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Benefits of Massage as People Age

March 07, 2018 | 1 Comments

More and more people over age 55 are discovering the health benefits of regular massage therapy, according to Krystal Newton, massage therapy director for NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness.

In the past year, about 9 million people age 55 and older received a total of 39 million massages, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. Most were for medical purposes.

As people age, they...
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Medicine Offers Treatment Options for Arthritis

February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Our risk of painful conditions such as arthritis increases as we age. There are more than 21 million Americans who suffer with the disease.

Fortunately, medicine has a lot to offer in the treatment of this disease: from exercise and supplements to mediations and surgery.

Simply put, arthritis is the loss of the smooth cushion or cartilage lining our joints, explains NorthBay...
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You Control Your Heart Health

February 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

February is Heart Health Month, a good time to be reminded about the importance of taking care of your hear.

The fact is, you have more control over your heart health than you might think. Most heart attacks are linked with unhealthy lifestyle choices: eating an unhealthy diet, smoking, not exercising, drinking too much alcohol.

Following a heart-friendly diet and lifestyle can...
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Regular Screenings Protect Against Cervical Cancer

January 17, 2018 | 1 Comments

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. It is also a good time to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves.

Cervical cancer is a disease in which cells grow out of control in the cervix, the lower, narrow end of the uterus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, cervical cancer is the easiest...
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Quit Smoking — Your Wellness Depends On It

January 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 14 percent of Solano County adults still smoke, despite increased awareness of the health risks associated with the habit.

Smoking kills. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Quitting is not easy because nicotine is highly addictive. The CDC notes that there are more...
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