Health Matters

Raising Children Involves Distributing Responsibilities

Apr 21,2022

I continue to be surprised at how many parents do not teach their children to participate in responsibilities around the house. We set a model for how our children will be as they grow, and we also educate them about roles we have in our families.

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Courtesy Centre for Neuro Skills -- The BEFAST acronym stands for Balance, Eyes, Face, Arms, Speech and Time. If the first five appear, it’s time call 911.

BEFAST: The Acronym That Can Save Lives

Apr 20,2022

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting approximately 795,000 people each year. Per the American Stroke Association (ASA), “a stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures).”

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Consider Options Before Retiring

Mar 17,2022

A few years ago, I was running a discussion group on aging at the Mastick Senior Center. One theme that surfaced immediately by the participants was retirement. I learned that many had retired and regretted it.

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Taking Care of Ourselves

Jan 20,2022

Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and Naomi Osaka have something in common. They each made the decision to bow out of competition to protect their mental health. Phelps took time off from swimming after winning innumerable gold medals at the Olympics.

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Center Encourages People Get Booster Shot

Dec 16,2021

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to ensure that Americans are vaccinated against COVID-19 and to reduce stress across the nation’s health care system, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is encouraging those with Medicare who are fully vaccinated to

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Dr. Natalie  Gelman

Raising Children

Nov 17,2021

I continue to be surprised at how many parents do not teach their children to participate in responsibilities around the house. We set a model for how our children will be as they grow, and we also educate them about roles we have in our families.

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