Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and musculoskeletal pain. According to the University of Eastern Finland, The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor study found low vitamin D may increase the risk of chronic headache. The study examined approximately 2,600 men aged Read more…

Medication Management

Family caregivers are often tasked with managing their aging loved ones’ medications. Studies show that 87% of seniors take one prescription drug, 36% take 5 or more, and 38% use over-the-counter medications. Taking medicine correctly is essential for treating our loved one’s health conditions and managing symptoms. Putting a simple Read more…

February is National Heart Month

Many people have hearts on their minds in the month of February. This not only holds true for the holiday built to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day, but also marks American Heart Month. The American Heart Association designates February as awareness month to remind people to focus on maintaining healthy hearts Read more…

Keeping Healthy During Winter

Winter can affect one’s health in myriad ways. It’s important to know these effects so we can better mitigate them. These are some common examples of how winter weather can affect a person’s health: During the winter, more time is spent indoors in response to the cold. This is not Read more…

Chamomile Tea for Anxiety

Ah, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chamomile tea to soothe the nerves. Chamomile has been used medicinally for thousands of years and was known by ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures. It is usually made into a tisane or an herbal tea without actual caffeinated leaves from a Read more…

Bringing the Clinic Home

Going home from the hospital or nursing home does not mean that a loved one’s healthcare needs are over. The transition period between the time of discharge from the hospital and when routine care is reestablished can be confusing for both the loved one and their caregivers. This is where Read more…

Fitness Tracker for Heart Monitoring

Wrist-worn smart watches and fitness monitors have become widely adopted by consumers and are gaining increased attention from researchers. While accuracy of chest strap, electrode-based HR monitors have been confirmed, research shows that fitness trackers may not be the best way to measure heart rate. While some wrist-worn monitors are Read more…