Winter 2020 Articles


If you have hearing loss, wearing your hearing aids should be at the top of your to-do list – and not just because they can help you hear better. A new study suggests hearing aid use may also play a role in staving off dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety and falls with injuries.

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We all have experienced or know someone with dizziness or vertigo. But what does that mean? Dizziness is a general term used to describe a sensation of being lightheaded, spinning, floating and sometimes an imbalance. True vertigo can be defined as a perception of movement or spinning of a person or the environment, when in reality, the movement is not happening.

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It’s easy to put off uncomfortable conversations about issues such as end of life, living choices and finances. However, that procrastination could have unfortunate consequences. Two-thirds of family disputes over aging or end-of-life issues that end up in court could have been avoided if families had clearly discussed wishes in advance.

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First, realize that perfection is not only unrealistic, it can be damaging to maintaining a positive outlook. Think realistically and write down how you are going to manage your holiday season.

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NC ranks 16th in the nation for adult obesity. Poor eating habits and “couch potato” lifestyle used to be the main culprits for obesity. The new culprit is the American workplace. 120-140 calories lost per day continues to be reflected in rising rates of obesity. 80 percent of American jobs involve low physical demand sedentary work.

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There isn’t a better time than now to start getting fi t with health information and products so easily accessible. Simply incorporate the basics into your daily routine - good nutrition, adequate exercise and a daily supplement - and start down the path toward better health.

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