Cancer Screenings Help Save Lives

According to the American Cancer Society, elective procedures including cancer screenings were often placed on-hold during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of infection.   Regular cancer screenings, however, remain very important for both disease prevention and early detection and treatment.  Many healthcare providers have re-initiated cancer screenings now that the incidence of COVID-19 is …

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Decluttering and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

It’s easy to get into the habit of holding onto things you don’t need anymore. Maybe you no longer have the time or patience to clean the spacious house you’ve lived in for decades. Or perhaps you started a postcard collection a few years back and currently find yourself with hundreds of postcards without a …

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Things to Do in Somerset, New Jersey this Spring

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and it’s no longer unbearable to spend time outdoors – it’s officially springtime! After spending all winter cooped up at home, you’re probably ready for some new, engaging experiences to enjoy. Luckily, the Somerset, New Jersey area is bustling with new opportunities and activities for you to …

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Simple Changes to Help Reduce Springtime Allergies

Springtime is approaching rapidly and with the new season comes beautiful flowers, blooming trees and freshly cut grass. Unfortunately, these amazing seasonal changes bring about pesky springtime allergies. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re someone that’s dealt with seasonal allergies before – from minor sneezing and congestion caused by tree pollen to severe …

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Who Put the Luck into St. Patrick’s Day?

March 17th is just around the corner.  What better way to distance ourselves from the former 12 months of the pandemic than to search for four leaf clovers, or find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? These are only a couple of ways you might be able to rake in some …

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Heart Health and COVID-19 Recovery

There is growing concern that COVID-19 affects heart health even if the symptoms of infection are not severe.  Studies suggest that regardless of the severity of COVID-19 illness, many people have suffered some degree of cardiac injury.  This includes those who have had no previous cardiac history.  As recently as early February, the American Heart …

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Massage Therapy for Seniors

When’s the last time you truly took time for yourself? Personal care can fall by the wayside when we spend all of our time caring for family, friends and loved ones. As noble as caring for others is, neglecting your own physical and mental health can leave you struggling with physical pain, anxious and depressed. …

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Home Care Technology for Seniors

Home care is no longer defined strictly by the in-person care from a nurse or home care professional. Today, technology supplements home care to support patient wellness, even when a caregiver isn’t around. Of course, the idea of using technology can feel overwhelming if your use of laptops, cell phones and tablets has been minimal. …

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The Difference Between Dementia and Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging, but that doesn’t make it any easier when you notice a decline in your loved one’s memory. Maybe they forget what day it is, misplace belongings often or struggle to manage their monthly expenses. These changes can be extremely jarring, especially if you don’t know if it’s normal …

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Staying Healthy All Year: How to Exercise from Home this Winter

Between the snow and cold temperatures of the winter season and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, conditions are certainly less than ideal for outdoor exercise and trips to your local gym. This means that until warmer weather arrives, you’ll be stuck in your home more often than you may like. Fortunately, exercising in your home can …

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