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Article: The Facts Behind Senior Hunger

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The National Council for Aging Care has consolidated the facts and data surrounding senior hunger. From food insecurity to food deserts, risk factors and the impact of the economy on hunger, this article shows the important role that healthy food plays in maintaining health and independence. Read “The Facts Behind Senior Hunger.”

Donate Blood: Facts and Nutritional Tips

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By Jamie Vallone, RD, CDN Every January, the American Red Cross and other community blood banks celebrate National Blood Donor Month. Blood donors are important to the community as blood is vital for life and always needed. Blood donations are used for transfusions following trauma and surgery, treatment of anemia, and platelet transfusions for those with… Read more »

Making 2018 the Best Year Yet!

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A new year is upon us! The opportunities and challenges of the weeks and months to come are a mystery, but something to keep in mind is that we have control over our reactions to these things and their effects on us. This is one of the most powerful truths to remember all year round…. Read more »

Holiday Happiness Starts with You!

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN “To laugh often and much…. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is… Read more »

Stay Healthy with Handwashing

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By Nicole Goben, MS, RD, CDN Cold and flu season is upon us, so Handwashing Awareness Week (December 3-9) is a perfect reminder to wash your hands often! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, handwashing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of illness. Below are some of the basics… Read more »

Vitamin D-ficiency

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By Jennifer Carland, RD, CDN If you live in Western New York, you are familiar with the long, cold, snowy, winter months. It is common for people in this region to be deficient in vitamin D, which our bodies produce from sun exposure. Even if you stood outside for hours on a sunny day in… Read more »

Respiratory Health

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The respiratory system automatically controls one of the most important functions of our bodies – breathing. In recognition of Respiratory Care Week, which takes place from October 22 to 28, let’s take a look at this bodily system and review some tips for keeping it healthy. The respiratory system is highly sensitive and works automatically… Read more »

Mental Illness Awareness

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The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental illnesses include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, addiction disorders and impulse control disorders. Mental Health America estimates that one in five adults in the United States will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year. Despite these statistics, there tends to… Read more »

September 26 is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

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Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer most often caused by a prolonged, occupational exposure to asbestos, and it is rarely diagnosed before the age of 60. It strikes seniors in disproportionate numbers, partly because symptoms don’t appear until 20 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. The cancer has one of the longest latency… Read more »

National Family Meals Month

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By Dawna Bennett, MS, RD, CDN September is National Family Meals Month, a nationwide event designed to start a conversation that encourages and inspires people to return to the kitchen to enjoy wholesome meals together. Families who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories, and members of the family have increased… Read more »

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