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Could the Moon Affect Our Sleep?

Posted on March 23, 2021 - During National Sleep Month in March, sleep experts have been offering tips and advice for better slumber. Scientists know more these days about sleep and its role in health. When we sleep, our bodies might be resting, but our brains certainly aren’t! Sleep is the time when the brain consolidates and stores memories, as well as cleaning out harmful wastes that could lead to memory problems, heart disease, depression, and other health problems.

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Kidney Stones Q & A

Posted on March 18, 2021 - March is National Kidney Month. Kidney stones aren’t by any means the most serious kidney ailment we can deal with, but they are certainly painful and can affect quality of life! Click read article to read questions often asked about this condition.

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Appetite linked to healthier gut bacteria in over-60s

Posted on March 16, 2021 - King’s College London experts are looking at the connection between a good appetite and muscle strength in older adults. They think our gut bacteria could be a key factor, and this might someday lead to new treatments for preserving muscle mass and function in older adults.

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Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day—In Moderation

Posted on March 11, 2021 - This year, our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will likely look quite different. We won’t be crowding into pubs for a corned beef dinner—more likely, it will be a home-cooked affair, or maybe takeout. Perhaps some clever folks will festoon their leprechaun decorations with facemasks, which makes sense: staying safe isn’t just a matter of luck! Even those who have found their COVID-19 vaccine at the end of the rainbow know it’s important to continue taking precautions for the good of others.

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Good sleep is just what doctor ordered

Posted on March 9, 2021 - Just in time for Sleep Awareness Month, University of Washington experts offer tips to help older adults improve the quality of their slumber.

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