Healthcare Education

Is Honey Bad For Your Heart?

When it comes to caring for your heart, you don’t want to take any shortcuts. You know the importance of a healthy diet and taking care of yourself. But have you ever considered honey for your heart? You should. Honey and Cardiovascular Diseases Honey has many health benefits. In modern times, it has even been…

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Journaling – Why You Should Write A Journal

Have you ever thought about writing a journal? Well, it’s never too late. Here are three reasons why you should start your journaling journey. Therapeutic Benefits Journaling can be therapeutic. Writing and expressing your thoughts and feelings can give you clarity and leave you feeling grateful. You may start to notice things you’ve overlooked or…

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Is Microwaving Food Safe?

Is microwaving food safe? (Yes, you can be rest assured that your loved one at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation is getting the nutrition they deserve, don’t worry about that. But you may find it necessary to pop something into the microwave every now-and-then.) Popular opinion is a flat NO. “Microwaves are dangerous, and they rid…

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Water And Osteoporosis: They Don’t Go Together

You’ve probably heard that water is good for you. It helps you stay hydrated and not dry up. And it will quench your thirst too. But did you know that water can also help for osteoporosis? Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle. This puts them at a risk, since…

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Is It Time To Stop Driving?

One of the dilemmas that come with age is about stopping to drive. You’ve been operating a vehicle for so many years and everything happens like second nature, but you’re getting the message that others think it’s time to hand in the keys. So, is it time to stop driving? Here are some signs to…

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Inactivity And Diabetes: A Dangerous Pair

Inactivity and Diabetes in Seniors Does the importance of being active change as you age? Apparently. At least when it comes to prediabetic overweight adults between the ages of 65 to 73. That’s the figures a group of researchers, led by Chris McGlory, studied. They asked 12 men and 10 women to reduce their number…

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Sun Protection Lotion: What You Need To Know – Part 2

In our previous installment, we introduced the importance of adequate suntan lotion and what it protects against. Here we expand on the discussion. SPF and UVB Protection One of the first things you notice on a bottle of suntan lotion is its sun protection factor or SPF level. SPF protects your skin from UVB by…

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Sun Protection Lotion: What You Need To Know – Part 1

Summer is here. Traditionally that means more time outdoors in the sun. But it can get hot around Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation and too much sun exposure can be dangerous. In fact, “about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun.”…

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Night Sweats, What It Is, Why It Happens, How It’s Treated

Night sweats, happen when you wake up at night drenched in excessive perspiration and likely need to change your sheets and pajamas. It can be a medical issue or infection.       Night Sweats: Runaway Thyroid Sweating more and being sensitive to heat are notable symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Your thyroid gland controls your metabolism,…

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