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Assess Your Alcohol Intake this April

Apr 21 2012
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Assess Your Alcohol Intake this April

The world seems full of stress these days. With high unemployment and the rising costs of gas and other necessities, it is easy to feel strained and in need of a way to relax. While the occasional alcoholic drink can help lower anxiety, it is important to assess your drinking every once and a while to make sure you’re not going overboard and potentially causing harm to your body or to those around you.

Incontinence Breakthrough

Mar 30 2012
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Incontinence Breakthrough

If you suffer from bladder or bowel incontinence, then you know it's a sensitive subject. You might feel embarrassed or alone and, as a result, choose to leave your condition untreated. However, this can result in more serious health concerns down the line. Healthy U wants you to know that you are not alone, and that the medical staff at Griffin Hospital is here to help. 

Ladies, Come Find Your Inner Aphrodite

Mar 23 2012
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Ladies, Come Find Your Inner Aphrodite

Why is it so easy to find fault in ourselves, especially with our appearance? We want to be taller, shorter, thinner, more toned, straight-haired, curly-haired, blonde, brunette, red-head, etc. It seems we always wish to be something or someone other than who we are. Being unhappy with your body can affect how you think and feel about yourself as a person.

Boosting Brain Power

Mar 05 2012
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Boosting Brain Power

As we age, forgetfulness or senior moments often become more common among adults. Use it or lose it is a common phrase heard within senior circles. Similar to muscles, if we don't exercise the brain regularly it may weaken and potentially lead to balance, flexibility and endurance problems.

Winter Hasn't Ended... Yet.

Feb 24 2012
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Winter Hasn't Ended... Yet.

Despite the generally mild weather so far this season, winter can sometimes be less than a wonderland for those injured each year due to slips, falls, and/or overexertion from activities such as removing snow from driveways and walks. But according to Myra Odenwaelder, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Griffin Hospital, most of these injuries are both preventable and, with a little thought and planning, completely avoidable.

Make No Bones About It

Jan 30 2012
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Make No Bones About It

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and increased risk of fractures.

Women and Heart Disease

Jan 27 2012
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Women and Heart Disease

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills nearly twice as many women in the United States than all types of cancer combined. Why, then, do fewer than 1 in 4 women think heart disease is a threat to their health? Why do only 55% of women realize heart disease is their No. 1 killer, and less than half know what are considered healthy levels for cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure and cholesterol? (Know your risk? Take the American Heart Association’s “Go Red Heart Check Up”).

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