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Are You a Healthy Snacker?

Are You a Healthy Snacker?

February is National Snack Food Month, which could be dangerous if you don’t understand how to eat healthy. Many of the snack foods available on the market, such as potato chips, are loaded with fat and calories. Instead of chowing down on all these unhealthy and nutrition-less food fillers all month, take the high road and choose snacks that are good for you instead.

Not sure if you know how to be a healthy snacker? Take our quiz to test your healthy snacking knowledge. And keep an eye out for healthy snack recipes later in the month.

Are You a Healthy Snacker?

Snack foods can easily make you overdo your calories for the day, increasing weight gain and leading to other health problems. Learn the right way to snack.

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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Quiz

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Quiz

Did you know that over 1.5 million heart attacks and stroke happen every year in the US? What’s even more startling, one in four women and one in five men who suffer a heart attack will die within a year. While there are some cases of heart attack and heart disease that cannot be prevented, most of the cases in the United States are easily preventable. In fact, by reducing certain risk factors, you can lower your chances of having a heart attack by 80 percent.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all adults in the United States, so it’s important to stay vigilant in the fight against it. Even if you think you are moderately healthy, your heart could still be in danger. Many people who suffer heart attacks have no prior signs or symptoms. That’s why it’s so important to do all you can to lower your risk factors.

Even if you only have one risk factor, it is still important to talk to your doctor. He or she can recommend changes in diet, exercise, or other lifestyle changes that can greatly reduce the chances of you having a heart attack.

To see precisely how many risk factors for heart disease you have, take our quiz below. 

Are you at risk for heart disease?

About 610,000 people die of heart disease every year in the United States, accounting for one in four deaths. Take this test to see if you are at risk for the disease.

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, which means it’s time to talk about this unfortunate skin disease! Contrary to popular belief, psoriasis is not simply a rash or something you can catch if you itch too much. It’s actually a genetic, immune-system related disease that causes disrupts the normal growth cycle of skin cells. Therefore, it is not contagious. Psoriasis currently affects as many as 7.5 million Americans, with 30 percent of that number also developing psoriatic arthritis. 33 percent of sufferers reported that their social interactions are impacted due to their disease, while 59 percent said that psoriasis is a problem in their everyday life.

While psoriasis can be painful and debilitating, luckily there are many different treatment options to help patients. Most treatments involve a combination of different methods unique to each patient. There is no cure for psoriasis, but many symptoms can be relieved or cleared up for years at a time. For any of our patients that suffer from psoriasis, we can offer medication assistance as well as wound measurements. If you are suffering from a particularly bad flare up, we can also communicate with your doctor to find a new treatment plan for you.

Take our quiz to learn more about psoriasis, and then share it with a friend to help spread awareness!

Psoriasis Awareness Month Quiz

Psoriasis affects 7.5 million people in the US. Of that, 30 percent will develop psoriatic arthritis. Take this quiz to learn more and help spread awareness.

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Depression in Older Adults Quiz

Depression in Older Adults Quiz

In honor of Mental Health Month, now is the perfect time to shed some light on depression in older adults. Many people assume that sadness or depression is just a normal part of growing older. However, this is not the case. Depression is a medical problem that can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy. It’s important to remember, you don’t have to be sad. There is a way to stop it.

Depression in older adults is often brought about by the numerous changes in life that occur as people age. Retirement, death of loved ones, increased isolation, and medical problems can all contribute to feelings of depression and loneliness. The warning signs of depression include sadness, fatigue, loss of interest in enjoyable activities, social withdrawal, weight loss or gain, sleep disturbances, loss of self-worth, or suicidal thoughts. Seniors may also turn to alcohol or drugs to try and ease their pain, but this solution can actually make things worse.

If elderly depression is not treated in time it can significantly impair an older adult’s ability to enjoy life. Overall health may begin to decline and ultimately lead to an early death. Additionally, depression has been linked to higher rates of mental decline in seniors. But the good news is… it’s all treatable! Take our quiz now to learn more about elderly depression and how you can save the senior in your life from suffering.

