Posts made in September, 2013

World Heart Day | 29 September

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Heart Day  |  29 September

September 29, 2013, will mark the 14th observance of World Heart Day. Each year, the World Heart Federation sponsors this event to raise awareness that cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death. The observance takes place on the last Sunday in September every year. For World Heart Day 2013, the World Heart Federation is focusing on heart health across the lifespan, beginning before birth and continuing throughout life. Many early deaths caused by heart disease and stroke are preventable, according to the World Heart Federation and the...

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Disease

The course of Alzheimer’s disease is not the same in every person, but symptoms seem to develop over the same general stages. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60. Scientists now know that Alzheimer’s progresses on a spectrum with three stages—an early, preclinical stage with no symptoms; a middle stage of mild cognitive impairment (MCI); and a final stage of Alzheimer’s dementia. At this time, doctors cannot predict with any certainty which people with MCI will or will not develop Alzheimer’s. Very early signs and symptoms Memory problems are...

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Kids Safety

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Kids Safety

Kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble. It’s all part of being a kid, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. But there are little things we can all do to ensure that kids avoid the more serious injuries that can lead to disabilities and even death. Home — it’s where children grow and learn, the place where they find comfort, love and care. It’s where they can see, touch, explore and experience the world around them, so their minds and bodies develop properly. It’s also a place where children need to feel safe. 10. Never Leave Children Alone Near Water 9....

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