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“I need to have Radiation”

“I need to have Radiation”

Here is some helpful information  I have gathered from pieces available on the net. You will find this helpful  in the event that you are told that you need radiation as part of your treatment protocol. Radiation therapy — also called radiotherapy — is a highly targeted and highly effective way to destroy cancer cells in the breast that may stick around after surgery. Despite what many people fear, radiation therapy is relatively easy to tolerate and its side effects…

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Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad Many of us who are lucky enough to live in Sun City Carolina Lakes have many opportunities to travel in retirement. I have heard many very scary stories that perhaps could have been avoided. It is important to remember that you are responsible for your own health and wellbeing when you are traveling. Be Prepared. It’s a great way to make sure you have a good time and stay healthy to enjoy your trip. Before…

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Emergency Action Plan for Sun City

Emergency Action Plan for Sun City

Please take an opportunity to read and understand the following important  information.           RESIDENT INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN  PURPOSE All organizations are at some level of risk.  Being prepared for an emergency* can make the difference between life and death.  Life safety is first and foremost at Sun City Carolina Lakes (SCCL): it is the primary focus in developing this, the SCCL Emergency Action Plan (EAP), created by the SCCL Public Safety Committee and the…

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When To Move On!

When To Move On!

How Do You Know When it is Time to Leave Sun City Carolina Lakes? Carole Miller, RN,BSN One in a series by HealthShare Hopefully you moved here Sun City Carolina Lakes because you wanted to enjoy our independent, active life style, be closer to family, pay lower taxes, or for the warmer weather. All of those are reasons most often heard for residing here. Occasionally someone moves here because they or their family think that we are a retirement community…

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Questions on Lyme Disease

Questions on Lyme Disease

Questions about LYME Disease? 1.. Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a tick, and the disease is very prevalent across the United States and throughout the world. 2. Lyme disease (DRG 867) is a clinical diagnosis and may cause infection of multiple organs and produce a wide range of symptoms and should be used as a differential diagnosis in rheumatologic and neurologic conditions, with symptoms similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Somatization Disorder, and any difficult-to-diagnose multi-system illness….

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Importance of Protein ( 50-70 grams a day)

Importance of Protein ( 50-70 grams a day)

✔Evidence indicates that protein intake of 50-70 grams a day  can improve muscle mass, strength, and function. ✔Frailty  as we age is closely connected to decreased muscle mass and strength known as sarcopenia. ✔Not only do the older progressively lose muscle with age, but their physiology resists building new muscle. ✔Pair inactivity with low protein intake, and continued muscle loss with age becomes  inevitable. ✔Animal sources of protein (highest quality) generally provide the most leucine, the essential amino acid that…

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Can You Pass This Balance Test

Can You Pass This Balance Test

Can You Pass This Balance Test? According to STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) more than 27,000 people over 65, die as a result of falls, which is 74 every day all year long. Only 1 in 4 reports falls to their doctors during any appointment.  It is very important to let your doctor know if you are slipping, unsteady or falling, even occasionally.  There may be many reasons for falls but ALL are important, as part of your…

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Better Memory Tricks

Better Memory Tricks

Got Memory Failure? OK seriously who doesn’t? Start TODAY to do as much as you can with YOUR NON DOMINANT HAND. ….brush your teeth (while standing only on the non dominant foot) comb your hair, button your shirt, zip up pants, talk on the phone.( the toughest). Try to incorporate as much as you can so your brain cells that have been laying dormant on that unused side of your brain WAKE UP and ask What’s Happening Try this for…

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Brain Gain Made Easy ……….7 Steps

Brain Gain Made Easy ……….7 Steps

Brain Gain Made Easy ……….in 7 Steps Step it up, physical exercise helps prevent illnesses that can lead to memory loss by releasing a protein needed by the brain for healthy nerve cells. Try a Mediterranean diet that has shown a 20 decrease in memory problems, as it has lots of fruits, vegetables, and fish and uses good olive oil. Engage your brain just like good physical exercise; mentally challenging activities will keep your mind sharper. Stay social, stay engaged…

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8 Tips For You To Charge Your Immune System

8 Tips For You To Charge Your Immune System

                 8 Tips For You To Charge Your Immune System The following are suggestions for being a better you ………..every day! Get vaccinated: vaccines initiate infection prompting your body to fight the disease Work up a sweat: like brisk walking helps immune system fight respiratory viruses. Get enough sleep: If you get less than 6 hours of sleep your are 4 times more likely to get a cold. Clean Up your diet: Eat a daily diet rich in fruits, veggies,…

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