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Putnam Ridge Health Tips

Snacking Is The American Pastime, Do It The Healthy Way

Snacking is the American pastime. Americans love to snack — morning, noon, night — indeed, anytime is the right time to snack. Snacking is perhaps even more popular than Football and Baseball. But, the key is to do it the right way and avoid chronic diseases. This is especially true…...

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care....

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Coronavirus: What You Need To Know About This Deadly Virus

Coronavirus is one of the major stories in the news over the past few weeks and deservedly so. It has global health authorities and the U.S. government on high alert. Indeed, President Trump has set up a special task force, led by HHS Secretary Azar to coordinate all methods to…...

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Multiple Drugs Taken By Seniors Pose Huge Problems If Not Monitored

Multiple drugs taken by senior citizens can lead to huge problems if not monitored. Researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH), calculate that 50 percent of adults between the ages of 70 and 79 take at least five prescription drugs-daily. And an additional 10 to 20 percent are taking…...

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid…...

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Are Blood Pressure Treatments Really Safe For You?

Are blood pressure treatments really safe for you? You’re thinking that’s probably an odd question to ask, right? But, it’s not odd at all, since medical researchers have recently been asking this same question. This is a very important medical issue as senior citizens aged 65 and older, are prime…...

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Saturated Fat Is Still Main Ingredient In Americans’ Diet

Saturated fat still makes up the majority of American’ diet, according results of a recent study. Overall, while there has been some improvement, the typical American diet still contains an overabundance of low quality carbohydrates, refined sugars and empty calories. Consequently, obesity levels among Americans has risen to epidemic proportions…...

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Protect Your Knees, Tips On How To Keep Them Healthy

Protect your knees is advice you seldom hear and a non-issue for most of us. We take our knees for granted — until they cry out to us with decibels of pain and discomfort. But, if you wait that long, it might already be too late. You should be pro-active…...

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Stiff Joints Part Of Aging Process, Learn How To Control It

Stiff  joints are something most of us experience at some point in life — and certainly the risk increases as we hit old age.   But why does this happen so often? Is it part of the aging process. Well, one reason is that as we age, our cartilage —…...

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Cuff Free Blood Pressure Monitor Approved By FDA

The first ever cuff free blood pressure monitor won approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.   The FDA granted Biobeat, the green light to market the company’s wrist watch and patch that measure blood oxygenation, heart rate, and blood pressure. This a great advancement because it…...

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