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June 2018

June 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult in the U.S. is treated in the ER for a fall-related injury every 14 seconds, and dies from a fall-related injury every 29 minutes. The good news is falls are preventable, and the first step to prevention…
Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health disorder in the United States. Approximately 40 million people over the age of 18 are affected by it. That is roughly 18 percent of our nation’s population. Countless articles, books and meditations are available to help sufferers ease the pain and psychological discomfort…
For most of us, checkups are a regular part of life. Dental visits, auto maintenance appointments and even glances in the bathroom mirror all help us monitor performance, catch potential problems and assure us that all is — or will be — well. What’s true of teeth, engines and grooming…
Whenever I discuss detox with anyone, it usually raises a lot of questions like, “Why do I need to detox?” or “I take milk thistle, so aren’t I detoxing already?” So I thought it would be appropriate to touch on the most important things to understand about detox and how…
Prepare your bike Owning a bicycle in Wisconsin usually means it sits in storage for a major part of the year. Come spring, you’re ready to get rolling again. Before you get on your bike, you’ll want to make sure everything is in working order to ensure a safe, quality…
Most of us are well-educated about the harmful effects of the sun’s UV radiation on our skin, but did you know that sunlight can also damage our eyes? Ophthalmologists warn that too much exposure to UV light raises our risk for various eye concerns like growths on the conjunctiva (pterygium…
Are you optimistic about your health and wellness? How optimistic are you about life in general? A recent article has surprising news about the optimism of millennials. According to Marketwatch.com, “For the first time, young Americans have less optimism than those aged 55 and older.” That’s a big change from…
When I have thought about life coaching in the past, I always assumed there was an event that must have occurred to cause the person seeking it to lose direction and need help. Or, that the person didn’t know which path to take in the midst of a big decision.…
It’s summertime in Wisconsin, so that means construction and BUGS! Not only are these bugs a nuisance and annoying, but they can be detrimental to your health. Mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus and now the Zika virus. Deer ticks carry the crippling Lyme disease. One of the most widely…
Children in North America will spend, on average, more than 900 hours attending school in a given year. The average school year in the United States lasts 1,016 hours, the equivalent of 42 continuous days. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, many developed countries begin their academic…
Medicare is a government health insurance program for everyone 65 and older that was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. Medicare has evolved over the past 50+ years to offer some really great plan options for Medicare beneficiaries to choose from. When people call, email or…
When it comes to our weight and health, there’s a ton of advice out there. And the problem is, most of it is terrible, outdated and scientifically disproven. Those who believe it are getting in their own way of their best health! If what you’re doing isn’t working, it isn’t…
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