The population in North America is aging, and along with aging comes an increased risk of hip fractures from falls. Hip fractures are serious injuries that often result in long-term disability in the senior population, with three quarters of these hip fractures occurring in women. New research published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may help to significantly reduce the risk of hip fractures and bone damage …Read more
The winter season often means snow, cold temperatures, the holidays, and sadly, the flu season, too. Most of us may have noticed that more flu cases occur during the winter, although we also know that the flu virus can also strike during the summer. So is there really a connection between the winter months and the influenza? Or should we be aware of the serious health risks that may be associated with getting the flu during winter?
Xerosis pertains to a form of skin damage that is characterized by dryness and itchiness. This condition is usually experienced during the cold winter months. Dry, itchy skin may also occur during illness and aging. Skin damage is largely associated with the winter season, when one often moves in and out of the cold and enters a room or building with heating.
This change in temperature induces blood to move away from the skin, thus causing skin problems. On the …Read more
There is nothing like the clean, fresh smell of fabric that has dried in the open breeze in the back yard. Hanging the clothes outside to dry isn’t always possible though. Some people don’t have the yard space, others don’t have a yard at all, and then there …Read more