All Things Long Term Care

SODIUM IN YOUR DIET

Sodium is essential for propersalt body functions –it helps balance fluids within the body, it helps transmit nerve impulses and it can influence the contraction and relaxation of muscles.

However, the average American gets about 3,400 mg of sodium a day — much higher than the recommended 2,300 mg. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and stroke. Read more »

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SODIUM IN YOUR DIET

Sodium is essential for propersalt body functions –it helps balance fluids within the body, it helps transmit nerve impulses and it can influence the contraction and relaxation of muscles.

However, the average American gets about 3,400 mg of sodium a day — much higher than the recommended 2,300 mg. Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure, kidney disease, and stroke. Read more »

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BEE VENOM MAY HELP FIGHT CANCER

BeeResearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say venom from honeybees may block the growth or spread of cancer. A substance called melittin found in the venom prevents cancer cells from multiplying.

The author of the study, Dianjan Pan writes, “We have safely used venom toxins in tiny nanometer-sized particles to treat breast cancer and melanoma cells in the laboratory.” Pan hopes to test the treatment on rats and pigs next before eventually treating human patients. Read more »

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BEE VENOM MAY HELP FIGHT CANCER

BeeResearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say venom from honeybees may block the growth or spread of cancer. A substance called melittin found in the venom prevents cancer cells from multiplying.

The author of the study, Dianjan Pan writes, “We have safely used venom toxins in tiny nanometer-sized particles to treat breast cancer and melanoma cells in the laboratory.” Pan hopes to test the treatment on rats and pigs next before eventually treating human patients. Read more »

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MORE AMERICANS RETIRING ABROAD

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The rate of Americans retiring outside of the United States has doubled over the past 10 years. Low cost of living, warm weather year round, and the experience of a new culture are enticing prospects.

But, there are a few things to consider before packing your passport. Expats are still taxed by the IRS on income, regardless of where they live, Medicare coverage does not extend outside of the US, and some countries do not allow non-citizens to purchase real estate. Read more »

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MORE AMERICANS RETIRING ABROAD

senior couple 2

The rate of Americans retiring outside of the United States has doubled over the past 10 years. Low cost of living, warm weather year round, and the experience of a new culture are enticing prospects.

But, there are a few things to consider before packing your passport. Expats are still taxed by the IRS on income, regardless of where they live, Medicare coverage does not extend outside of the US, and some countries do not allow non-citizens to purchase real estate. Read more »

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FOOD SAFETY FOR SUMMER COOKOUTS

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Barbecues and pool parties with family and friends often top the list summer activities. But, cooking outside can lead to bacteria growth and food-borne illness Cathy Cochran, a food safety expert at the United States Department of Agriculture, warns that the warmer months are prime time for growing bacteria. “Food-borne illness does peak in the summer time; that’s partially because bacteria does grow fastest in warm temperatures but also because people are cooking away from their refrigerators.” Read more »

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FOOD SAFETY FOR SUMMER COOKOUTS

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Barbecues and pool parties with family and friends often top the list summer activities. But, cooking outside can lead to bacteria growth and food-borne illness Cathy Cochran, a food safety expert at the United States Department of Agriculture, warns that the warmer months are prime time for growing bacteria. “Food-borne illness does peak in the summer time; that’s partially because bacteria does grow fastest in warm temperatures but also because people are cooking away from their refrigerators.” Read more »

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