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Can Helping Others Protect Our Brains?

June 6, 2015 — Volunteers often receive a plaque or certificate honoring them for their service. Might they also receive an MRI showing increased brain health? Most people who volunteer say that civic engagement gives them a big mood boost and a sense of accomplishment. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have shown that helping... Read More

May Is American Stroke Month: Tips for Family Caregivers

May 1, 2015 — When a loved one has a stroke, family members are often overwhelmed with countless questions. As part of American Stroke Month in May, the American Stroke Association offers 15 tips to help. It’s better to find out than miss out. Be aware of the medications that have been prescribed to your loved one and their... Read More

Give Yourself a Fall Prevention Checkup

April 1, 2015 — The risk of falling increases as we age. Every year, one in three Americans older than 65 sustains a fall. Many of these falls turn out to be harmless. But many are serious, leading to injury, hospitalization and incapacity. And every year 10,000 seniors will receive fatal injuries from falling. The good news is that... Read More

Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

March 1, 2015 — Snacks can be a fun and valuable part of a person’s healthful eating plan – but they can also add unneeded calories, sugar, sodium and fat. During National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers smart snacking ideas that help everyone “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” “If you choose carefully, and plan ahead,... Read More