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Food for Life: 7 Must-Have Superfoods for Women

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle

Superfoods have become quite a buzzword in the health and foods circles, suggesting everyone should be consuming their share of superfoods to live a better and fitter life. But what is it about superfoods that makes them so unique?

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Link to Memory Loss

Posted by Joanna Mastoras in Health & Lifestyle, in Alzheimer's & Dementia

What role does Vitamin D, and specifically Vitamin D deficiency, play in cognitive disease? In this blog post, we’ll do a deep dive on what, if any connections, can be found in modern science between Vitamin D deficiency and memory loss.

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Getting the Flu Shot is More Important Than Ever!

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Health & Lifestyle, in Coronavirus Updates

This year, getting vaccinated against the flu is more important than ever. Annual flu shots protect us against the three or four influenza virus strains that have been determined to be the most common during the upcoming flu season. The influenza (flu) shot is a vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm, and is the best way to protect yourself and others from contracting the flu each year.

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Heat-Related Illnesses: Warning Signs and Prevention

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Health & Lifestyle

We are all happy to welcome the beautiful, warm weather to New York. As the weather continues to get warmer, it is important to remember that the heat can be dangerous for specific individuals. We need to make sure that we take preventative measures to avoid heat-related illnesses. With the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommendations to stay home, there is an even higher risk for individuals who do not have air conditioning in their homes. 

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Surprising Ways to Stay Hydrated

Posted by Grace Townley-Lott, LMSW in Health & Lifestyle

Summer is finally here! But so is the danger of dehydration. Staying hydrated is vital for keeping our bodies healthy. Proper hydration regulates your body temperature, keeps your joints lubricated, your organs functioning well, helps to prevent infection, helps prevent kidney stones and constipation, and reduces your risk for a multitude of additional health complications. There's even evidence that drinking water helps enhance older adults' cognition, as dehydration can increase their cognitive fatigue. It also helps your sleep quality and mood, in the event you have recently experienced changes due to COVID-related anxiety.

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Depression, Anxiety, and Pain

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Health & Lifestyle

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. The cause of anxiety is not fully understood, but it can come from traumatic events or as a result of genetics. Depression is also more common than you may know. It can appear due to various factors, including genetics, trauma, and a change in brain chemistry. Nearly half of the people diagnosed with depression are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder as well. 

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