowledge it would be a disservice.  Fear is so thick in the air you can taste it on the breeze.  Even the weather has been moody and dangerous …

Coronaviruses

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve heard the frightening tales coming out of China about the devastation caused by a new and highly contagious illness known as the Coronavirus.   Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and …

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

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For some, the Holiday Season can be a time of social isolation and loneliness. This can be especially true for older adults who live alone. Research shows social isolation can have adverse effects such as depression, reduced cognitive function, decreased activity, and many physical conditions. For instance, we tend to see more instances of issues like high blood pressure, heart …

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

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As cold and flu season approaches, so does the season of illness prevention. From getting flu shots to adding a little extra Vitamin C to our diets, prevention often becomes a focus for those concerned with getting sick, missing work and/or school, and optimizing the joy of their upcoming Holiday Seasons. It’s based on this mindset that medical professionals such …

Use RICE for First-Aid, ‘Active Recovery’ for Long-Term Healing

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For decades, the standard and recommended response to an injured muscle, tendon or ligament was to “apply RICE,” an acronym that stands for a protocol of rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Yet these days, the application of RICE as a treatment for these sports-type soft-tissue injuries isn’t 100 percent supported by science. Multiple studies have come out over the years …