Depression in Older Adults Quiz

Depression and anxiety often go overlooked in the elderly, leading to poor life quality. Take this quiz to learn more about how to spot depression in seniors.

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World Health Day Quiz

World Health Day Quiz

April 7th is World Health Day! This year’s theme is food safety. While you may know common food safety tips such as how to wash and store food… do you know where your food came from? Where was it grown or produced? Were proper food safety precautions during every step of the manufacturing process? While most of the people who handled your food before you purchased it may have done things properly, it only takes one mistake to make food unsafe.

The World Health Organization is campaigning to enact globalized awareness of safe food for everyone. It is important to follow basic procedures, such as separating raw and cooked foods, keeping your hands clean, cooking foods thoroughly, keeping food at a safe temperature, and using safe water and raw materials. You may think that eating unsafe food only affects individuals, so it isn’t that big of a deal. However, unsafe food creates a vicious cycle of diarrhea and malnutrition, threatening the nutritional status of the most vulnerable, and potentially leading to a global crisis.

Learn more about food safety by taking out informative quiz!

World Health Day Quiz

The theme for this year’s World Health Day is food safety. Learn more and spread awareness by taking this quiz.

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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

February 4 is World Cancer Day, which means it is time to talk about cancer. The disease is all around us, yet it lurks in the darkness, a sometimes silent killer. 585,720 people died from cancer in the United States in 2014, with 1,665,540 new cases being diagnosed. Another frightening statistic: 40 percent of people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Many people do not even realize they have cancer until it is too late to be treated effectively.

While cancer certainly seems scary, it is not a death sentence. If caught early enough, most forms of cancer can be treated before they get any worse. Some cancers, such as breast, skin, thyroid, and prostate cancer, have relatively high five year survival rates. In fact, you only have a 0.8 percent chance of dying within five years if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Some forms of cancer are more treacherous, however. Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates, with only six percent of patients living past the five year mark. Other deadly cancers include lung and brain cancer.

The best defense against this disease is knowledge. You can take steps to lower your risk by eating healthy, exercising, and avoiding known carcinogens. You can also be aware of risk factors and whether or not you are genetically predisposed to be at a higher risk. While there is no guaranteed way to stop cancer, you can still do your best to prevent it.

World Cancer Day

Cancer affects millions of Americans each year, resulting in pain, suffering, and death. Learn more and spread awareness by taking this quiz.

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Glaucoma Awareness Month Quiz

Glaucoma Awareness Month Quiz

Glaucoma is a disease which currently affects 2.7 million people in the United States and over 60 million people worldwide. It is actually a group of diseases which gradually steal sight, making it known as the “silent thief of vision.” Many people do not even realize they have glaucoma until it is too late, as there are no symptoms other than a gradual loss of vision. The vision loss begins with the peripheral or side vision, so it is not immediately noticeable until significant amounts of vision have been permanently lost. Experts estimate that rates of glaucoma will increase by 58 percent by the year 2030, with 4.2 million Americans suffering from the disease.

Unfortunately, vision that is lost to glaucoma cannot be restored. However, once diagnosed, there are steps you can take to prevent further vision loss or become entirely blind. Glaucoma is a scary disease, but there are things you can do to learn more about it and try to prevent. Take our quiz to gain more awareness of the disease, and then share our quiz with a friend so they too can learn about the dangers of vision loss. 

Glaucoma Awareness Month Quiz

Glaucoma affects the eye health of millions of Americans, causing blindness with virtually no other preceding symptoms. Learn more and spread awareness by taking this quiz.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Quiz

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Quiz

There are so many relevant health issues that are recognized in November that it’s hard to keep track of them all! The last one we are featuring this month is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. This is a cause that hits close to home, as many of our patients suffer from this disease or the pre-stages of this disease.

