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Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Fun Facts!

With Thanksgiving being tomorrow I thought it would be fun to give some history of the Thanksgiving parade that is help in Detroit, Michigan every year! It has been a holiday tradition in Detroit for more than 80 years. It was founded by J.L Hudson’s downtown Detroit’s legendary department store.

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Living in Michigan through the winter months can be a challenge for some. Some people might say they are immune to it and others actually enjoy it. But for senior citizens it is crucial to be safe and know their limits. Winter brings ice, snow and cold temperatures and with that comes challenges for seniors challenged that can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses.

Giving Back to Veterans This Holiday Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching this time of the year a lot of people want to give back, want to help and want to reach someone and make a difference. There are numerous ways to give back and help someone else. Veterans Day is this upcoming Saturday and what better way to celebrate than to donate, volunteer and give back to them? It is not just giving back to them we are celebrating them, honoring them and remembering that they gave up so much to fight for us.

American Diabetes Month: Raise Awareness

November marks the month of American Diabetes Month. Each November communities across the country observe this month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Diabetes if one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States.

Halloween Medical Marvels

It’s that time of year when Halloween is upon us, which includes vampires, witches, skeletons and everything scary. Scary movies are on television every day and no matter where you turn every store has Halloween decorations, costumes and candy. You know it is so hard to escape candy corn, pumpkins and caramel apples.

Knowing the Signs of Lewy Body Dementia May Help Speed Diagnosis

Lewy body dementia and other illnesses of aging brains cause immeasurable suffering for patients and their families.
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Melissa J. Armstrong, University of Florida

Lewy body dementia reached the public eye in 2014 after reports that Robin Williams died with diffuse Lewy body disease.

Flu Season is Upon Us, Be Sure to Get a Flu Shot!

 

Are flu shots actually helpful? Some would say they actually get them sick and they refuse to get them. But for others they can be lifesaving. It is important to remember that the flu shot is helpful but it does not respond to everyone’s body, it can be helpful or not so helpful.

Wear Pink in Awareness for Breast Cancer Month!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer.

World Heart Day: At the Heart of Health

World heart day is September 29, 2017! World heart day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.5 million lives each year. World heart day is brought to us globally by The World Heart Federation.

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer's Month, it is the international campaign by Alzheimer's disease International (ADI) to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.