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Monthly Archives: September 2014
Hard to believe that summer has come and gone so quickly, but the good news is there’s plenty of fun to be had for the fall. As the kids head back to school, the air gets crisper and the days a bit shorter, it’s always great to plan fun family activities for the evenings and weekends. Let’s explore some entertaining activities and let us know what you plan on doing in the comment section below.
Over 18 million people in the United States have diabetes, including early onset type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease and usually occurs later in life. While those numbers continue to grow year after year, it’s important to learn critical steps that can be taken to prevent type 2 diabetes, especially among those who are at high-risk for development. (There is currently no prevention for type 1 diabetes). By taking these preventative steps you can help to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and also lower your risk for possible complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage, and other health problems.
Even though epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder, affecting an estimated 1 in 26 people at some point in their lifetime, there’s still a great deal about seizures that many people don’t know. One of the first questions many people have is: what are triggers for seizures? While for more than half the people with epilepsy have no identifiable causes of the condition, for the other half the condition can be traced to a variety of factors.
Identifying and understanding the triggers, symptoms, risk factors and preventative measures for seizures are vitally important for helping to minimize their occurrence and potential complications. Some people find that seizures are more likely to occur in certain situations and keeping track of those factors that may precipitate a seizure can help you recognize when a seizure might be coming and what triggers you should try to avoid. Common triggers for seizures can include: Continue reading