Alzheimer’s is a disease in which nerve cells die in the brain, causing memory problems, lapses in judgment, and difficulty thinking. It is more than just simple forgetfulness or absentmindedness. A person with Alzheimer’s has trouble participating in normal day-to-day activities and may need constant assistance. They may get lost when they are out doing an errand and will not remember how to get home, how they got there, or even who they are. It is common for these people to forget important knowledge such as what year it is, who their family members are, or how everyday chores or tasks work.

Alzheimer’s is more than just memory issues, however. Sufferers also develop emotional issues, and can have sudden mood changes that are unexpected or unwarranted. They may go from feeling angry, irritable, restless, or quiet in one moment to feeling confused, paranoid, or fearful in the next. As the brain continues to deteriorate, symptoms progress even further.

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, which means this disease is nothing to laugh about. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death for those ages 65 and older. This could be even higher, as many official sources do not consider all of the ways in which Alzheimer’s can impact health. In fact, it kills more than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined.

Now that you know a little more about Alzheimer’s and how it affects people, take our quiz and see how well you do! When you are finished, share it with a friend so they can also learn more about this terrible disease.

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease affects 5 million people across the United States. Learn more and spread awareness by taking this quiz.

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s time to focus on one of the world’s deadliest cancers.

Lung cancer forms in the tissues of the lung – usually in the cells that line air passages. Abnormal cells form, which then begin to grow uncontrollably. These cells do not behave as normal lung cells and do not develop into healthy lung tissue, which means they interfere with proper functioning of the lung. This may in time deprive the body of fresh oxygen, leading to noticeable symptoms. Symptoms of lung cancer range from coughing up blood to fatigue, which is why many people are not diagnosed with the disease until it has already progressed to a later stage. Over 50 percent of people are diagnosed at a late stage in the disease, with a mere 15 percent being diagnosed when treatment is most effective.

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone who develops lung cancer is a smoker. Around 10 to 20 percent of people with lung cancer have never smoked. Other non-smoking risk factors include asbestos, radon, industrial substances, radiation exposure, air pollution, tuberculosis, genetics, and military service.

Additionally, while many people think  breast cancer is number one cancer killer of women, they are mistaken. It is actually lung cancer, and has been lung cancer since 1987. In fact, twice as many women die from lung cancer each year as from breast cancer! It will actually kill more women in a year than breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine, and vaginal cancers combined.

To learn more about lung cancer, please take our quiz below. It’s important to learn the statistics so you know your likelihood of contracting the disease. It is also important to recognize the symptoms so that cancer can be diagnosed early before it spreads.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer will kill more Americans this year than the next four most deadly cancers combined. Learn more and spread awareness by taking this quiz.

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National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregiver Month is a time to recognize and appreciate all that these unpaid and unsung heroes accomplish. A family caregiver sacrifices their time and personal life to help care for a sick, disabled, or frail loved one. Nearly two in five American adults currently act as family caregivers, but that number is on the rise as debilitating conditions like Alzheimer’s are increasing.

It’s important to realize the burden on a caregiver’s shoulders. 23 percent of family caregivers state that their own personal health is fair or poor after caring for loved ones for five years or more. Additionally, stress has been shown to impact a caregiver’s immune system for up to three years after caring for someone with dementia. Caregiving even affects the workplace, costing American businesses as much as $34 billion each year due to employees acting as caregivers.

A family caregiver must constantly be on edge, ready to assist and take care of their family members with a moment’s notice. They deal with medical issues, personal assistance, household chores, doctor’s appointments and even simply providing companionship to prevent depression and sadness. While not all caregivers live in with their loved one, most live within twenty minutes.

These facts are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more layers to the life of a caregiver. Take our quiz to learn a little more about what it means to be a family caregiver. Then, share it with your friends and family to show your support for National Family Caregiver Month!

National Family Caregiver Month

Caregivers are an important and often unrecognized part of helping elderly adults live a comfortable life. Learn more and spread awareness by taking this quiz.

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