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The Best Possible Start

by Lori Sciame January 5th, 2024 | Health Observance

I vividly remember the moment I read the positive pregnancy test. I felt awash with emotions, including immense joy at the news I would be bringing a new life into the world. Would my first baby be a boy or girl? Would he or she have brown or blonde hair? Dozens of questions ran through my mind. After the initial elation, my thoughts drifted towards more practical concerns, such as visiting the doctor.

My concerns about my child, however, began long

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Alzheimer’s and Men’s Health

by Lori Sciame November 17th, 2023 | Health Observance, Men's Health
Alzheimer's is a disease that causes the brain to shrink. In essence, the disease robs one of his ability to think clearly. An article in HealthDay Reporter by Denise Mann suggests that although Alzheimer's affects both men and women, the disease progresses differently in each sex. She states, "men seemed to have more problems with their thinking ability when diagnosed with Alzheimer's than their female counterparts did. What's more, men and women lost gray matter in different areas of their brain." While it's too early to tell why there is a difference between the sexes, one thing remains clear:
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Exercise: Good for Type 2 Diabetes

by Lori Sciame October 27th, 2023 | Health Observance
I'm not going to stop.  I'm never going to quit bugging readers to get off the chair or couch and to start moving.  The reason is simple - exercise improves health in many different ways.  This holds true for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes.  A University of Calgary and University of Ottawa joint study shows that working out in specific ways can help manage this chronic illness.

As outlined in Time Health and Family this university study showed, "...the combination of aerobic exercise and weight training is significantly better for controlling blood sugar than either alone."

This is interesting
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Should Eating Habits Change as You Age?

by Joe Lawrence October 20th, 2023 | Aging Well, Health Observance
One thing people often ask is whether they should change their exercise regimes after they reach certain ages. Most know after they retire they require new hobbies to keep the mind going and something to replace the social aspect of work they once had. Almost everyone knows they need to watch their finances more closely when living on a fixed income. However, almost no one knows or seemingly asks whether they need to alter their diets at all. Spoiler Alert...the answer is 'yes.'

As we age our bodies metabolism slows down. We are no longer able to burn the amounts
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A New Leaf

by Lori Sciame September 29th, 2023 | Health Observance, Men's Health
The cliche, turning over a new leaf, connects beautifully with autumn.  As the gold, orange, and red leaves fall from the trees, one can choose to think about the tiny buds that will take their place next spring instead.  It may sound counter-intuitive, but I propose that we should think of fall as a time for beginning again, and not as a time to curl up into a ball for hibernation.

For a man who has let his health go, now is the time to think about turning over a new leaf, one that will give
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