Tips to Help Set Realistic Nutrition Goals for the Holidays

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The holidays can be a very exciting and joyous times, but they can also be filled with busy schedules and stress. Food and beverages are everywhere - we see treats, sweets, and special foods around every corner. So let’s come up with a plan to stay healthy during these temptations.

Do you know the warning signs of early-onset Alzheimer's disease? Plus, three simple ways to improve your cognitive ability

By Brady White
Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease involves changes in the brain that cause neurons to die. Early symptoms include short-term memory loss and difficulty with language, but it can eventually lead to complete loss of bodily function and death.

For patients over the age of 65, the decline typically is relatively slow — often taking a decade or more before death. Unfortunately for early-onset Alzheimer’s patients — who are under age 65 — the decline can be much more rapid, with death typically occurring less than five years after diagnosis.

What to Expect in the Emergency Room

By John Resch
What to expect in an emergency room

No matter what, visiting an emergency room is a stressful experience. Staff members strive to do everything possible to make patients feel safe and comfortable. However, there are eight tips everyone should understand to help an ER visit go as smoothly as possible:

How to eat like an Olympian

By Kary Woodruff
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For Olympic athletes training for a gold medal, it is more than just hours spent practicing their sport. Ask any Olympian and they’ll tell you that nutrition is also a major component of their training plan. Improper fueling during training and competition can mean the difference between first and second place, so following a sound nutrition plan is essential for optimal performance and recovery. While you may not be training up to 6 hours a day, 6 days per week, eating like an Olympian can certainly help you to achieve your performance goals. Here are key points to develop your nutrition plan.

Learn the Facts about the Ebola virus

By Brandon Webb, MD
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News media around the world are talking about Ebola exposure and transmission of the disease from person to person. While this disease is very serious and has a high mortality rate, not all of the information being reported about how the Ebola virus is spread is correct. Knowing the facts is important to understand issues regarding the current outbreak, and focus attention on good hygiene practices that offer help prevent the spread of all germs, foreign and domestic alike.