POCD Effects On Seniors Post Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments

POCD ( Postoperative cognitive dysfunction ) is a little-known condition that affects a substantial number of older adults after surgery. Different patients are affected in different ways. Some patients with POCD experience memory problems, difficulty multitasking, learning new things, or setting priorities. Unlike delirium, an acute, sudden-onset disorder that affects consciousness and attention, POCD can…

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Salmonella Scare Triggers More Than 200 Million Eggs Recall

A Salmonella scare has triggered a massive eggs recall here in the United States. About 207 million eggs produced at a farm in Hyde County, N.C., are being recalled because of possible contamination with salmonella bacteria. In a statement, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Ind. said that 22 illnesses but no deaths have so far…

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Visceral Fat: What Is It, Causes, How To Get Rid Of It

Visceral fat happens to you when you lead a sedentary life. You then risk building up large amounts of it in your body. And, the more of this fat you carry around the higher your chances of developing insulin resistance.  This can eventually lead to type two diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic syndromes. Studies show that exercise can significantly reduce…

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Weight Loss Blues, Reasons You’re Not Losing Pounds

Weight loss is difficult even under the best of circumstances. But, losing the pounds and keeping them off is just about impossible if you neglect certain things. For example, If you sleep more than 9 hours of sleep a night, you may be the envy of your friends, but it could be too much. And, less…

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Insomnia Causes, Symptoms, Available Treatments

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that regularly affects millions of people worldwide. Individuals find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. The effects can be devastating. It usually leads to daytime sleepiness, lethargy, and a general feeling of being unwell, both mentally and physically. Mood swings, irritability, and anxiety are common associated symptoms. It has also…

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Depression: Physical Symptoms And Available Treatments

Depression can affect your body as well as your mind. Trouble falling or staying asleep is common in people who are depressed. But some may find that they get too much shut-eye.       Depression: Chest Pain It can be a sign of heart, lung, or stomach problems, so see your doctor to rule…

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Atlantic Coast Sponsors Spring Bingo Event!

We hosted an awesome event yesterday for local seniors and everyone had a great time. Special thanks to Maya for running the show and taking all of the beautiful photos of our happy and smiling attendees! To view all the photos, please visit our Facebook Page (and don’t forget to like us and follow us,…

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The Brain, How it Really Works, The Myths And The Facts

The brain is extremely complex, indeed so complex, that many scientists believe that it can never be fully understood. The idea that you don’t use all of your brain is a widespread myth. Brain scan studies show all areas are active. So products that claim to tap into the “rest of your brain” don’t really do…

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Muscle Cramps: Eat Your Way Back To A Healthy Body

Muscle cramps happen when your muscles tense up and you can’t relax them. While painful, usually you can treat them yourself. Exercise, and dehydration are common causes. Muscle cramps can occur to people of all ages, young and old. One way to stop cramps is to stretch or massage your muscles. It is also important…

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