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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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Resources for understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Resources for understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Memory loss that disrupts daily life is not considered a normal part of aging—an important fact Alzheimer’s advocates point out that may be one of the first signs of dementia. However, most people struggle with acknowledging there may be a problem. As defined by the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks….

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