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Building Meaningful Relationships

by Lori Sciame June 7th, 2024 | Health Observance

My relationship post this week is in honor of National Men's Health Month. This is because building meaningful relationships with peers has a direct correspondence with a man's mental health. In essence, although many men tend to not like talking about emotions, they still benefit from the company of male friends. In tough times, male friends may not discuss issues non-stop like the majority of females do, but they still offer support and reassurance. Therefore, men need to be cognizant of the fact that having male friends

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Cold & Flu Medication: High Blood Pressure

by Kimberly Hays May 3rd, 2024 | Health Observance

When we get a cold or the flu, the first thing we normally do is reach for over the counter medications for relief of the symptoms. These medications are not completely off limits, but you should choose them wisely in order to keep your blood pressure in check. Multi-symptom cold and flu medications usually contain a decongestant, which will restrict blood vessels and cause the blood pressure to go up. Instead, make more careful choices for your treatment.

There are newer formulas that

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Alcohol Strains Relationships

by Lori Sciame April 5th, 2024 | Health Observance

Living in a state known for its high rates of drinking, I fully understand the negative ramifications of alcohol use on relationships. In Wisconsin (the state where I reside), alcohol is included in almost every social gathering, from family holidays to backyard barbecues. In fact, Wisconsin has more bars/taverns than grocery stores. Because of this, adults and children alike are affected by the misuse of this powerful depressant. Check out the following list concerning the negative effects of alcohol on relationships.

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Older Men: Nutrition Basics

by Lori Sciame March 22nd, 2024 | Health Observance

Older men take notice. You need to be aware of whether your diet consists of the right kinds of foods. Thinking about nutrition goes way beyond eating an iceberg lettuce salad twice a week. One must understand that it takes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and healthy fats to build a nutritious diet. Plus, once a man reaches 50, he should not eat the same as he did in his earlier years.

How Many Calories Per Day?

Because older men may

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Foods to Help Arthritis

by Kimberly Hays March 8th, 2024 | Common Conditions, Health Observance

As many as 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. Arthritis literally means joint inflammation, and it is caused by several factors including genetics, environment, age, obesity, and age. Treatment for arthritis includes weight loss, physical therapy, assistive aids, physical activity, and medication to relieve the pain. A person with arthritis needs to learn self-management skills to help in their treatment. Besides regular exercise, a healthy diet is essential. Here we will look at some of the best food choices to help if you or a loved one has arthritis.

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