Labor day is always the first Monday in September, and the day was created to celebrate the labor movement and the social and economic achievements of workers in the USA. It has been celebrated since the 19th century. Today, many Americans use it as an opportunity to get together, share a meal, and share memories.

When asked about health risks for women many will list breast cancer as the top cause of death. In the USA, one in five women will have a stroke, and strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer does. Women have unique risk factors for stroke, and six out of every ten people who

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement and speech. Shaking is probably the most known symptom, and a person with Parkinson’s is unable to control tremors in their limbs. Recently, Danish researches have made some interesting discoveries regarding Parkinson’s disease. Since the disease affects the brain it has seemed reasonable

Most of us know sleeping is important, and the average person needs between seven and eight hours per night. A lack of sleep can lead to a row of side effects such as headaches, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and depression. New research also shows lack of sleep may be connected with Alzheimer’s disease. Many persons

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A stroke happens when brain tissue dies because a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, or because the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This is a serious condition and strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the USA according to the CDC. In average, one American dies from stroke every

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Many adults share one fear: to lose one’s memory and cognitive functions through Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The prospect of losing oneself to dementia can be so daunting that many postpone seeking medical help, or persuade themselves nothing is wrong. If you think you or a loved one might be developing dementia,

Lately, there has been progress in Alzheimer’s research, and an increasing body of evidence points towards habits healthy for the brain making a big difference in developing the disease, and in slowing it down. Eating right is good for the body, and for the brain. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish,

Family means so much, but life tends to get busy, and even the tightest relationships slip apart. Luckily, we have holidays, giving a reason to pause from everyday life and get together. Time spent together is so important. What we do together today will be tomorrow’s memories, creating something valuable to look back at in

A large number of persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, strokes, mental illness, and traumatic brain injuries are unaware of being sick. Many will claim there’s nothing wrong with them, and if anyone’s sick, it’s the person bringing up the problem. This is naturally hard for family members and friends who can

Many people use the words Alzheimer’s and dementia as if they mean the same thing, but there is a difference, and the distinction can be confusing both for patients and their loved ones. To make it simple, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental abilities and Alzheimer’s disease is a form of

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