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How to achieve healthy aging

How to achieve healthy aging

Healthy aging is an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. According to creator and director of Healthy Aging®, Carolyn Worthington,  it is about providing inspiration and practical ideas for adults, ages 45-plus, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial well-being. The National Institute on Aging at NIH promotes Go4Life Month, with its theme being Get Motivated! Get Moving! Go4Life! , working to emphasize the importance of regular physical activity as a key component…

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Understanding Juvenile Arthritis

Understanding Juvenile Arthritis

Nearly 300,000 children in America have arthritis, yet most people don’t know that kids get arthritis. Many parents write off swollen joints and fever as a flu bug, or think that a sudden rash might have occurred from an allergic reaction. The symptoms might even recede slightly before showing up again, sometimes delaying diagnosis for quite some time. After all, who expects a small child to have arthritis? Also known as pediatric rheumatic disease, JA is an umbrella term used…

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Beat the heat

Beat the heat

Summer is heating up. Make sure you follow a few rules to keep the elements from getting the better of you. Take it easy! Try to reduce or eliminate strenuous activities, or even reschedule to a cooler time of day. Persons at risk, such as the elderly, should stay in the coolest location out of the sun, or in an air-conditioned location. Dress for the weather. To reflect heat and sunlight and help your body maintain normal temperatures, dress in lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing….

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