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Trends in Alcohol Consumption in Older Adults

Studies regarding alcohol use have revealed that, in general, consumption has increased among all adults of all age groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to one older study, though, we can see that alcohol use in the United States increased over 100% from 2001 to 2013. More recent surveys are indicating that use has trended …

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Diverticulitis: An Age-Related Concern We Should Talk About

Diverticulitis is a relatively common condition that affects approximately 58% of adults over the age of 60. It is a complication of diverticulosis, the condition of weakening in certain areas of the inner wall of the colon. This weakness allows the colon to bulge and for small pouches to form. Diverticulosis often occurs without symptoms. …

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Mental Health Minute

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May is mental health awareness month While outdoors enjoying activities in the sun, take care to remain safe. According to www.healthyaging.net, there are four major components to healthy aging. Physical Fitness: Do 30 minutes of aerobic and weight bearing exercise daily. Remaining physically active can lead to increased blood-flow and oxygen to the mind and …

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2D vs. 3D Mammogramms

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By now, most women understand the importance of getting a mammogram. But what is a 3D mammogram, and when should you think about upgrading to one? By Holly Rhoton R.T.(M)(B.D.) During a 3D mammogram, a machine uses low-dose X-ray to take a number of images. Those images are then reconstructed to give doctors and radiologists a three-dimensional …

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Overcome Migraine Pain

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If you experience chronic migraines, an unexpected treatment may bring relief. Migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world: More than 90% of migraine sufferers are unable to function normally during a migraine, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. For people with chronic migraines—defined as at least 15 migraines a month—the results can …

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Talking to Teens About Sexual Assault

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Educating children about how to protect themselves against predatory adults may not be enough. Teens commit roughly one-third of sexual abuse offenses, according to research conducted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and boys ages 12 to 15 are often implicated in the abuse. Additionally: 69% of the incidents occur in someone’s …

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