Category: Health

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How can swimming improve balance?

Written by Stannah on September 12th, 2018

We’ve all heard about how a sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of developing life-threatening health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. However, we really don’t hear much about how important it is to improve our sense of balance and how doing so can go a long way to preventing falls, especially as we […]

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Vitamin D: nutrition and sunshine to keep us healthy

Written by Stannah on August 17th, 2018

About 88% of the population of the world is Vitamin D deficient. This statistic, which shows that the majority of the population of the world lacks Vitamin D, may come as a shock to many people. After all, when you consider the number of people who live in sunny climates, you would expect the percentage […]

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Stephen Hawking: ALS Day

ALS Day: The Curious Case of Stephen Hawking

Written by Stannah on July 4th, 2018

On World ALS Day 2018, we join the ALS Awareness movement because we believe we all need some inspiration and hope when it comes to facing the obstacles we find in our paths. Whether it’s ALS, MS or any other neurodegenerative disease, the more people are aware, the more incentive there will be for people […]

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World MS day

World MS day: “A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”

Written by Stannah on May 28th, 2018

“The disease with a thousand faces” – also known as Multiple sclerosis. Why a thousand faces? Because each person diagnosed with this incurable chronic disease has unique symptoms. We still don’t know so much about MS, so the World MS organization decided to “bring people closer” through research for World MS day 2018. “The #bringinguscloser […]

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Too tired to enjoy your twilight years?

Written by Stannah on May 9th, 2018

As we age, we are more prone to certain illnesses and these may leave us feeling more tired. However, tiredness is not a symptom of aging! Unless chronic pain is causing your fatigue, there are things you can do to give you more energy, so that you can get on with engaging with your life. […]

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World Health Day: Parkinson’s disease and its effects on mobility and balance

Written by Stannah on April 4th, 2018

On World Health Day, you will certainly read about healthy habits and, for instance, how drinking water is good for your health. While these are all helpful tips and important topics to cover, we decided to take things further. What if you couldn’t drink that glass of water that makes you healthier by yourself? It […]

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Age in Place: Home Health Care Services Can Improve Life for Aging Parents

Written by Stannah on January 11th, 2018

Home health care services can improve life for your aging parents. It may not sound like rocket science, but is an option that is often not considered. From help with the shopping to daily home visits, there are many options out there that could be the solution you’re looking for. We can’t always be there […]

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Women and Diabetes

World Diabetes Day: Act Today to Change Tomorrow

Written by Stannah on November 10th, 2017

The right to a healthy future should be universal. But living well and preventing diseases like diabetes very much depends on access to education, information and awareness. This is especially true for women, who are the most affected group, and should have access to care and education to better manage their diabetes and improve their […]

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