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Throw Away Your Razor and Grow a Mo for Movember

November 16th, 2015 (No Comments)

  What Exactly is Movember? No, it’s not a misspelling of November. Movember is a coined word made up of November and a contraction of the word for moustache, mo. Also labeled No-Shave November, it’s a yearly event (since 2003) which encourages men to throw away their razors and grow beards and/or moustaches. All this hirsuteness is […]

7 Healthy Crockpot Recipes for Fall

October 27th, 2015 (No Comments)

With the air getting nippy and leaves changing into a fiery sea of red, orange, and yellow, fall often sees people exchanging their healthier summer eating habits for Halloween treats and copious Thanksgiving dinners. Eating healthy in this busy season, however, can be simple with the aid of the crockpot. Slow cooker meals cut out the hassle […]

Five Healthy Halloween Candy Alternatives for Kids

October 16th, 2015 (No Comments)

Across the country, kids are eagerly planning for and anticipating Halloween. Most adults enjoy giving out treats to all the little costumed kids. However, those same adults are not as eager to deal with the sugar fall-out that follows. Sugar can affect everything from mood to immunity, and many parents are more than willing to […]

Life After Surgery: Helping a Loved One Recover

September 21st, 2015 (No Comments)

Having to undergo a major surgical procedure is one of the most stressful and frightening experiences in a person’s life, but helping a loved one recover from surgery can be equally taxing. The hard work may be technically over once the surgery is deemed a success, but it can take a long time for one’s […]

Great Tips for Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors

September 7th, 2015 (No Comments)

Eating healthy is important at every age, but it becomes even more so as we age, particularly for older adults with illness or signs of dementia. Getting the proper nutrition helps seniors maintain their mental acuteness, increases energy, aids in illness resistance and recovery, and makes chronic health problems easier to deal with.  Sadly, an […]

When Should I Retire from Driving?

August 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Driving is considered a sign of independence and freedom in our society. Getting a driver’s license is seen as a rite of passage, and a person’s schedule is often dictated on whether or not they can drive. Most people want to be able to drive for as long as they live, but this may not […]

5 Ways to Keep your Cool While Caring for your Spouse

August 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

Anyone who finds themselves suddenly thrust into the role of primary caregiver for an ailing spouse can be overwhelmed by the constant attention and care necessary on a daily basis in caring for your mate. This is particularly true for disabled spouses who can do little or nothing for themselves, and require help for even […]

Managing the Struggles of Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients

July 22nd, 2015 (No Comments)

  Caring for someone who is suffering from Alzheimer’s can be exceedingly difficult.  With Alzheimer’s disease, something as simple as daily communication can be made into a frustrating and stressful task. Alzheimer’s patients often struggle to find the right words, are prone to losing their train of thought, and may even forget what simple words […]

6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity as a Caregiver

July 12th, 2015 (No Comments)

Providing home health care for a loved one or patient can be a very demanding job, especially in situations where that person is a fully incapable of self care. This scenario is occurring more and more throughout the country, including Phoenix, as the elderly population increases, and fairly often the caregiver is a spouse or other […]

4 Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

June 24th, 2015 (No Comments)

Who doesn’t look forward to taking in the warm, summer sun? You spend months going through the cooler winter temps only to be scorched by the sun during those three prime months of summer. Regardless of how old you are, you need to exercise caution when it comes to being out in the heat. Too […]