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Important: Preconception Counseling

by Kimberly Hays January 20th, 2023 | Health Observance
We all know the importance of taking good care of our bodies after finding out we are pregnant. We do this by eating well, and by taking vitamins and seeing our doctor regularly. With one baby out of every 33 in the United States being born with birth defects, doctors are now trying to lower those numbers by recommending steps for prevention that start prior to conceiving.

Preconception counseling is suggested when thinking about getting pregnant. Your doctor can make suggestions to lower the risk of birth defects. There are many infections that can cause birth defects, and
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Living with Alzheimer’s: Prolonging Memories

by Joe Lawrence November 11th, 2022 | Aging Well, Health Observance
Imagine hearing that you have Alzheimer's. The fear of losing memories, the fear of forgetting those around you, and the fear of losing the ability to do everyday things you have come to enjoy. There are a few things that can be done to prolong these precious moments.

The one thing that people fear losing the most (after a love one, of course) is the family photos. This is because they are the precious memories of children eating birthday cake or wedding photos or even that loved one whom meant the world to you. If you think about what is
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Nutrition & Your Exercise Regimen

by MPK September 16th, 2022 | Health Observance, Nutrition
With a focus of Fall into Fitness this month, we've looked at various aspects of starting a new workout regimen and all of the benefits that it can offer.  Another aspect of starting a new fitness program is the nutritional aspect.  What exactly do you need to feed your body when you incorporate more exercise into your life?

Most importantly (in my opinion), do not be fooled into believing that you need to purchase all sorts of well-marketed products.  If you are going to the gym for a personal trainer session or a cardio kickboxing class,
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The Food and Relationship Connection

by Lori Sciame July 22nd, 2022 | Health Observance, Relationships
Most readers understand the overwhelmingly good feelings that correspond with finding a a special someone to love.  Even if one has been in a relationship for quite a while, he or she will surely remember the first few months after meeting his or her soul mate. Remember how falling for someone changes everything? Although seemingly cliche, it's a fact that while falling love, colors seem brighter, life seems easier, and food tastes better (or one doesn't need food at all).

New Partner, New Foods

Before I met my husband, my life didn't revolve around Italian food; however, after marrying into an
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Men Need to Monitor Health

by Jessica B. June 24th, 2022 | Health Observance
If you are an average American man, chances are you only see a health care professional when you are ill or concerned about symptoms, but for many, it is too late. Well visits are an important part of your overall health.

This month is Men’s Health Month, and well visits are an important part of maintaining health, particularly for middle-aged men.

It may be difficult to find the time, working full time, and with a family, to squeeze in a doctor’s appointment. But getting early diagnoses of common ailments like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular illness, prostate issues, thyroid problems
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.